Friday, November 14, 2014

Highway 1 widening fact sheet, related final report and description

FACT SHEET HWY 1 / CALERA PKWY WIDEN ... - Caltrans.  "... Highway 1/Calera Parkway widen for operational improvements" by Mohammad Suleiman.

"Project location:  Route 1 from south of Fassler Avenue to north of Reina Del Mar.

Scope:  Provide operational improvement by adding one lane each direction

Purpose and need:  Improve traffic operations, decrease traffic congestion and delay, and improve peak-period travel time.

Project description:  The project proposes to widen State Route 1 (SR 1) from four lanes to six lanes (three through-lanes in each travel direction in the City of Pacifica, County of San Mateo, CA.  The portion of SR 1 proposed for widening extends from approximately 1,500 feet south of Fassler Avenue/Rockaway Beach Avenue to approximately 2,300 feet north of Reina Del Mar avenue, a distance of 1.3 miles.  The project includes improvements to the two intersections within the proposed project limits.

Project status:  Active.  This is an Oversight Project.  Work is done by San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA).  Caltrans is the lead agency under both CEQAand NEPA.
The final Environmental document was signed on August 1, 2012.
The Project Report was approved on August 2, 2013.

Project Funding:  The project will be funded from San Mateo County Transportation Measure A and State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds.  In addition, potential Federal funding would be used if it becomes available.

Fix Highway 1, its our turn
The total estimated cost of the project is $52 Million dollars, which includes construction capital, Right of Way capital, and support cost."

For additional information view the above link, pdf pages 2.

Related - California Department of Transportation, District 4,  Scroll down to San Mateo County, "Route 1/Calera Parkway Widening Project from North of Reina Del Mar to South of Fassler Avenue," includes the Final Project and  Environmental Reports.  

From the Final Environmental Impact Report, Volume 1, pdf pages 604, computer/pdf page numbers of interest:
108/6, peak hour traffic conditions; 109/7 future no build travel time; 110/8 future no project condition; 111-12/9/10 project description, 1.3, 1.4 alternatives; 113, map figure 1.4; 115, map figure 1.5; 117/13 common design features. Section, "approximately 132 feet wide, 12 to 40 feet landscape".

Total width worksheet (see computer page 115, map figure 1.5.  Highway:  6 lanes x 12 feet each = 72 feet; 1 wide median x 16 feet = 16 feet; 4 shoulders (inside and outside) x 10 feet = 40 feet; total highway estimate: 128 feet.  Side of Highway: 1 roadside planter landscaping x 10 feet = 10 feet; 1 sidewalk only x 6 feet = 6 feet; total landscaping/sidewalk estimate: 16 feet.  Grand total project width 144 feet.

Note photograph/graphic: Traffic photograph by Brendan P. Bartholomew, San Francisco Examiner, 5/11/14. "Battle rages on in Pacifica over proposed Highway 1 widening."  Map from the CalTrans website.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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