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News From the Fourth Bore Coalition

Posted by Len Gilbert on March 25, 2012

This announcement is from the Fourth Bore Coalition via the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC http://rockridge.org).

City Sets Public Meeting: Six Selected 4th Bore Projects, Revised Designs

March 26, 7-9 p.m.

The City of Oakland will hold a public meeting Monday evening, March 26, 7-9 p.m. at Kaiser Elementary School, 25 South Hill Court, Oakland (Hiller Highlands), to show and discuss the revised designs for the first six projects to be funded with the $8 million from Oakland’s Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore settlement agreement with Caltrans.

Participants will hear an overview of the process that led to the list of projects, with a focus on the proposed conceptual designs of the first six.

The goal of the meeting is for meeting participants to let the City know their thoughts on these designs, before the City moves forward to the final pre-construction stage.

These projects include:

  1. Tunnel Road/SR 13/Hiller Drive Intersection Improvements: $ 950,000
  2. Pedestrian Facilities on Caldecott Lane/Tunnel Road: $ 850,000
  3. Bicycle Facilities on Caldecott Lane/Tunnel Road: $ 290,000
  4. Caldecott Lane/Kay overcrossing Intersection Improvements: $ 100,000
  5. Bike facilities on Broadway from Brookside Avenue to Kay overcrossing: $ 410,000
  6. Jogging/walking path on Broadway from Golden Gate to Lake Temescal: $ 275,000

Oakland will give a brief overview of the whole $8 million list, but the focus of the meeting will be on the above projects. (NB: The drawing for Project #4 [Caldecott Lane/Kay Overcrossing] has been revised since originally posted last Monday. The project description for Project #5 [Bike Facilities on Broadway] also has changed, so please be sure to look at the new items.)

Fact sheets on the 6 projects are available for public review on FBC’s web site: http://www.fourthbore.org/featured/march-26-2012-meeting-description-associated-materials/

If you have questions about the process of finalizing the designs of the first six projects or the other projects on the City’s final project list, contact the City’s consultant, Victoria Eisen at: Victoria@eisenletunic.com or 510-525-0220.

The March 26, 2012 meeting comment period extends until April 6, 2012 at 5pm.

Submit comments to Si Lau via e-mail: slau@oaklandnet.com, phone:510-238-6105; fax: 238-7415.

Letters may be mailed to: Si Lau, Transportation Engineer, Transportation Services Division, City of Oakland Public Works Agency, 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 4344, Oakland, CA 94612.

So the City knows what neighborhood you live in, please provide either your address or nearby intersection in your comments.

For carpool information from Rockridge BART to the meeting, e-mail info@rockridge.org.

Fourth Bore general contact information:

info@fourthbore.org and chair@fourthbore.org

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