State Route 85 Express Lanes Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 4
Document Title
State Route 85 Express Lanes Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
State highway right-of-way
Document Description
Note: Extended review per lead Caltrans, in cooperation with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), proposes to convert the existing High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on SR 85 to express lanes. Use of the HOV lanes is currently restricted to vehicles with two or more occupants, motorcycles, and certain alternative fuel vehicles. The conversion of the HOV lanes to express lanes would allow single-occupant vehicles (SOVs) to pay a toll to use the lanes, while HOVs would continue to use the lanes for free. The express lanes would extend along the entire 24.1 mile length of SR 85 and 1.5 miles of US Hwy 101 from the southern end of SR 85 to Metcalf Road in San Jose.

Contact Information

Cristin Hallissy
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation, District 4
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
State Highways
Hwy 237, 280, 17,. 87, 101
San Jose Int'l
Guadalupe River, Stevens Creek, Coyote Creek, others
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Climate Change

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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