City of East Palo Alto U.S. Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing CEQA Initial Study and MND

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016022036
Lead Agency
East Palo Alto, City of (City of East Palo Alto)
Document Title
City of East Palo Alto U.S. Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing CEQA Initial Study and MND
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
General Commercial

Document Description
The project will consist of constructing a Class I Pedestrian/Bicycle Overcrossing Structure over U.S. Hwy 101 to provide a direct connection between the south side and north side of U.S. Hwy 101 in East Palo Alto. In addition to the overcrossing, sidewalk and bicycle signage and striping improvements along West Bayshore Road and a new pedestrian crossing of Newell Avenue will be added. The project would cross U.S. Hwy 101, approx. 2,100 feet south of the University Avenue overcrossing of U.S. Hwy 101, and approx. 4,500 feet north of the Oregon Expressway/Embarcadero Road overcrossing. U.S. Hwy 101 in this location is a ten-lane, 160-ft. wide highway (recently widened from eight lanes). The latitude and longitude of the project is 37.457506, - 122.13472. The frontage road on the southwest side, West Bayshore, is two lanes, while the frontage road on the northeast side, East Bayshore, is four lanes with a median to the north of the Project site, transitioning to two lanes south of the Project site. the southern ramp of the alignment will begin on the northern side of West Bayshore Road and will hug the existing sound wall before crossing the hwy. The northern ramp of the alignment will have a reverse "S" curve that will border a City owned parcel and terminate on Clarke Avenue (adjacent to the entrance of Home Depot). The project proposal also includes the relocation of the existing pylon sign that is approx. 65 feet tall, and adding a new traffic signal with bike/pedestrian crossing lights and a high-visibility crosswalk at West Bayshore and Newell Road.

Contact Information
Yeni Magana
City of East Palo Alto
1960 Tate St.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone : (650) 853-3148

Location

Coordinates
37°27'27"N 122°8'5"W
Cities
East Palo Alto
Counties
San Mateo
Cross Streets
East Bayshore at Clarke Avenue; West Bayshore at Newell Road
Zip
94303
Total Acres
.5
Parcel #
063-511-580
State Highways
U.S. 101
Railways
UPRR
Airports
Palo Alto Airport
Schools
Various
Waterways
San Fancisquito Creek, SF Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation:Other (Pedestrian Overcrossing)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Biological Resources Noise Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 4 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Caltrans, Division of Transportation Planning Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency
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