Draft EIR for Alameda Creek Replacement Bridge is Out

Notice of Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) available for the ALameda Creek Bridge replacement project on state route 84 and notice of public open-forum hearing.

What is being planned: Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) is proposing to replace the Alameda Creek Bridge and realign the eastern and western approaches to the bridge on SR-84.  The Alameda Creek Bridge is in Niles Canyon, between Fremont and Sunol, in Alameda County. 

What’s available: You can look at or obtain the draft EIR at the Caltrans District 4 Office, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 on weekdays from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.  There are also copies of the report online at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/envdocs.htm or at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/nilescanyon/ and hard copies of the report at the Niles Library (150 I Street, Fremont, CA 94536), the Fremont Main Library (2400 Stevenson Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94538), and the Pleasanton Library (400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566).

WHERE YOU COME IN:  Caltrans welcomes your comments on the draft EIR.  The most beneficial comments include specific alternatives or mitigation measures that would provide better ways to avoid or mitigate any potential environmental effects of the project, concerns that are not addressed in the draft EIR, inaccuracies or missing information, and/or statistical data or facts to support your concern.  If you wish to make a comment on the draft EIR, you may submit your written comments to Caltrans.  Please submit written comments on the draft EIR to Caltrans District 4, Attn: Elizabeth White, 111 Grand Avenue MS 8B, Oakland, CA 94612, or via email to nilescanyonprojects@dot.ca.gov.  All comments must be received by5:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2015.  Additionally, a public open forum hearing will be held to solicit comments on the draft EIR.

WHEN AND WHERE:  A public open-forum hearing will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Niles Canyon Elementary School Cafeteria (37141 2nd Street, Fremont, CA 94536).  A brief presentation on the project will be given at 6:30 pm.

CONTACT:  The meeting facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Persons requesting special accommodations should contact Caltrans District 4 Office of Public Affairs at (510)-286-4444, or use the California Relay Service TTY number, (800)-735-2929 no later than three days before the meeting.

Bike East Bay’s comments on the Niles Canyon Safety Improvement Project (a different project to make spot safety improvements throughout Niles Canyon).

 
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