For Immediate Release
July 21, 2014
Redwood City Invites Community to Discuss Alternatives
for 101/84 Woodside Road Interchange Improvement Project
Public Meeting is the second in a series of workshops intended to
gather community feedback on proposed improvements to the 101/Woodside Interchange
Redwood City, CA - The City of Redwood City is hosting a Public Meeting on Tuesday, July 29th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Downtown Library Community Room (3rd Floor, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City) to present and discuss alternatives for the 101/Woodside interchange improvement project.
An overview presentation will begin promptly at 6:45 pm, and interactive information stations will be available throughout the evening. The stations will include maps and designs, with engineers available to discuss the current project alternatives. Experts will also be on hand to discuss the various options considered and screened, and there will be ample opportunities for participants to provide comments on all the alternatives, including the "no project" alternative.
This Public Meeting is the continuation of an in-depth community engagement process to inform, and solicit comments from, the community about the US101/SR 84 Woodside Road interchange improvement engineering and environmental study now underway. The City and its project team have developed and assessed a variety of improvements to relieve existing and future traffic congestion and to improve traffic safety and vehicular access at the interchange. The goals of the project include improving highway operations, reducing associated congestion on Redwood City streets, removing barriers to bicycle and pedestrian travel, and minimizing impacts on nearby businesses.
"The City team anticipates that this and future community engagement will foster even more ideas and input for how to improve this interchange," said City Manager Bob Bell. "We're excited to be moving forward toward a smoother, more functional, and more accommodating interchange area that enhances mobility and safety for all users, including our bicycle and pedestrian community."
The City of Redwood City, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority will have staff in attendance at the Public Meeting. Community members are invited to attend and learn about the project, give their feedback on project alternatives, and provide suggestions for additional improvements.
To learn more about the 101/84 interchange improvement project, visit the Project web page at www.redwoodcity.org/101-84. Visit Redwood City's website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City's newsletters and other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/newsletters.