County showing its plan to widen Hwy 1 in Pacifica, Tuesday


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Fri, June 18, 2010


One of two similar plans to widen 1.3 miles of Highway 1 from 4 lanes to 6 lanes between Fassler Ave and Reina Del Mar Ave that will be shown at the meeting. Click for larger version.

The county Transportation authority will show its plans to widen Highway 1 for 1.3 miles between Fassler and Reina del Mar in Pacifica at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 22 in the Pacifica City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. You can download a complete package of attachments from Coastsider from the link above.

The meeting package includes eleven alternatives, but only two—both of which will widen Highway 1 for 1.3 miles—will be given further study. From the release:

The first hour of the meeting will be an open house, which will give people the opportunity to view exhibits and talk to the project team.  An informational meeting will follow which will include presentations on the history of the project, the purpose and need for the project, the environmental constraints and concerns, the design concepts that have been reviewed and an overview of the environmental process and schedule.  This will be followed by a question and answer period. 

 
The meeting is being held by the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and the City of Pacifica, in partnership with Cal Trans. For more information please contact the Transportation Authority at 650-508-6283 or [email protected]  Additional information is available on the project website.


Are Pacifica residents in support of 6 lanes? 

This look like an outdated highway widening plan.

The last time there was a meeting for this project, in March, the people who turned out were overwhelmingly against widening the highway.

Matt: Looks like the city and county didn’t get the message.

Oh, I think they got the message. Which was “we will have to railroad this thing through with as little wiggle room for public dissent as possible.”