Pacifica examines widening part of Hwy 1 to six lanes

By on Wed, March 3, 2010

Open Street Map
The approximate area of the proposed widening.

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) and the City of Pacifica, in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) held a "scoping" meeting tonight on widening Highway 1 near the quarry and Rockaway Beach, according to Pacifica Riptide.

The purpose of the project is to reduce congestion on the segment of Highway 1 within Pacifica, from approximately 2,300 feet north of Reina Del Mar Avenue to approximately 1,500 feet south of Fassler Avenue/Rockaway Beach [Google map] [...]

"The project scope may include widening from four lanes to six lanes (three through lanes in each direction) and improvements at the SR1/Reina Del Mar Avenue and SR 1/Fassler Avenue/Rockaway Beach Avenue intersections, including additional lane capacity and signal timing improvements," Hurley says.

The meeting is the first step to creating a Draft Environmental Impact Report.