I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It always amazes me how CalTran has to cut such a wide swath through the natural terrain. But since this is already done maybe they can use it as a parking lot for the GGNRA Rancho Corral de Tierra north portal access instead of going through the residential neighborhood of Montara by Farralone Elementary School!
CalTrans doesn’t like small projects. The original tunnel project proposal was too small for them. When they were forced into it, they made it bigger.
Bill’s suggestion merits investigation.
After Measure T, it wasn’t Caltrans’ prerogative, Leonard. If our urban environmentalists didn’t roll over for two tunnels instead of one and for an overall tunnel project twice as big and at least twice as expensive as it needed to be, we wouldn’t have had a fill this big, disruptive, and noisy(!) in our face for the past several years. But, hey, what’s a few hundred million and a few years wasted when you have the nearby Bay Bridge fiasco for comparison.
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