101 / Woodside Interchange
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A standing-room-only crowd participated in the July 29, 2014 Community Meeting. This session highlighted project status and preferred alternatives for improving the interchange to address existing and expected problems. Approximately 70 people attended the meeting, and about half of them indicated they also participated in the March 31, 2014 Open House. It was great to see so many enthusiastic community members!
After a fifteen minute open house, Mayor Jeffrey Gee welcomed the community members and introduced the project team. The URS Project Manager presented the project alternatives, using PowerPoint slides with video links and significant animation showing specific movements by mode. Click here to view a movie of the PowerPoint presentation (no audio), which includes the project schedule and upcoming community meetings.
The presentation segment included fifteen minutes for general questions answered by the project team. The meeting then transitioned to four interactive stations for the second half of the evening. There, participants viewed close-up maps of the preferred alternatives, other alternatives considered, and existing conditions, and discussed comments and questions with project team members. Click here for a pdf containing the preferred alternatives. The station highlighting the Diverging Diamond Interchange also featured a video showing its typical operation; click here to view the video (no audio).
A formal meeting summary will be posted here soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, please contact Paul Krupka, the City's Project Manager (email and phone below), if you have any questions or comments about the project.
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The City of Redwood City, in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, is proposing to reconstruct the Route 101/84 (Woodside Road) interchange. The purpose of the project is to relieve existing and future traffic congestion, and to improve traffic safety and vehicular access to and from Route 101 and SR 84 (Woodside Road). The goals include improving highway operations, reducing associated congestion on Redwood City streets, removing barriers to non-motorized travel, and minimizing impacts on nearby businesses. The project proposes to modify the on- and off-ramp configuration at the interchange and adjacent local intersections to improve traffic flow, increase safety, and better accommodate pedestrian and bicycle access across Route 101.
The City hired a consultant team led by URS to conduct the Project Approval & Environmental Document (PA & ED) phase of the project. This two-year phase began in late 2013 and includes data gathering and mapping, development and implementation of a community outreach process, traffic analysis of existing and future conditions, definition and evaluation of geometric improvement alternatives, environmental analysis and documentation of a preferred alternative, and development of a project report.
The two-year-long community engagement and visioning process will provide both high tech (website, email lists, and other social media) and high touch (one-on-one engagement, small group meetings, large group workshops, and public hearings) opportunities for all interested parties to be informed and involved in the development of project alternatives.
Current Project Information
- Technical Documents
- Community Meetings
Paul Krupka, P.E.