For Immediate Release
March 26, 2014
Paul Krupka, Project Manager
Redwood City to Host First “Open House” Community Workshop
for US101/SR84 (Woodside Road) Interchange Improvement Project
Open House is the first in a series of workshops aimed at soliciting feedback for a solution to address the high multi-modal traffic interchange of US101/SR84.
Redwood City, Calif. —The City of Redwood City is hosting a Community Open House on March 31, 2014, from 6:30-8:00pm at the Downtown Library Community Room, 1044 Middlefield Road, to gather input about how to best address the needs of all users of the congested US101/SR84 Interchange. Interested community members – from residents and local businesses to commuters who use the Interchange – are encouraged to attend the Open House – the beginning of an in-depth community engagement process that will inform, and solicit comments from, the public to support the US101/SR84 Woodside Road Interchange engineering and environmental study now underway.
The City and its project team are looking at ways 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, addressing challenges of pedestrians and bicyclists, and minimizing impacts on nearby businesses. Specifically, the project will look at:
- Alleviating existing and projected peak hour traffic congestion at Interchange
- Enhancing mobility and safety for all users
- Improving traffic operations at the intersections of Seaport Boulevard/Blomquist Street-East Bayshore Road, Woodside Road/Veterans Boulevard, Woodside Road/Broadway Avenue, and Woodside Road/Bay Road
"The City team invites local residents, businesses, and others who use this Interchange to attend the open house, so we can work together to determine how we can make it a more functional part of our City, " states Mayor Jeffrey Gee. “We look forward to the community’s ideas about how to enhance mobility and safety for those who drive, walk, and bike through the busy and congested 101/84 intersection.”
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 Open House. The Open House will be open to all, with an interactive format to entertain comments about usage of the junction, problem areas, and improvement ideas. Presentations will be given on the half hour (6:30 pm, 7pm and 7:30pm) and interactive stations will be available throughout the evening. Community members are encouraged to drop in at a time convenient for them. The presentation will cover the same content each time.
To learn more about the interchange project, visit the city website at http://www.redwoodcity.org/.