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Caltrans Plans to Widen Highway 1

More about Thursday's meeting in Pacifica, along with a chance to vote on what you think about Caltrans's plan to widen a portion of the congested highway.

Caltrans is moving forward with its plan to widen part of Highway 1 in Pacifica, but the public still has a chance to weigh in at a .

, which would cost between $45 and $52 million, raises environmental concerns because of its proximity to wetland habitat, but Caltrans asserts that with proper care, no significant damage will occur.

The highway would be widened between 2,300 ft. north of Reina Del Mar Avenue to about 1,500 ft. south of Fassler Avenue, an area the Caltrans has identified as being a bottleneck for traffic during mornings and afternoons.

The meeting 6:30p.m. Thursday night at the is about the recently released Draft Environmental Impact Report, which details the plan and its potential impacts on the environment.

For more on the project, head to Pacifica Patch's coverage.

Vote in Patch's anonymous poll about the issue below, too.

the bullgod September 24, 2011 at 02:28 PM
So Jim Vreeland, is on the San Mateo County Transit Board? What has he done for the city regarding highway 1. Besides tell everyone in town he was against the project then he tells everyone at the county level oh the city is behind it. Haven't the residents and taxpayers have enough of Jim Vreeland, and his double talk?
jen September 25, 2011 at 11:08 PM
How about a simple "no turn on red" at Fassler during morning commute. Hwy. 1 backs up because Fassler cars inch in and when the light turns green for the highway there is not enough space for cars to move forward and not be in the intersection
concerned business person September 26, 2011 at 11:35 PM
I work in Pacifica twice a week and have to drive into town on that stretch between Reina del Mar & Fassler. I always try to get in and get out before 3:00 pm because of the traffic - it is a nighmare! But not everyone has that luxury. Widening sounds like a good way to go. BTW - I just voted yes...I am NOT a Patch reader, but I received an e-mail from a client of mine who is and knows I have a vested interest in this poll, too. One way to control the voting - check the URLs of the voters and toss out any duplicates. That will eliminate the multiple votes from "clouding" your "unscientific" poll.
Camden Swita September 27, 2011 at 01:01 AM
Voters don't have URLs (that's just another name for a web address, like pacifica.patch.com), they have IP addresses. There's a function already built into the poll that makes it so that the same IP address can only vote once. It's easy to change your IP address, however, and without going to extreme measures, there's nothing Patch can do to prevent the same person using different IP addresses from voting more than once.
Todd Bray September 28, 2011 at 09:43 PM
Flo, lets not count on the tunnel for anything as it may never become operational.

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