San Carlos Planning Commission Meets Monday with Big Agenda

Improvements to Holly Street/101 interchange and Transit Village Project on the agenda for study sessions.

A study of the Holly Street/101 interchange showed the widening of Holly Street would not be necessary to handle future traffic conditions but that the interchange can be modified to help motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Any improvements would not begin until at least 2013.  That much time is needed because of the complexity of the design and the need to obtain Caltrans approval of changes to the Holly Street/101 interchange.

Caltrans has been resistant to having a separate path through the interchange, and said there would be at least a one-year delay on the Project Study Report Update which was presented to city council on July 9 and its approval would still not be certain.

The final Enviromental Impact Report on the Transit Village Project will also be discussed, with the possibility of a heated dicussion from among members of the Greater East San Carlos Organization, which has expressed opposition to certain aspects of the report.

Important meetings this week:

Monday, July 30
San Carlos Planning Commission Meeting, 7 p.m., City Council Chambers, 600 Elm Street

Tuesday, July 31
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 9 a.m., Hall of Justice, 400 County Center, First Floor, Board Chambers, Redwood City

Thursday, Aug. 2
Caltrain Board of Directors Meeting, 10 a.m., SamTrans Administrative Offices, 1250 San Carlos Ave., Second Floor, Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium.

San Mateo County Transportation Authority, 5 p.m., SamTrans Administrative Offices, 1250 San Carlos Ave., Second Floor, Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium.

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