Last time Caltrans crews visited Niles Canyon Road they removed more than 70 trees and were greeted by a few hearty protesters. Not sure if the protesters will be back, but Caltrans crews will start work at 9 p.m. Thursday getting the area prepared for some shoulder widening later this year.
The Work crews will take off the weekend and return from Tuesday through Friday nights. There will just be one lane of traffic open to drivers around the Rosenwarnes Underpass during this work.
Also, the Alameda Creek folks are threatening to sue Caltrans to stop this project, which is the first of three the state transportation agency has scheduled for Niles Canyon. Caltrans just reopened public comments on the second and most substantial project, according to the creek people.