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Injunction stops work indefinitely on Niles Canyon Road project

I’ll get more online soon, but a judge today issued an injunction preventing Caltrans from starting the first of three safety projects scheduled for Niles Canyon Road.

He also allowed to stand a lawsuit challenging Caltrans’ environmental review of the project.

So the project, which was supposed to commence June 15, is now indefinitely delayed until that lawsuit runs its course.

The Alameda Creek Alliance filed the lawsuit seeking to stop the project.

They won on all counts today despite the fact that their attorney quoted an environmental assessment from one Vinton Bacon to the judge. Of all the enviromental wonks around here, I was surprised that the attorney would try to persuade the judge with the findings of a politician/technology worker.

Matt Artz