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New Paseo Padre railroad underpass now scheduled for August

The Paseo Padre underpass, which had been scheduled to open this month, is now slated for Aug. 11 or 12.

The city has built a new stretch of Paseo Padre underneath at-grade rail tracks, so people don’t have to sit in their cars and wait for trains to pass. Everything is a go for the new Paseo Padre except the pedestrian safety rail.

Since the new sidewalk is raised above the new street, the rail is needed to keep people from plunging into the roadway. In should be ready in a couple of weeks.

For more info about the project, click here.

Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
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Pothole cities?

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission today released a report ranking pavement conditions of local roads in the Bay Area. The average three-year pavement condition index (PCI) score for 2005-07 was 65 out of a possible 100 points.

Here’s how the various cities stacked up:

* Union City: score of 75

* Newark: 71

* Fremont: 68

Union City and Newark fell in the “good” range (70-79) while Fremont was in the “fair” range (60-69).

Newark was among the cities that saw its score plummet 4 points from last year. Only one other city, St. Helena, saw a greater decrease (-5).

 

image from Mark Griffith’s site at flickr.com

Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2009
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Is This True?

From KCBS
I-880 Carpool Lanes Improve Commute by 30 Minutes

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) — The recently added carpool lanes on northbound I-880 are saving commuters from Fremont to the South Bay a lot more time than officials originally predicted.
CalTrans reports that traffic congestion has been reduced by one-third with carpoolers saving as much as 30 minutes on their commute.

For the entire story, click here for podcast and here for print.

Not sure how they get their figures, and I haven’t driven south of Warm Springs in about a year. But it usually seems like HOV lane restrictions further clog rush hour traffic in Hayward south to Fremont.

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2008
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Road work

I can’t believe Doug beat me to this, but for road work info click here. It’s updated weekly.

The following streets are getting paved today:

        Blacow Frontage Road from Coco Palm Drive to 125′N of Folsom Drive

  • Hilo Street from Omar Street to Blacow Road
  • Valpey Park Avenue from Grand Teton Park Street to Grimmer Boulevard
  • Paseo Padre Parkway (INSIDE LANES) from Oakridge Drive to Pine Street
  • South Grimmer Boulevard from Paseo Padre Parkway to Parkmeadow Drive

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2008
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Fremont and VTA to get money for Grade Separations

UPDATE: Of more pressing matters here are some timeframes for completion of the current pahse of the I-880/Mission Boulevard Interchange Project.
New Carpool Lane on I-880 —- Could be operational in October
New Warren Avenue I-880 Overpass —- Could be completed and operational by the end of the year.

The state has awarded $19.6 million for grade separation projects at Warren Avenue and Kato Road. The grade separations, which are expected to ease traffic congestion and help extend BART to Santa Clara, are part of a $200 million infrastructure project in South Fremont.

The project, which is slated to start in 2010, includes widening Mission between I-880 and Warm Springs Boulevard, depressing Warren under the Union Pacific tracks, depressing Kato Road just north of the county line under railroad tracks, and reconfiguring a rail yard.

The project isn’t fully funded, but the grant should help. I’ll have a story about it in tomorrow’s Argus.

Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
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Cherry Street action

The City of Newark’s repaving work on Cherry Street between Mayhews Landing Road and Dairy Avenue is set to wrap up by 6 tonight.

If you’re itching to drive on those blocks and have any other questions, call project engineer Trang Tran at 510-578-4298 or send her an
e-mail.

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
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Almost there …

The City of Newark is this close to wrapping up street repairs that were due to end today but actually will trickle into Thursday.

Here’s the rundown of what’s left on the official list for Thursday:

  • Abington Court, from Abington Drive to the end.
  • Abington Drive, from Portsmouth Avenue to Blackburn Drive.
  • Cedar Boulevard, from Dupont Avenue to Edgewater Drive and Central to Roberston avenues.
  • Lake Boulevard, from Channel Drive to Jarvis Avenue.
  • Newark Boulevard, from Jarvis to Thornton avenues.
  • Potrero Drive, from Parada Street to Buena Vista Drive.

Trang Tran, associate civil engineer for the city, said Cedar, Newark and Potrero are the primary roadways that need lingering touch-ups.

She also said additional work is planned next week on Cherry Street, so stay tuned for the details.

Check in with Tri-City Beat for continuing updates, or call Newark’s engineering division from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 510-578-4298.

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
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Roadwork switcheroo

The City of Newark has tweaked its repaving schedule for work that was set to wrap up by midweek but now could pour into Thursday. Here’s the latest update.

Today:

  • Bayonne Drive, from Cherry Street to Lafayette Avenue.
  • Christine Street, from Mayhews Landing Road to Zulmida Avenue.
  • Lafayette Avenue, from Newark to Cedar boulevards and Newark Boulevard to Cherry Street.
  • Radcliffe Avenue, from Christine to Barnard street.
  • Sandalwood Street, from McLaughlin to Lafayette avenues and Lafayette to McDonald avenues.

Tuesday:

  • Graham Avenue, from Sycamore to Magnolia streets.
  • Magnolia Street, from Baine to Thornton avenues.
  • Redeker Place, from Cherry Street to the end.
  • Robertson Avenue, from Birch Street to Birch Grove Park.

Wednesday:

  • Abington Court, from Abington Drive to the end.
  • Abington Drive, from Portsmouth Avenue to Blackburn Drive.
  • Cedar Boulevard, from Dupont Avenue to Edgewater Drive and Central to Roberston avenues.
  • Lake Boulevard, from Channel Drive to Jarvis Avenue.
  • Newark Boulevard, from Jarvis to Thornton avenues.
  • Potrero Drive, from Parada Street to Buena Vista Drive.

Check back at Tri-City Beat for further updates, or call Newark’s engineering division from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 510-578-4298.

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2008
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Roadwork slow but steady

Construction workers are running slightly behind with street repaving in Newark, but Associate Civil Engineer Trang Tran said the daily schedule of which roads are resurfaced when is still valid.

The work is set to run through Wednesday, as reported this week in The Argus. Read the article for the schedule.

Check back next week with Tri-City Beat for schedule updates, or call Newark’s engineering division from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 510-578-4298.

Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2008
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Newark roadwork steams ahead

With dry skies above us, plans are still on track to start street resurfacing Thursday in Newark, as reported in today’s The Argus. Read the article for a full schedule.

Trang Tran, associate civil engineer for the city, said the work originally was intended to start Tuesday but that last night’s mild showers put a damper on things.

Now, she said all systems are go as long as equipment doesn’t fail and Mother Nature complies with earthly engineers. 

Check back with Tri-City Beat for schedule updates, or call Newark’s engineering division from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 510-578-4298.

Posted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
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