El Camino Trees vs. Caltrans Safety project (Nov. 2014 update)

image001Caltrans has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report signally its intention to build out left-turn channels at Floribunda and El Camino Real. The $3.6 project, that in effect widens the highway to 5 lanes over 500 ft., is intended to improve safety of broadside incidents at that intersection. The report indicates the plan will result in the removal of 14-15 trees, four of them historic eucalyptus. There is no room for tree replacements in that area.

For more information, Please view the Draft EIR document. Comments should be sent to:
Yolanda Rivas, Environmental Branch Chief
ATTN: Sam Fielding, Dept. of Transportation, Office of Environmental Analysis MS 8 B
111 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
Yolanda.Rivas@dot.ca.gov

Caltrans is holding a public Open House on Thurs. Nov. 13th, 2014, at the Burlingame Recreation Center, from 6:30-8:30. The public is asked to comment on the proposal before November 30th, 2014.EA-1G020K_DEIR-EA_Final
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NOVEMBER 19th SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL report by Angela Swartz:

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-11-19/city-seeking-incremental-ecr-changes-burlingame-says-widening-street-removing-trees-should-be-a-last-resort/1776425133597.html

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