On January 15, Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), held an Open Forum Hearing to discuss and gather input on the environmental document for the I-80/Gilman Street Interchange Improvement project.
The I-80/Gilman Street interchange is a four-lane arterial roadway (Gilman Street) with two lanes in the east-west direction that are intersected with four I-80 on- and off-ramps. Currently, traffic controls in the project area consist of stop signs and pavement markings, which have, along with increased vehicle traffic, created unsafe operations. In particular, the westbound off-ramp from I-80 incurs twice the statewide average in collisions.1
The main component of this project is a pair of roundabouts at Gilman Street intersections on both sides of I-80, as well as new pedestrian and bicycle facilities at and near the interchange. Alameda CTC, in partnership with Caltrans and the cities of Berkeley and Albany, looks to reduce congestion and improve mobility, simplify traffic operations, shorten queues and provide safe access for pedestrians and bicyclists in this project area.
Comments on the environmental analysis and its impact will be collected through February 5, 2019. Final project approval, along with the environmental document, is scheduled for summer 2019, with construction completion anticipated in summer 2023.
For additional information on this project, go to Alameda CTC’s I-80/Gilman Street Interchange Improvement Project page.
Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: James Kenney Community Center, 1720 Eighth Street (between Delaware Street and Virginia Street), Berkeley, CA 94710
1Interstate 80/Gilman Street Interchange Improvement Project: Initial Study with Proposed Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment (IS-EA), Caltrans, December 2018.