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<br />/ <br /> <br /> <br />4E <br /> <br />'\. <br /> <br />pLEASANTONc <br /> <br />City Council <br />Staff Report <br />February 21,2006 <br />Public Works Deparnnent <br /> <br />SUBJECT: <br /> <br />ROUTE 84 EXPRESSWAY PROJECT -- LETTER IN SUPPORT OF <br />MINIMIZING CUT-THROUGH TRAFFIC ON VINEYARD <br />AVENUE <br /> <br />STAFF RECOMMENDATION: <br /> <br />Staff recommends that the City Council take the following action at the <br />meeting of February 21, 2006. <br /> <br />1. Authorize the Mayor to sign the attached letter to the Alameda County <br />Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA) requesting that the <br />design of the Route 84 Expressway include elements that reduce cut- <br />through traffic along Vineyard Avenue. <br /> <br />SUMMARY: <br /> <br />ACTIA is currently preparing the environmental document for the Route <br />84 Expressway Project (Isabel Avenue). The project development team is <br />currently considering several project design elements that will affect both <br />project costs and cut-through traffic in Pleasanton. Staff recommends that <br />City Council comment on these design issues early in the process of <br />evaluating these project design elements. <br /> <br />Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council: <br /> <br />BACKGROUND <br /> <br />ACTIA is in the process of preparing environmental documents for the widening of Route 84 <br />(Isabel Avenue) to four lanes from Ruby Hill Drive east to Stanley Boulevard, and six lanes <br />from Stanley Boulevard to Airway Boulevard. ACTIA is trying to design the new roadway <br />such that it will have no significant environmental impacts. <br /> <br />SR 06:058 <br />Page 1 of 3 <br />