Caldecott 4th Bore

Caldecott Settlement Project Costs Coming in Over Budget

Sunday, October 6, 2013

City of Oakland staff and their consultants are well along designing many of the highest ranking projects on the Caldecott Settlement project list.

Unfortunately, as the detailed design of construction plans has unfolded, corresponding cost estimates have grown from the initial costs used to develop the list, in some cases significantly.

City Releases Soundwall Study Petitions

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Following the process presented at the September and January RCPC Town Hall meetings and in articles in the December 2012 and January 2013 issues of The Rockridge News, the city of Oakland has released petitions that eligible property owners can use to indicate their support of further study of two potential soundwalls along eastbound and westbound SR-24 in Rockridge (see below for map).

Broadway/Keith to Broadway/Golden Gate Way Redesign Unveiled at Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Preliminary plans to reconfigure Broadway between Keith Avenue and Golden Gate Way to improve safety were presented at the February RCPC Town Hall meeting by city of Oakland staff and their consultants.

Improvements to this section of roadway – funded through the city’s settlement agreement over the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel – were designed primarily to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists in the corridor by creating separate spaces for these roadway users and by slowing down adjacent motor vehicle traffic.

Petitions Will Measure Soundwall Study Support

Saturday, January 5, 2013

At a public meeting held late in September, city of Oakland and Caltrans representatives met with more than 60 Rockridge community members to discuss the dynamics of freeway noise and how soundwalls work; present a 2009 study of potential soundwall locations in the Rockridge and Temescal districts; and discuss the process of determining whether Oakland will invest in further soundwall studies at those locations. (Material presented at the meeting is available at www.fourthbore.org.)

City Discusses Study Process, Soundwall Technology With Residents

Saturday, October 6, 2012

More than 80 Rockridge residents crowded into the Rockridge Library meeting room on September 27 to hear about soundwalls and the process that might lead to their construction in the Rockridge area.

Organized by the city of Oakland, the meeting presented a wealth of technical information on sound wall functionality, the sound wall study process, landscaping considerations and the preliminary technical report evaluating noise levels in Rockridge.

Soundwalls in Rockridge? City Hosts Public Meeting on Caldecott Settlement Studies Sept. 27

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The next chapter in the process of determining the future of soundwalls at three State Route (SR) 24 locations in Rockridge and Temescal will unfold starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 27, at the Rockridge Branch Library.

Soundwalls: Process, Benefits and Drawbacks to be Topics of a September Community Meeting

Friday, July 6, 2012

During 2010 and 2011, the city of Oakland developed a ranked list of projects funded with the $8 million Caltrans paid Oakland in a settlement reached over the adequacy of environmental reports which studied effects on the neighborhood of the Caldecott Tunnel's fourth bore construction.

Caldecott Settlement Project List Posted: Soundwall Studies, Intersections, Bicycle Facilities, More, Proposed for Funding

Saturday, June 2, 2012

During 2010 and 2011, the city of Oakland developed, through public meetings, a ranked list of projects to fund with the $8 million Caltrans paid Oakland in a settlement reached over the adequacy of environmental reports which studied effects on the neighborhood of the Caldecott Tunnel's fourth bore construction.

On the Nature and Likelihood of Soundwalls Coming to Rockridge

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The possibility of the construction of soundwalls along Highway 24 through parts of the Rockridge-Temescal area has raised many questions. This fourth article on soundwalls (following up on those in the May, June and July 2011 issues of The Rockridge News) will consider the nuts-and bolts of soundwalls, some "urban legends" surrounding them, and the processes by which they are or are not constructed.

Caldecott Settlement Project Examined

Friday, April 6, 2012

City staff and consultants joined City Council member Jane Brunner in a public meeting to discuss the first six projects included in Oakland's settlement agreement with Caltrans over the Caldecott Improvement Project, or Fourth Bore.

The goal of the meeting, held March 26 at Kaiser Elementary School, was for participants to tell the city their thoughts on these designs, before the city moves forward to the final pre-construction stage.

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