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LAH council approves Page Mill Road expansion


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos Hills City Council endorsed a plan to widen the congested Page Mill Road to six lanes between the Interstate 280 interchange and Foothill Expressway.

Infamously congested Page Mill Road should be widened to six lanes between the Interstate 280 interchange and Foothill Expressway, the Los Altos Hills City Council decided Thursday night.

It was one of four actions councilmembers approved by a 3-2 vote after the Santa Clara County Transportation Department delivered its latest status report on the ongoing Page Mill Corridor Study. As proposed by Councilman Rich Larsen, the council would also seek to establish communication with Caltrans on the interchange’s contested park-and-ride lot, request that Stanford Research Park accept responsibility for traffic congestion and urge the county to proceed with improvements to the interchange intersection.

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Council to review Stevens Creek Trail alternatives this fall


Courtesy of city of Sunnyvale
An illustration accompanying the Stevens Creek Trail Joint Cities Feasibility Study shows various options for connecting the trail from Mountain View to Cupertino.

Public input is now closed on the Stevens Creek Trail Joint Cities Feasibility Study.

More than 900 residents submitted written feedback, according to city of Sunnyvale representative Jennifer Garnett, and at least 300 people attended the three public input meetings held in May and early June.

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Hwy 85 cities review toll-lane alternatives


Courtesy of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Silicon Valley Express Lanes Program converts existing carpool lanes to express lanes and includes additional lanes in the median of select portions of the highways.

As the Highway 85 express-lane project moves forward, jurisdictions along the corridor plan to take stock of alternatives.

The Los Altos City Council June 9 supported establishing a working group to explore other options for the corridor.

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PTC addresses plans for Loyola Corners

Following are highlights from the Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission’s June 18 meeting.

Loyola Corners building proposal

The PTC undertook a preapplication design review for a potential project at Loyola Corners to provide developers with early design input.

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Miramonte/Covington upgrades to include sidewalk, crosswalk – not stoplight


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council voted June 9 to continue working toward its pedestrian-safety upgrades at the Miramonte Avenue and Covington Road intersection.

Pedestrian upgrades are en route to the corner of Miramonte Avenue and Covington Road.

The Los Altos City Council unanimously directed staff June 9 to move forward with the Blach Neighborhood Traffic Study’s current plan for upgrades, which includes a sidewalk with pedestrian ramps and enhanced crosswalk striping.

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Construction continues at The Terraces

The Los Altos City Council at its May 26 meeting granted The Terraces at Los Altos an additional 18 months to complete an ongoing construction project.

As construction proceeds, the continuing-care retirement community at 373 Pine Lane is home to 95 seniors.

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Fremont Bridge to be replaced, closed to motorists beginning next month

Loyola Corners residents can anticipate two bridge projects to coincide beginning late June.

As the Loyola Bridge widening project continues, the nearby $2.9 million Fremont Bridge replacement project is slated to begin in June.

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