Project Development Process

A project goes through many steps before turning the first shovel of dirt.

So far, Caltrans has completed Preliminary and Long-Range Planning.

The next step in the process is to listen to the people who use the 101 every day – you, the driver.  A series of meetings have been planned to hear from the people who live, work, and play near the 101 about their daily experiences with the freeway:

  • Where is the 101 congested and where isn’t it?
  • Are there traffic hotspots that cause the biggest problems or are there just too many cars on the 101?
  • Does traffic on the streets cause backups on the ramps or does traffic on the ramps cause backups on the streets?
  • What other options do you use besides driving in a car on the 101?
  • What is the one most important thing to fix on the 101?

After we hear from the you:

  • Traffic, engineering and environmental studies will evaluate the possible alternatives.
  • An environmental document will be prepared that will describe the benefits and impacts of the alternatives that are studied.
  • That report will be made available to the public for review and comment.
  • Following the public comment period, VCTC and Caltrans will select a preferred alternative.
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