Pacifica Receives $7.5M for Transportation Projects

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority granted $82.7 million of funding to 23 projects around the county to relieve traffic congestion.

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority on Oct. 4 granted Pacifica $4 million for Highway 1 traffic congestion relief and $3.5 million to widen San Pedro Creek.

Pacifica’s two projects received the fourth highest total amount of funding amongst 27 applications from various cities and agencies in the count. The funds will go toward widening the existing four-lane Highway-1 to six lanes between Fassler Avenue and Reina Del Mar.

An additional $3.5 million will widen San Pedro Creek under the new bridge to eliminate flood hazards. A bike and pedestrian path will be added to the new bridge. 

The Transportation Authority ultimately awarded $82.7 million for 23 projects around San Mateo County. The Transportation Authority ultimately awarded $82.7 million for 23 projects around San Mateo County. The broad mix of projects includes some that will begin construction within the next 18 months and others that are various stages of planning.

“By programming funds for future projects we are building a ‘pipeline’ that will set the course for our capital improvement program for the next 25 years,” said Authority Chair Carole Groom.

Funds are coming from Measure A, a voter-approved half-cent sales tax for county transportation projects and programs back in 1988. 

Sponsor Project Description Funding Burlingame US-101 Broadway Interchange New 7-lane Broadway overcrossing including bike lanes and sidewalks; reconfiguration of existing on/off ramps; ramp meter installation $36M Redwood City US-101 Woodside Rd. (SR-84) Interchange Replace current loop interchange/substandard ramps configuration with standard diagonal or hook ramps; convert 5-legged intersection at Broadway/Woodside Rd. to 4-way intersection; Blomquist/Seaport intersection improvements $8,910,000 Pacifica SR-1 Fassier-Westport (Calera) Widen existing 4-lane Highway 1 to 6 lanes betw. Fassler Ave. and Reina Del Mar $4M Half Moon Bay Poplar - Wavecrest: SR-1 safety and operational improvements Create left-turn lanes at all intersections, add traffic signals, traffic calming and roadway widening $3.5M Half Moon Bay Main - Kehoe : SR-1 safety and operational improvements Create left-turn lanes at all intersections, add traffic signals, traffic calming and roadway widening $3.5M Pacifica SR-1 San Pedro Creek Bridge Replacement Widen San Pedro Creek under the new bridge to eliminate flood hazards; new bridge includes bike/pedestrian path $3.5M San Carlos Holly St./US-101 interchange modifications Convert current L-10 cloverleaf interchange to Type L-9 partial cloverleaf interchange by eliminating SW and NE quadrant ramps and realigning diagonal on and off ramps; add 1 lane and 1 HOV lane to NB on-ramp; add 1 lane to NB off-ramp; add grade-separated bike-pedestrian bike path through the interchange $3M San Mateo (City of) SR-92/El Camino Real ramp modifications Convert current L-10 cloverleaf interchange to Type L-9 partial cloverleaf interchange by eliminating 2 loop ramps and creating 2 diagonal ramps with signalized intersections at El Camino Real $2.2M C/CAG (City/County Association of Governments) Staged US-101 HOV Lane (Whipple to San Bruno) Evaluation of a 13-mile hybrid of new HOV lane segments and auxiliary lane segments $2M San Mateo County Hwy 1 (Mid Coast) Congestion and safety improvements Hwy 1 betw. Gray Whale Cove and Miramar; pedestrian crossings, left-turn lanes and medians at 6 locations $1.5M Menlo Park Sand Hill Rd. signal coordination and interconnect Traffic signal interconnection, adaptive traffic signal coordination, fiber optic cable and video surveillance installation on Sand Hill Rd. betw. I-280 and Santa Cruz Ave. $1.3M C/CAG US-101 Auxiliary Lane Lane between Oyster Point Blvd. Interchange and San Francisco county line $1M Foster City Triton Drive widening Add a second east-bound lane on Triton Dr. betw. Foster City Blvd. and Pilgrim Dr.; modifications to Metro Center Blvd. Between SR-92 and Foster City Blvd. $650,000 C/CAG US-101/SR-92 Interchange Area Improvements Evaluation of improvements for US-101 betw. Third Ave. and Ralston interchanges and SR-92 betw. I-280 and Foster City Blvd. $500,000 Menlo Park US-101 at Willow Rd. interchange improvements Interchange improvements $500,000 San Bruno/South San Francisco I-280 congestion improvements Technically determine improvements for I-280 corridor $500,000 Brisbane US-101 Candlestick Point interchange A new compact diamond interchange at US-101 and Geneva Ave (proposed extension); close Harney Way on/off ramps $400,000 C/CAG SF-92 Delware Feasibility Study Evaluation of potential access options, reconfiguration of west side of SR-92/US-101 intercange and local access issues $300,000 Total:  $73,260,000


The following five projects also received funding, but less than the applicants originally requested.

Sponsor Project Description Funding East Palo Alto University Ave./US-101 interchange improvements Stage 2A: New SB Palo Alto-bound off ramp; widen north side University Ave. overcrossing for minimum corner sight distance and include shoulders/bike lanes and sidewalks. Stage 2B: widen south side University overcrossin to include shoulders/bike lanes and sidewalks $5,000,000 City of San Mateo US-101 Peninsula Ave./Poplar Ave. Interchange Area safety improvements Construction of a raised median on Poplar Ave. between Idaho and US-101 (option 2A); bicycle and pedestrian improvements for the neighborhood east of Peninsula/101 interchange; Evaluation of the Peninsula/101 and Poplar/101 particial interchanges for safety and access improvements $2,500,000 San Bruno/SSF Skyline Blvd. - widening from I-280 to Sneath Lane Widen from 2 lanes to 4 lanes $850,000 Half Moon Bay SR-92 safety/operational improvements Widening of shoulders and travel lanes to current standards, and sight improvements along SR-92 from 0.6 miles east of SR-1 to Pilarcitos Creek $600,000 South San Francisco US-101 Produce Ave. interchange New 101 overscrossing connecting Utah Ave. to San Mateo Ave.; reconfigure existing SB ramps at Produce Ave. and Airport Blvd.; incorporate NB on/off ramps at S. Airport Blvd. $500,000 Total:  $9,450,000


The following five projects did not receive funding.  

Sponsor Project Description Funding Millbrae Millbrae Ave. & Rollins Rd. intersection improvements Add second right-turn lane on NB Rollins Rd. at Millbrae Ave. intersection and reconfigure intersection $1,430,000 San Mateo County Bike facility improvements on Alpine at 280 Addition of new green-colored bicycle lane by relocating/resurfacing existing travel lane on SB Alpine Road with attendant signage to delineate travel and bicycle lanes $175,000 Belmont Ralson Ave. Corridor Study and Improvements Ralston Ave. betw. US-101 and SR-92: evaluation of existing intersections' Level of Service; walkability analysis; evaluate existing bike lanes for complete streets compatability $120,000 Daly City Traffic Signal System and Traffic Signal Controller Upgrade Upgrade city traffic signal system: replace old equipment, connect traffic controllers to central traffic system and retime signals $115,000


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Hutch October 14, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Do we really need to do a $20,000 study to conclude there is traffic? The EMTs all say traffic is a safety issue. That's good enough for most reasonable folks.
Keri Santos October 14, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Sinai The tribune published my letter to the editor. If you could use a phone book you would know I live in Pacifica. Its all part of your dellusions and blaming others for your life failures. I have lived her for over 30 years and have been active around town. Besides your little hobby blog what have you done?
Lionel Emde October 14, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Hutch, What 20k study are you talking about? Most reasonable folks are taken to the cleaners and hung out to dry.
Steve Sinai October 14, 2012 at 05:10 AM
I see no listing for Keri or K. Santos in the local phone books, nor do I find a Keri Santos when I do a google search. The Tribune didn't confirm your identity last time, but I doubt they'll fall for it again.
Hutch October 14, 2012 at 05:53 AM
I believe the Tribune said they will publish any letter even anonymous Steve.
Steve Sinai October 14, 2012 at 06:29 AM
If that's the case, then their policy has changed, Hutch. When I sent things in, they always wanted a name, address and phone number.
Keri Santos October 14, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Sinai, that is cause maybe just maybe you are not the man around town that you think you are! You must have failed Google 101, cause not only is my personal information but my Work information also. Don't try to spin this around. BTW I heard from a source you had a little problem with your child support. Hmm typical.
Steve Sinai October 14, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Perhaps you can give us a link to your personal and work information, Keri? Many of us recognize who you are, and know you're prone to "untruths."
Keri Santos October 14, 2012 at 05:34 PM
why? so you can stalk me?? please tell the world all "untruths" I have told.
Steve Sinai October 14, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Keri, you're the one who said your information was readily available in the phone book and the web. Untruths? Your identity, for one. Your goofy statement about child support for another. You're very welcome to post evidence that I had child-support problems, as long as it's verifiable evidence. I recognize this discussion is getting rather childish, so I'll let Keri have the inevitable last word.
Bray October 14, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Fun to watch Fix Pacifica CEO Steve Sinai turn tail and run when challenged. Must be incredibly painful for him to participate in a forum where he doesn't have complete control of the censor. Pobrecito...
Keri Santos October 15, 2012 at 02:21 PM
The proof the proof the proof It was brought to my attention that your x put a Restraining order on you to stay away. Basicly a deadbeat dad. I find it unlikely that any woman on the planet would give you the time of day. Steve 0 jackass
Steve Sinai October 15, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Jeff Simons/Keri Santos, making stuff up, and personally attacking others while hiding behind false names, was a major reason you were kicked off Fix Pacifica. Seek therapy, my friend. You have anger issues you need to work out.
Keri Santos October 17, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Here we go blaming everything on Jeff Simons. Rich Sinai, Rich. The guy who ran for city council and received 4,500 votes. Let's see your a deadbeat Dad, Have Restraining Orders put out on you, and don't pay child support, and other people need therapy. I can not figure out how you pay your rent? Your pretty unemployable. Your complete failure in life is showing. Pot kettle black.
Steve Sinai October 17, 2012 at 02:55 AM
LOL. Well, you're a child molester and torture puppies. Seriously Jeff, seek therapy.
Pacifica Watchdog October 17, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Steve Sinai may get away with lazy dismissives like, "Jeff, seek therapy" on his self-serving, insignficant little rag Fix Pacifica. Unfortunately for him, Patch is a level playing field. I can personally vouch that Jeff Simons is a good man and was prepared to serve Pacifica as a City Councilmember in an honorable fashion. Steve Sinai, on the other hand, has never really done anything for Pacifica except take nasty, cheap shots in the blogosphere at those who put themselves on the line like Mr. Simons. I, for one, look forward to the day Mr. Simons returns to Pacifica from his new home in Texas and brings his intelligence, sense of fair play and passion back to this very dying city.
Steve Sinai October 17, 2012 at 04:19 AM
I beg of you Jeff, seek therapy.
Keri Santos October 17, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Sinai, what have you done to fix pacifica? Oh I hope you have fun with the York's in the private suite Thursday night. Coming from the dellusional man who thinks every post in blogisphere. The only men who obsessess about other men are homoaexuals. You are deeply troubled. Paranoia much? Dellusional and a sociopath.
Steve Sinai October 17, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Jeff is having a meltdown. (What's a "homoaexual?")
Pacifica Watchdog October 17, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Sinai, you must learn to get over your obsession with Jeffrey Simons. This paranoia you seem to have that he is following you wherever you go just ain't healthy. I suppose it stems from sort of latent guilt you have for hijacking his blog from him and then locking him out. I am quite sure, however, those footsteps you are hearing more likely belong to law enforcement personnel who are tracking down missed child support payments rather than a phantom that lives a couple of thousand miles away. You should know something about law enforcement. Weren't you an MP in the navy or soemthing who admittedly took great satisfaction in ratting out and incarcerating your fellow soldiers? I understand that you didn't sleep very well at night with that giant sized bullseye painted on your back.
Steve Sinai October 17, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Therapy, Jeff. Seek therapy. Have a glass of warm milk, and calm down.
Pacifica Watchdog October 17, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Sinai: I particularly enjoyed that time on FP that you undressed your fan club of one, Kathy Meeh, for claiming you didn;t understand the problems of self-employed small business people. You openly humiliated her with your nasty assertions that you are indeed such a businessman. It turns out you are just a contract computer programmer - usually out of work. True you are not a W2 type employee but you never have had any employees working for you, no payroll to meet and for all intents and purposes no different than any other employee sitting in the cubicle next to you. But boy, you sure had to rip poor Kathy a new one. Nice touch, big man! Real big man...
Pacifica Watchdog October 17, 2012 at 05:22 AM
You just don't get it, Sinai. Jeffrey Simons has friends in this town. Something you never will have.
Steve Sinai October 17, 2012 at 05:28 AM
I'm worried about your mental well-being, Jeff.
Keri Santos October 17, 2012 at 10:09 AM
Ouch Watchdog knows a loser when they see one Watchdog 2 Sinai 0
I fixxy Pacifica October 17, 2012 at 10:54 AM
I for one voted for Jeff. He would correct council when they didn't know procedure and he uncovered malfeasance with in the city, People watching city hall, made Jimmy V, Julie and Pete leave. 3 of the destroyers of the city and people directly responsible for the bankruptcy. Jeff through an excellent covert operation found out the city spilled 7.5 million gallons of raw sewage into the ocean. What has Sinai uncovered and discovered and found skeletons that lay buried around city hall. I also believe Jeff, was responsible for exposing a crooked real estate deal between Vreeland and the Clocktower Building owners. When, this was brought to the attention of Sinai, he buckled and deleted the story. Some people have balls some people have integrity. Sinai, you have neither. You are a bored drunk loser who plays on a fix pacifica aol chat room. Pathetic.
Steve Sinai October 17, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Gosh Jeff, you have more personalities than Sybil. I would be happy to come up with a list of therapists if you'd like.
Christa Bigue (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Hi everyone, Please don't use Pacifica Patch as a forum for personal attacks on others. Please abide by Patch's Terms of Use and my personal request to keep this conversation civil and focused on issues in the article, in this case, concerning transportation and highway widening projects in Pacifica. Thanks, Christa
Pacifica Watchdog October 17, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Thanks Christa! Will do. But expect Sinai to claim you are Jeffrey Simons and that you should seek therapy. LOL!
Keri Santos October 17, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Next he will claim your Jeffrey Simmons 54 of Frisco, Texas, who committed an act of road rage. Watchdog. That was the post of the Century! Thanks I needed a good LMFAO!!!


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