Tree mitigation underway for Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, Calif. — The City of Mountain View is taking action now to prepare for future growth of the North Bayshore Area. Construction has begun on North Shoreline Boulevard for bike, pedestrian, mass transit and utility improvements.
The Shoreline Boulevard Transit Lane and Utility Improvements project involves:
- Constructing a dedicated center-running, reversible bus lane on Shoreline Boulevard between Middlefield Road and Pear Avenue.
- Providing protected bike lanes and bike lane safety improvements on Shoreline Boulevard between Middlefield Road and Terra Bella Avenue.
- Creating a protected intersection at Middlefield Road and Shoreline Boulevard, along with new sidewalks for pedestrians.
- Replacing traffic signals at the five intersections along the project corridor.
- Installing new water and sewer mains.
The City expects the project to be completed end of 2022.
During the construction phase, the public’s patience is appreciated. Drivers are asked to give themselves more time to travel through the area as there may be lane closures and detours.
While an effort was made to preserve as many trees as possible, the project will result in the removal of 120 trees including 16 Heritage trees. The removal and mitigation of the Heritage trees will result in a 2:1 replacement ratio with 24-inch box trees. The replacement trees will be planted at various locations within the project area.
The planning process has spanned several years, beginning with the City Council’s approval of the Shoreline Boulevard Transportation Corridor Study in November 2014. This study provided a phased program for transportation improvements to accommodate anticipated increases in employment and development in the North Bayshore Area.
This Capital Improvement Program construction project is estimated to cost approximately $14.5 million. Funding sources include Shoreline Community Fund, Water and Wastewater Funds, Capital Improvement Program Reserve Fund, and a contribution from the 1045 La Avenida development.
For more details Shoreline Boulevard Transit Lane and Utility Improvements project, visit the Public Works Department’s City Project Highlights webpage.
About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 82,739. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.
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