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Stoneridge Drive, Stoneridge Creek open today

New roadway connects Foothill Road to El Charro

City, civic and business and regional leaders from Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore and Alameda County will cut a ribbon at 10 a.m. today opening the extension of Stoneridge Drive to El Charro Road.

The ceremony will be held just west of the intersection of Stoneridge Drive and Stoneridge Creek Way, a new road linking the Stoneridge Creek retirement community to Stoneridge.

Those attending the ceremony should take I-580 to the El Charro exit, drive a short block south, and enter Stoneridge Drive at the traffic signal. When the festivities are over, Pleasanton motorists can use Stoneridge for the first time to get back home.

Stoneridge Drive, which will now connect from Jack London Boulevard in Livermore to Foothill Road at its western terminus, has been in Pleasanton's roadway plans since 1989.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Stoneridge Creek will hold an invitation-only celebration officially opening the first phase of the complex, giving at least 200 seniors the opportunity to move into their new upscale homes this year. Eventually, Stoneridge Creek will offer 635 independent living condos and homes.

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Posted by Bat Guano
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:05 am

What a sad day. Pleasanton is now going to be a traffic-choked mess whenever I-580 clogs up, which is just about every day during commute hours. When freeway traffic gets diverted to city streets, you can also expect the crime rate to go up. A pox on Livermore, Dublin, and meatball Supervisor Scott Haggerty for putting a gun to Pleasanton's head to make this happen. Pleasantonians should make a special effort to keep your shopping and business dealings in Pleasanton. Don't patronize Dublin and Livermore businesses. Also, don't vote for Dublin Mayor Sabranti for State Assembly - he's also a meatball.


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Posted by Perplexed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

What, wait? I thought this Stoneridge Drive Extension was only going to be for Emergency Vehicle Access to/from Stoneridge Creek Senior homes -- not thru traffic to/from Livermore. When did that change?


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Posted by Been
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:41 am

Perplexed,

It has been that way for quite a while and will be a major transportation artery through the valley. It will divert significant traffic off of 580 and 680 onto pleasanton and Livermore streets


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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

Help! Help! The sky is falling....!!


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Posted by Stoneridge Hwy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:19 am

@Perplexed, see this document Web Link

They decided to not put the barrier.

It's going to be a Stoneridge Highway... Just wait until Black Friday comes, people will flock to the mall through this highway.

I suggest Pleasanton Police setup a check point at the bridge, where drivers are going to ignore the one lane each way and make it into two lane each way.


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Posted by Frank
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

Get over it!


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Posted by hopeful
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2013 at 11:48 am

I know the folks that live at the end are going to miss having Stoneridge as a quiet dead end, but community really needed this. With the quarry located between Pleasanton and Livermore, we are limited to only 2 surface streets to cross between to the two cities (Vineyard and Stanley), but with the way they are situated, Valley really takes the brunt. There are 4 surface streets that link Pleasanton and Dublin, and they are all well used.

The residents of the Valley Blvd area have been suffering with the 5PM traffic for many years, and I'm sure they will appreciate a little relief. Who knows, now that people who used to have to take 580 just to go a few exits down to El Chorro or Airway have another option, it might just lighten up the commute a little for everyone.


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Posted by DavidBCannon
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Drove down Stoneridge today on my way to Costco. What a pleasure to not have to get on the freeway. So glad this road is finally open.


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Posted by Long Overdue
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Should be a great relief to the rest of Pleasanton!

Amazing how a small bunch of selfish NIMBYs, who could easily see that Stonerigde was designed as an main artery street, with every house accessed from the other side, were able to stall this desperately needed connecting street. I think they stalled for a decade!

The subdivisions that back up to Stoneridge have sound walls, so the traffic noise should be mitigated.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2013 at 8:02 am

Finally OPENED ! Took too long. Thanks to all that made this happen. The sky won't fall!


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Posted by Longtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2013 at 8:25 am

It was great to see the ribbon cutting ceremony and what a nice drive home along the beautiful tree-lined street back to Santa Rita Rd. How handy to now be able to take a nice bicycle ride to the outlets for a stroll...no parking problems.


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Posted by Ptown resident
a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 2, 2013 at 9:33 am

Own Stoneridge Drive. Maintain the posted speed limit of 35 mph to keep it from becoming an alternative highway. Pleasanton police patrols would help, too.


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Posted by Longtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Ptowner, thou does protest too much, and very prematurely. Have you tried a bike lane ride to the open-air mall yet? And how handy for you, now you can ride across overpass for a sunset dinner at BJs.. how cool is that. go with the flow and enjoy.
Perplexed, before Hacienda Business Park there was no Stoneridge Drive. It was not extended, but is now 'completed' as planned from day one, before there was any 'Hacienda'.


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Posted by Now
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 2, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Been here since 1968 and I think the extension is a good thing. Very little differences now between the cities and they have all grown together. Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and San Ramon are mostly one and the same. I think connecting then is a good thing and a logical step to becoming one city with one government and one school district. I think we could save money this way.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 3, 2013 at 8:42 am

HAPPY TRAILS!


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Posted by Shirley You Jest
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 4, 2013 at 8:58 am

A day of wearing black and going into mourning. No celebrating for people on Stoneridge. Now the bargain shoppers have a direct route to the Premium Outlets in Livermore. No wonder Simon bought that Livermore Mall, they knew Pleasanton shoppers would spend their $$ in Livermore, clog up the Pleasanton roadways and not give a flip if they run over kids on the way to Mohr Elem. Slow down please and watch for children on your way to bargain hunting.


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 4, 2013 at 9:23 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

The Stonridgers can't seem to decide whether it will be the Outlet Mall shoppers or the commuters that will take great pleasure in making life miserable. Suck it up you selfish folks. That street was designed for a connecting blvd. You forced us to cowtow to your petty complaints for ten years.


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Posted by Maggie
a resident of Valencia
on Nov 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

Why do people buy in areas where there are railroad tracks and busy streets - then complain about them? When I was house shopping back in 1997 I visited those new homes at the end of Stoneridge - my first impression was that this street would not remain a dead end forever so looked elsewhere for a home. Those of you complaining have no reason to complain - get over it!


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Posted by Jules
a resident of Mohr Park
on Nov 4, 2013 at 10:16 am

I agree with the writer above. Pleasanton, Dublin,Livermore, and San Ramon should be one city with one set if services and one direction going forward.


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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 4, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Maggie,
I feel the same way about Matt Sullivan and his merry band of whiners who stopped the construction of the Las Positas Off-Ramp on 680.


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Posted by Lessismore
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Nov 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I have to laugh at how all of you people are tell us who live around Mohr that we are selfish to be concerned about the increase in traffic on Stoneridge.

To skip the fact at with a 60 minute delay on 580 to day how long before the tri-valley is aware is open and start cutting across.

Let's see there are 2 schools and 2 parks along Stoneridge one reason for some concern.

Plus what happens when people see it will be fast to cut over to Valley and by Harvest Park to 680. Should we be concerned?

A few other facts.
City said 1 the new ramps from 580 to 680 would be completed first. Thai has not happened. 2nd the state said 84 would be widened across to 680. Has not happened.

So each way are you not call these people names?

So the ones saying I should't have some concerns. Are you all talk or tell us the street you live on and we can all go over and race up and down the street just when you send your kids to school. Or when you take your dog for a walk.

Yes Stoneridge going across to 680 was going to happen at some point in time and make scene.

But to call me name to have concerns about traffic.
I would like to use a 7 letter word but that would not be very nice.


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Posted by Trying2Read
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Huh?


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Posted by Ann Pfaff-Doss
a resident of Val Vista
on Nov 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Stoneridge Drive has 10 signals from Santa Rita to Jack London Blvd. It is posted at 35 mph. Jack London is posted at 40 and 45 mph. Jack London dead ends into Murietta at which point, you have to go through multiple neighborhoods to either track back to the freeway or go on to Stanley.

It's just not that attractive for folks commuting over the hill - those infamous "cut throughers" everyone is so scared about. Who it will be used by are your Pleasanton and Livermore neighbors traveling between the two towns. Among them, people in north Pleasanton who used to have to go down Santa Rita or across on Valley clogging those roads. Not everyone will use Stoneridge (it took me an extra five minutes to get to the Bankhead Theater going on Stoneridge rather than down to Stanley), but it will help to spread out the traffic.

The bike lane, while less fancy on the Livermore side, is still nice, wide and protected and much easier to get to than the one on Stanley.


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Posted by El Loco
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm

They should've done this 20 years ago! Stop your pathetic whining and get over it because nobody is going to close the road now due to some neurotic notions or parental panic.

Yo Ho Ho, Ships Ahoy! I don't even drive I just click my heels and go...Lol Tee Hee!

P.S. Can anyone type a complete and grammatically correct sentence? Is it dyslexia or are you trying to make us dizzy?


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