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First segment of Interstate 580 carpool lane complete

Original post made on Oct 3, 2009

City leaders and elected officials lauded transportation improvements Friday that are expected to bring some relief to the 150,000 people who commute daily on Interstate 580.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 2, 2009, 5:18 PM

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Posted by Douglas Kendall
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 3, 2009 at 11:07 am

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Importantant informational addendum regarding the picture accompanying this article...

Note the City fathers patiently awaiting their vanpool ride to the downtown function celebrating the new 580 carpool lane.

Unfortunately, the van, with only the driver aboard, was stuck in one of the lanes the rest of us are forced to use during the Hwy580 morning morass.

Pleasanton’s Transportation czar Alfonse C. Knuebelie, Esq. is seen in the picture going ahead with the celebration after folding out his trusty portable lectern. Mayor Hosterperson looks upwards wistfully after releasing her pet falcon Rocky to fly for help.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 4, 2009 at 7:57 pm

How about fixing the 580 W to 680 S onramp. Talk about a cluster-F. Its easier for me to count the number of days I haven't seen two cars pulled over to the side of the road exchanging information from a fender bender.

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Posted by Kill Portola Ramps?
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 5, 2009 at 8:30 am

Is it true that the Isabel 580 ramps will mean they close the Portola ramps?
How will people get to Portola?

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Posted by Another P-town Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2009 at 8:33 am

It has been published that the only way to fix the 580W to 680S interchange would wipe out the Dublin Library, Civic Center and sports fields, which will never get approved, so it is not going to happen. But I agree, it is one of the worst. Very poor planning on the part of Dublin to build a new library there in 2003. When will cities get it that to look at the over-all picture in the region will in the end benefit the individual cities. I can't understand the lack of fore site on this when expanding the city buildings in that location.

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Posted by Phil
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 5, 2009 at 8:57 am

Think how great it would be if they put in a real lane instead of an HOV lane. It would carry about 5 times as much traffic.

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Posted by dave
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 5, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Respnse to: Kill Portola Ramps?

Yes, the on and off ramp for Portola will be permanently closed but the bridge will be rebuilt to cross over I-580 insted of connect to it. It will then connect with Isabel (H-84) north of I-580 just under Las Positas College. So if your on Portola and want to go onto the freeway you would travel on Portola going North, cross the Freeway and make a left on the New Isabel Ave, then take the new on-ramp at the new interchange.

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