Dublin Boulevard Extension
This project is planned for the 1.5 mile extension of Dublin Boulevard from Fallon Road to North Canyons Parkway in Livermore. The extension is planned to have four to six travel lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks, curb and gutter, traffic signals, street lighting, landscaped raised median islands, bus stops, and all city street utilities. This project requires preliminary engineering including a feasibility analysis to define the new roadway alignment, design cross-section, right of way, and environmental clearance before it can be moved forward for design and construction. On November 1, 2016, City Council approved a contract for Preliminary Engineering and an Environmental Impact Report. The project is not fully funded; however, the City of Dublin has submitted a project application for inclusion to the Alameda Countywide Transportation Plan. On April 27, 2017, Alameda CTC approved Measure BB Grant in the amount of $8.288 million for the design and environmental phases of the project starting with the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 funding.
Planning level cost estimate for this project is approximately $79.6 million and is anticipated to be divided among the City of Dublin and the City of Livermore on the basis of street length in each jurisdiction. A more refined estimate will be developed as part of the preliminary engineering work currently underway. A segment of future roadway is within unincorporated Alameda County and project costs for this segment will be shared by Dublin and Livermore, unless other funding is acquired. Based on the simple centerline length and expected project improvements, it is expected that the City of Dublin will be responsible for approximately $63.3 million and Livermore will be responsible for the remainder ($16.3 million). Project cost allocation is through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) approved by City Council on April 19, 2016.
Currently this project is in the Preliminary Engineering (PE) phase, which includes the project level CEQA (Environmental Impact Report or EIR) and NEPA (Environmental Assessment or EA) environmental clearance; creation of a Right-of-Way map (Precise Alignment of the roadway); General Plan Amendment to update the project description as well as number of lanes; preliminary design/cross-sections; and preliminary cost estimates. The project has progressed significantly in regards to all of the above listed elements for this PE phase.
Both EIR and EA are being developed concurrently. However, it is anticipated that the EIR will be recommended to be certified earlier than the EA. This will allow the project to complete all actions indicated above under the PE phase much earlier. It will also enable the City to pursue any regional funding from State funding sources. The EA approval at a later date will make the project eligible to receive Federal funding.
Below is a brief timeline for the upcoming milestone dates for this phase as well as the overall project schedule:
• CEQA EIR Draft Document/Public Circulation – Winter 2019
• CEQA Final EIR/Certification – Spring 2019
• NEPA Draft EA document/Public Circulation – Summer 2019
• NEPA Final EA/Certification – Fall/Winter 2019/20
• Final Design – Spring 2019 to Summer of 2021
• Construction – 2022 to 2024. At this point in time, this phase has not been guaranteed full funding, so completion date is unknown. This timeline is provided for planning purposes, only.
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping
The City of Dublin accepted comments regarding the scope and content of a planned Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Dublin Boulevard-North Canyon Parkway Extension Project. Comments were received until 5:00 PM, Monday, June 19, 2017.
05/31/17 Public Scoping Meeting Presentation