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 $147.4 million, of which $97.1 million is estimated as the City of Dublin share. A more refined estimate will be developed as part of the final design work expected to start in early 2019. The final design work will be led by the by the Alameda County Transportation Commission and is expected to take 1.5 to 2 years.
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 – Spring 2019
• CEQA Final EIR/Certification – Summer 2019
• NEPA Draft EA document/Public Circulation – Winter 2019
• NEPA Final EA/Certification – Spring 2020
• Final Design – Winter 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
Draft Environmental Impact Report
Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) - Full Document
Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) - Individual Chapters
Resolution of Intention to Establish Dublin Blvd Right-of-Way Lines