New toll express lanes on Interstate 680 through the San Ramon Valley are set to be the main talking point during a Danville Town Council study session on Tuesday (March 10).
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) proposes to convert existing high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-680 between San Ramon and southern Walnut Creek into express lanes that would charge tolls for access during peak commute times.
Officials hope to begin construction on the $45 million project later this year and are targeting a spring 2016 opening date, according to the MTC website.
As proposed, the project would replace HOV lanes with express lanes on southbound I-680 from Rudgear Road in Walnut Creek to Alcosta Boulevard in San Ramon and on northbound I-680 from Alcosta Boulevard to Livorna Road in Alamo -- approximately 23 miles overall.
Representatives of the Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority, a joint effort between the MTC and the Bay Area Toll Authority, are scheduled to present an update about the project to the Danville council Tuesday morning.
The council will also discuss Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs during the study session, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. inside the Town Meeting Hall at 201 Front St.