The Danville Town Council is set to discuss Tuesday morning options for potentially expanding a two-lane stretch of San Ramon Valley Boulevard into three or four lanes.
The north-south thoroughfare, parallel to Interstate 680, consists of four lanes from Sycamore Valley Road to near the Podva Road signalized intersection and then narrows down to two lanes to south of Jewel Terrace before expanding back to four lanes from Fountain Springs Circle (south) to the town limits.
Once roadway improvements are completed along the Elworthy residential subdivision within that two-lane stretch, town officials will have options to potentially expand the lane count through that area.
Town planning staff recommends the council consider either changing San Ramon Valley Boulevard to three lanes (two northbound and one southbound) to accommodate peak afternoon/evening commute, expanding to four lanes (two in each direction) or a taking hybrid approach that starts with three lanes as the first phase and then future expansion to four as the second phase.
The council is set to weigh those three options during a public study session, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Danville town offices at 510 La Gonda Way.
In other business
* The council will receive a status update on Contra Costa Transportation Authority work to develop a transportation expenditure plan for a potential new half-cent sales tax and ballot measure later this year.
The proposed tax would augment the existing countywide half-cent transportation sales tax, which was approved by voters as Measure J in 2004 and expires in 2034.
Among the talking points in Danville on Tuesday will be a proposal for 23.1% of the tax fund allocation to go toward local streets and roads maintenance, 33% toward pedestrian, bicycle and trail facilities for East Bay Regional Park District, $300 million (12.8%) for BART capacity, access and parking improvements county-wide and 1% for administrative fees for the authority.
* The council will talk about how to recruit candidates for upcoming vacancies on the Planning, Arts and Heritage Resource commissions, Design Review Board and Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging.
* Council members will also discuss whether to start video-recording Planning Commission meetings for posting on the town website.