MaryAve.com is your most complete source of information on the City of Sunnyvale, CA, proposed Mary Avenue Extension (MAE) (Bridge, Overpass, whatever), its Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and the litigation seeking to decertify the EIR.
|MAE -- The Project and EIR's in General||Comments about the EIR||Comments about the MAEP||City Council Meeting 10/28/08 and start of Litigation||The Litigation Continued (Under Construction)|
MARY AVENUE -- THE PROJECT and Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) In General
|Project Description Provided by the City of Sunnyvale as part of the MAEP Environmental Scoping Meeting of Feb 21, 2007||Project Description provided by Dave Whittum as part of his comment in 09/07||A history of the MAE project written by Eleanor Hansen and Tammy Salans.||Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) In General|
The purpose of the
project is to extend Mary Avenue across US 101 and SR 237 in order to improve
traffic operations and circulation on the
City of Sunnyvale north-south arterial roadway network and improve access
to the Moffett Industrial Park.
Mary Avenue is a
north-south, four to six lane City street which runs from Homestead Road to
Almanor Avenue in the City of Sunnyvale. Currently, the segment of Mary Avenue
north of Maude Avenue has two lanes in each
direction, two way left turn lane, sidewalk and bike lanes on both sides. The
proposed 0.5 mile extension project will extend Mary Avenue from Almanor
Avenue northerly over US 101 and SR 237 to the Moffett Industrial Park area west of Mathilda Avenue. The roadway section
proposed will be four lanes, with bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides. The project will include a 0-.25 mile span
structure over US 101, SR 237 and the VTA Light Rail Station (north of SR 237). Impacts to the freeway system are anticipated
to be limited to column placements in the rights of way of US 101 and SR 237.
The aircraft approach zone for Moffett Field will be accounted for in the design. Preliminary concept drawings are attached.
proposed project would be aligned so as not to conflict with other planned
improvements at the US 101/SR 237 interchange. Right of way commitments have
been secured for that portion of the extension north of SR 237, but
additional right-of-way will be needed south of US 101 for this improvement.
Some existing parking lots located north and south of US 101 and SR237 will be impacted.
Documentation, Funding and Schedule
project is contained in the City of Sunnyvale General Plan and the City's
Transportation Strategic Program of roadway capital improvements to support buildout of the City's General Plan.
A combined Project
Study Report/Project Report (Caltrans project document) and a CEQA environmental
document will be prepared for the current phase of the project. The City of Sunnyvale is the CEQA Lead Agency
for this project. At the current time, no federal funds have been identified to
be programmed for this project, although certain technical reports will be prepared according to NEPA
requirements should later preparation of a NEPA document be required. The anticipated completion date for the CEQA Environmental
Document certification and PSR/PR approval is summer, 2007. The Sunnyvale City
Council will consider approval of a project alignment at that time.
for preparation of the PSR/PR and CEQA documentation is from the City of
Sunnyvale and the Valley Transportation Authority. A portion of funding for any subsequent project
development and construction activities has been programmed by the City of Sunnyvale from transportation impact fee revenue.
It is anticipated that additional outside funding from yet to be identified
regional, State, or Federal sources
will be required to finance project construction. A design and construction
schedule has not yet been identified.
The project is identified in the constrained portion of the Valley
Transportation Plan 2030 Local Streets and County Roads Program.
Two diagrams of the Mary Avenue Extension were presented in the Draft Environmental Impact Report:
1. A side view of the bridge (not realistic)
2. An top schematic of the bridge (not realistic).