WHY IS CORRAL HOLLOW ROAD CLOSED?
Segments of Corral Hollow Road will be closed for specific intervals of time to construct utility connections for new development in south Tracy, including Phase 1 of the Tracy Hills master-planned community, the Ellis Project and the Ellis Aquatic Center. We realize any construction along Corral Hollow Road will cause significant inconveniences for motorists, which is why a plan was developed to shorten the construction period as much as possible and create the safest construction zone possible. If traffic was allowed through the construction zone, it would include lane closures with flagmen and ultimately create delays of up to 15-30 minutes at a time. The closure puts traffic on alternate routes to create less delays, shortens the length of the utility construction by six months, and creates the safest environment for workers and travelers along Corral Hollow Road.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS PROJECT?
Integral Communities – the developer for Tracy Hills – obtained approval from the City of Tracy and San Joaquin County to temporarily close Corral Hollow Road in segments.
WHAT IS TRACY HILLS?
Tracy Hills is a master-planned community being developed by Integral Communities, who owns 4,700 of the residential units and approximately 277 acres of industrial/commercial uses for the development. Crews began grading for Phase 1A in November 2017, which will have 1,139 residential units and 50 acres of a mixed-use business park.
Phase 1A requires new water lines on or adjacent to Corral Hollow Road that will connect to the City of Tracy’s Water Treatment Plant, south of the Tracy Airport. Tracy Hills and the Ellis Project require a sewer line connecting to the end of the City’s sewer main line at Parkside Drive.
WHAT IS THE CLOSURE SCHEDULE?
Construction began in mid-April and was anticipated to last approximately five months; however, due to unforeseen conflicts and delays, construction is now anticipated to last seven months and conclude in mid-November 2018.
WHERE ARE THE CLOSURES?
Corral Hollow Road will be fully closed in eight phases at a time. The construction phasing plan has shifted in order to avoid detours while school is in session. Listed below is each location and associated schedule (subject to change):
|Phase 1||Linne Road to I-580 (excluding ramps)||April 23 – July 6|
|Phase 2||Peony Dr. to Railroad Tracks||June 18 – July 13|
|Phase 3||Starflower Dr. to Kagehiro Dr.||July 16 – 24|
|Phase 4||Parkside Dr. to Midway Dr.||July 25 – Aug. 8|
|Phase 5||Midway Dr. to Starflower Dr.||Aug. 9 – 20|
|Phase 6||Kagehiro Dr. to Valpico Rd.||Aug. 21 – Sept. 4|
|Phase 7||Valpico Rd. Intersection||Sept. 5 – 7|
|Phase 8||Valpico Rd. to Peony Dr.||Sept. 10 – 25|
WILL THE CORRAL HOLLOW/I-580 ON AND OFF RAMPS BE CLOSED?
The on and off ramps at Corral Hollow Road and I-580 will remain open at all times in both directions. Corral Hollow will be closed just north of the westbound ramps, but it will be open south of 580 so motorists will be able to use any ramps on the Corral Hollow exit and proceed west on Corral Hollow toward Livermore.
WHEN WILL WORK TAKE PLACE?
Corral Hollow Road will remain closed during the entire duration of construction for each segment. Crews are working extended days and hours as needed to complete all scheduled phases of construction.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE CLOSURE AND HOW WILL THIS IMPACT ME?
During construction, public safety access will be maintained at all times and access to local property owners will be coordinated on an individual basis. In addition, detour information will be made available prior to any road closure phase. Local property owners and the traveling public should expect:
- Traffic delays, detours and typical construction-related noise, dust and vibration
- Truck traffic detours to alternate truck routes
- Traffic signal timing changes at Linne Road and Chrisman Road intersection
- Crossing guards at Linne Road and Chrisman Road intersection during morning and afternoon school hours
- Radar speed signs placed further south on Chrisman Road to help slow motorists
- Installation of a temporary traffic signal at Lammers Road and Schulte Road (the City is in the process of bidding and ultimately constructing a permanent signal at this location)
- On-site CHP patrol at the intersection of Chrisman and Linne roads to Chrisman Road and I-580, from May 7 through June 29 – Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 a.m.
- City is working with Caltrans to optimize the signal timing at the Mountain House Parkway/I-580 ramps to accommodate additional traffic during Phase 1
Please observe all traffic control signs and instructions of onsite workers. We apologize for any inconvenience this road closure may cause and appreciate your patience.
HOW DO BICYCLISTS GET TO THE TRI-VALLEY AREA?
Bicyclists travelling to and from the Tri-valley are encouraged to take Patterson Pass Road in lieu of Corral Hollow Road.
WILL ACCESS REMAIN OPEN FOR RESIDENTS AT ALL TIMES?
During construction, public safety access will be maintained at all times and access to local property owners will be coordinated on an individual basis. In addition, detour information will be made available prior to any road closure phase.
CORRAL HOLLOW/TESLA IS THE ONLY ROAD THAT GOES TO LIVERMORE LABS SITE 300. ARE THERE GOING TO BE SPECIAL ACCESS FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE LAB THAT NEED TO USE THIS ROAD?
During the first full closure from Linne Road south to I-580 (Phase 1: April 23 – July 6), Site 300 employees will have to detour to I-580 via either Chrisman Road or Schulte Road and take the Corral Hollow exit. During the following closures north of Linne Road, employees will be able to get to Corral Hollow from Linne Road; however, may have to take some detours to get to Corral Hollow and Linne Road. By closing the road in segments, crews will shorten the construction time by approximately five months; therefore trying to inconvenience employees and the traveling public for as short a time as possible.
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