Indian Hill Grade Separation News
The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority Board will review the Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report at their meeting on March 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The Addendum contains a review of the impact of a grade separation at Indian Hill and language that stipulates that the bridge proposal is contingent on funding and the City's approval.
Foothill Gold Line Grade Separation Proposal
On January 12, 2016, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority proposed a grade separation at Indian Hill Boulevard to accommodate train traffic from the Gold Line to the City Council. The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority requested the City and community’s input on this proposal to assist them in the planning and environmental process.
Gold Line proposed the bridge concept to elevate the increased trains and traffic impacts on Indian Hill Boulevard. The Gold Line trains will run on 10 minute headways in each direction, for a total of 12 additional train crossings each hour.
To gather Village the community's feedback, the City held two community meetings and provided information on the proposal to local papers, on the website, and in the City Manager's Weekly Update.
At its February 23, 2016 meeting, the City Council unanimously voted to support the Gold Lines requested to do additional environmental review on the bridge concept and directed staff to work with Gold Line to develop design concepts for review by the City's commission, community and City Council. the City will have until February of 2017 to develop a conceptual design. Should the City not agree on a design, the crossing will revert to an at street crossing.
Watch video simulation - https://vimeo.com/ursci/review/152320301/ac6a2a837a
Council Approved Recommendation:
Staff recommends the City Council express support for the Construction Authority to evaluate under CEQA a grade separation at Indian Hill Boulevard, and direct staff to work with the Construction Authority to prepare a design concept for review by the City's Architectural Commission, Planning Commission, and City Council. The City’s commissions and ultimately the City Council will have until February of 2017 to review and compare the conceptual design to an at grade option and revert back to an at grade crossing should a suitable design not be developed.
Gold Line Grade Separation Council Presentation - presented at the 2/23/16 Council Meeting
Gold Line Grade Separation Staff Report - 2/23/16 Council Meeting
2016-01-25 Indian Hill Grade Separation Presentation