A $350,000 grant was awarded by the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) for the Town to undertake a planning study to provide an alternatives analysis of potential congestion relief and multimodal solutions, which include but are not limited to, additional lanes, grade separation between specific movements, and rerouting specific movements.
The Hub is a major crossroads in Ross Valley, connecting Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Miracle Mile/Center Boulevard, and is the most congested intersection in Marin County – over 65,000 cars per day.
The Hub is often overcapacity and operates at level of service “F”. Motorists regularly experience a delay of 20 minutes or more. The Hub is not pedestrian or bicycle friendly and it is functionally disconnected from the Town’s commercial and civic centers.
This funding allows the Town to study alternatives and consider traffic, safety, and right-of-way. An outcome of the study could be a recommended design to improve the intersection that would alleviate recurring traffic congestion for vehicular trips, improve access to the Hub transit center, and improve pedestrian and bicycle conditions by providing safer crossings.
Once the funding is released (expected spring 2018), the Town will seek proposals from design professionals. Public meetings will be held to discuss the project.