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Long-awaited, much-needed Stoneridge Drive extension opens Nov.1

Original post made on Oct 10, 2013

The long-awaited extension of Stoneridge Drive will open Nov. 1, giving shoppers, workers and other motorists in Livermore and Pleasanton a direct, safer route to travel between the two cities.

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Comments (33)

Posted by Old Meadows, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 10, 2013 at 8:22 am

Stoneridge ran east of Santa Rita long before 1989, all the way down to the apts.

Posted by Mohr community, a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 10, 2013 at 8:42 am

Leave the traffic lights green. Let's fund the city with all of the speeding tickets we can get from the commuter traffic now cutting through from 580W to the Stoneridge and Bernal on-ramps to 680S. School zones (Hacienda school, Hart MS) are double the fine!

Posted by resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

Much needed by whom? Certinly not the residents of Pleasanton!

Posted by Terry Messick-Cass, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:21 am

This road is not needed near our wonderful neighborhood just a few blocks away from the new highway in our backyard??? Thank goodness for the 22 traffic lights, as they will deter folks from using this highway! Pleasanton PD should be all over Stoneridge Drive when it opens!!! Traffic tickets will be welcome by everyone that lives around this crazy extension.....

Posted by R. U. Nuts, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

Long awaited??? By whom?
Much needed??? By whom?
Jeb, do you work in Livermore or Dublin, or are you paid off by Livermore and/or Dublin?
This opening of Stoneridge certainly is not needed by the people of Pleasanton. It is going to create a traffic nightmare in Pleasanton. The only reason this thing is going through is because Livermore, Dublin and Alameda County held a gun to our heads. All three of those entities want to turn the Tri-Valley want into another Los Angeles, with explosive growth and not enough transportation infrastructure to handle it. So, in this case they just cr*p all over Pleasanton.

Posted by mooseturd, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

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It is long awaited and much needed from my perspective. I thank those who finally saw this to completion.

Posted by build more hwys, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:53 am

Now all we need is to connect Dublin Blvd to N Cyns Pkwy on the north side of the freeway and the world will be perfect!!

Posted by Brad, a resident of Birdland
on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:02 am

I will use Stoneridge extension often. Much safer than W. Las Positas going thru to Livermore.
All residents of Stoneridge Creek will be able to come to town
And medical facilities without using I 580. They are Pleasanton residents
Remember Mohr school and entire neighborhood do NOT EXIST without Stonerige going east of Catholic Church

Posted by S, a resident of Stoneridge
on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:15 am

Long awaited??? By whom?

Much needed??? By whom?

By me! I'm off of Stoneridge in the neighborhood next to Mohr School and I for one will be happy. I hate having to drive west back down Stoneridge to Santa Rita north and then get on 580 east just to go to Livermore. Its one big "U" shape. Why should I have to drive almost 4 miles out of the way when I can get on at El Charro?

Posted by laxdad3, a resident of Foothill High School
on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

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Long awaited??? By whom?

Much needed??? By whom?

By me too! Those of us who live along Valley have long put up with the traffic heading between Pleasanton and Livermore. It will be great to have another route to balance out the load.

Posted by PtownSnobs, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

Most Pleasanton people are a bunch of snobs and always have been. You don't want anyone other than Pleasanton residents using this extension into your city after dark (Williams Tell). Give me a break! I'm sure you'll use it to go to the LIVERMORE outlets?

Posted by ProudLivermoreRes, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 10, 2013 at 11:26 am

I don't know why the residents are so against the new road. They don't want any ties to Livermore. I'm sure it'll be used for the Pleasantonians to go to the Livermore wineries and the outlets. I'm sick of them thinking they are always so much better than us.

Posted by Patricia, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Wanted by whom? By those of us who voted for Cook-Kallio because she had the guts to stand up and support it! This route was in the plan long before the folks out there bought their homes, which is why they have a stone walls on either side of the wide thoroughfare. I expect this will help ease the traffic issues the rest of us deal with along Santa Rita and Valley to Stanley! And restrict it to Pleasanton residents only? Please! What is wrong with people from Livermore driving in to shop and eat in Pleasanton? Don't you use Livermore roads when you go there to go wine tasting, see a show at the Bankhead, dine at one of their restaurants or shop at Costco? We're all in this together, people.

Posted by R. U. Nuts, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

The big issue is I-580 frequently being clogged. So when it is clogged, a whole bunch of people are going to take Stoneridge, as well as Bernal, Valley, Hopyard, Santa Rita, Las Positas as feeders into Stoneridge as a by-pass routes. If you don't believe that, go check out streets that parallel I-680 in Fremont,such as Mission Blvd.
Since you voted for Crook-Kallio, I am assuming you are either a left wing loon, belong to a union, or both. Thank goodness you were on the losing end of that election.

Posted by David B., a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Oct 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

This is yet another example of why Pleasanton is known as the "City of Planned Progress!" Eventually, and after too many years of debate, logic prevailed. I for one am grateful to all those who persevered and saw the extension through to completion. No doubt the NIMBY's will make good use of the roadway, in spite of all their grumbling and hand-wringing!

Posted by Blessed, a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Oct 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Thank you Pleasanton for easing the commute along 580. Now we have an alternate path around the nasty traffic.

Posted by David, a resident of Downtown
on Oct 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Slowly Pleasanton is turning from a beautiful city to what resembles Fremont. The progression has begun in our traffic, demographics, and lack of uniqueness. Its a shame to see what this city will be like in 15 years.

Posted by citizen, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Wait for the pedestrian crosswalks! You'll love it!!

Posted by Lessismore , a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Oct 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I live in the Mohr area.
Did I want to see the open NO.
But it was in the plan and did make some sense.

But it was never designed to be alternate path around 580 that it will become.

People reading this from outside of Pleasanton. As you start to make this your alternate path around 580 I have one thing to say there are no do overs in life. This part of Stoneridge is housing with lots of kids parks and school. People dropping kids school turn kids riding bike to and so on.

I say to you I do not come to your neighborhood and make it a race track. Do not make this a race track the 5 minutes you save getting to work will be wasted if you KILL a kid on his/her way to school.

And yes I hope Pleasnton PD gives out a ticket to everyone how speeds or runs a red light.

Posted by BlackFriday, a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Great.. we'll see BlackFriday traffic jam for folks going to the outlet mall.

Posted by Pat, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

I agree with "Lessismore", and I would recommend speed bumps in certain areas to slow traffic down.

Posted by R. U. Nuts, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2013 at 9:03 am

Blessed made my point! We don't want a way around the I-580 traffic, because every Tom, Dick and Harriet that lives in the Bay Area is going to be cutting through Pleasanton!!!

Posted by Jim Van Dyke (this is my real and complete name), a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:05 am

The Stoneridge completion is beneficial because it allows bicyclists to travel between Livermore and BART as well as other practical destinations (without having to travel far south to Stanley). Without this completion we also have more overall surface street travel by motor vehicles as motorists travel a more circuitous route, which obviously costs individuals, businesses and government time and money.

Posted by Just Curious, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm

If Pleasanton's finest can set up more speed traps in that area our city's budget will surely benefit and that is great for everyone in Pleasanton.

Posted by Pleasantonian, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm

For some reason, some people think that when 580 is at gridlock the privileged Pleasantonians will be able to cruise comfortably through Stoneridge Drive to Livermore as if they were in a 1950's Chevrolet TV commercial. Wait! That explains it! The Chamber of Commerce - that group of aging white guys still living in the '50's, and their bribed Council members (oops, I mean recipients of massive campaign contributions!) - led by Cook-Kallio and Thorne - wanted to build it. You privileged Pleasantonians are in for a rude awakening when Stoneridge turns into an auxiliary lane for I-580 and you wake up from the 1950's like Rip van Winkle!.

Posted by Ann, a resident of Val Vista
on Oct 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I'm looking forward to having Stroneridge finally open to Livermore. Having only the crowded I580 and Stanley Blvd. as ways to go east is nuts. Why should everyone in the neighborhoods around Valley and Santa Rita suffer all the traffic. Stoneridge was built with the extension in mind. Personally, I'm looking forward to riding my bike when it's open.

Posted by R. U. Nuts, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm

You may be looking forward to riding your bike, but you have a reasonable chance of becoming roadkill when the folks POed at the gridlock on 580 come roaring down Stoneridge.

Posted by Truth, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Mohr Community...realize the city only gets 5-6 percent of all fines per citation...less the court fees.....a cell phone ticket is $156..the fine portion is only $20....... Get the point?

Posted by member, a resident of Birdland
on Oct 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Kaillio for mayor! I love the extension! Just like the airport.... was there t hen all build next to it and complain!

Posted by Stay off the street, a resident of Stoneridge
on Oct 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

The accident last night at Santa Rita and Black is an example of what will be coming to Stoneridge. The straight roads are a hazard to adults and children pedestrians. Beware!

And since Cook Kallio lives far away from there, she won't have to worry about all of the noise, traffic or hazards. But she will have a cut through route for shopping in Livermore.

Posted by Circulation, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

Circulation makes life better for everybody. All routes become more efficient in time saved, Pleasanton air quality improved because of total time engines are running. Everybody loses with the Berkeley model of one gridlocked street snaked through town that can't even be crossed. What sane person would choose that? Circulation is why this connector has always been in the Pleasanton plan. Even with this efficiency, everybody should be safely behind their doors at home by 3:00. It looks like Pleasanton parents are never going to fix that obsession.

Posted by Eric, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I currently work in Pleasanton Hacienda, and used to live in Dublin. I had no idea this extension was even in the works, or even really cared. However, I did think it was odd that Livermore and Pleasanton's only major connection was Stanley, other than 580, and wondered how that commute would look like. NOW, I live in Livermore, and have to sit everyday on that parking lot of 580 or take the strange and out-of-the-way route using Stanley to avoid that traffic. I am so glad this will now be open! I'm not sure why there are so many objections to this. It's just logical.

Posted by Eric, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

How naive you must be. You don't understand -- We live in PLEASANTON the land of the annointed and hotbed of Nimbyism -- and, we really dislike those who live East of us. Why should you be able to get home to your family a little earlier simply because you cannot afford to live in this enclave of Nimbyism?

Sorry, for the sarcasm, but some of my P-Town neighbors really are an embarassment!

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