Stoneridge Drive, Stoneridge Creek now open

Ceremonies mark completion of long-awaited projects

Traffic on newly-opened Stoneridge Drive moved smoothly this week following a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Jerry Thorne that also included regional, county and Livermore leaders.

Stoneridge Drive now extends from Foothill Road at its western terminus to El Charro Road, where it connects to Jack London Boulevard in Livermore and also provides direct access to I-580 just north of that intersection.

Thorne said the completion of Stoneridge Drive, first planned in 1989, provides a direct, safer route to travel between the two cities and also gives residents of both cities faster access to ValleyCare medical facilities in Pleasanton and Livermore.

Stoneridge Creek, Pleasanton's new retirement community on Staples Ranch, shared in the opening day festivities with its own official opening an hour later.

Among the crowd that attended those ceremonies were more than 200 who have already moved into the upscale independent living apartments and homes, the first of 635 who will live in Stoneridge Creek.

Also now open is a new 7-acre public park between Stoneridge Creek and Stoneridge Road, which includes tennis courts and trail connections.


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Posted by Philomena
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 4, 2013 at 9:19 am

So delighted that we... Tri-Valley People... have a "LONGED FOR ROUTE" between Livermore & Pleasanton that does not require taking 580!!! Kudos to those who finally made it happen! We all benefit!!!
A 48 year resident of Pleasanton/Livermore

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Posted by curious george
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 4, 2013 at 10:11 am

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Does anyone know the rationale for the road narrowing to a single lane on the new bridge and then opening to two lanes on either side?

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Posted by Andy
a resident of Siena
on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I was wondering the exact same thing about one lane on the bridge. Once people "discover" this new route to bypass 580, it's going to become crowded and the bridge will create a longgggggg bottleneck. Why is this?

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Posted by Longtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Curious, I would guess cost and two, to create a bottleneck to prevent commuter pacify neighbors.

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Posted by curious too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Me too? Why the huge wasted road space. Was the painter high or what. Makes no sense to narrow to one lane over bridge???

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Posted by ???
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Exactly, narrowing to one lane creates a bottle neck making it less desirable for cut-through traffic or at least that's the thinking. Recall the attempted referendum--this was part of the compromise with the neighborhood.

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Posted by curious still
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2013 at 7:00 am

Then the city is short sighted to create a road hazard and make for accidents. More law suits against Pleasanton and compromising city streets.

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Posted by Let'er Rip
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

Thank goodness for the single-lane over the bridge. BTW, the road also narrows to a single land in Livermore by the airport, so you can quit bashing Pleasanton. Both of those single lanes are going to be important to controlling the cut-through traffic, which includes hoards of people from Livermore.
Really glad to see that the police are out writing speeding tickets. A guy zoomed around me yesterday on Stoneridge doing 55-60 mph in a 35 mph zone, and sure enough the cops nailed him. Two thumbs up. The police also should be able to write lots of tickets in the 25 mph school zone.

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 5, 2013 at 8:40 am

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I plan to honk my horn as I pass by the NIMBYs on Stoneridge until the bridge lanes are repainted. What a crock.

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Posted by Lessismore
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Nov 5, 2013 at 8:51 am

If your are crying about the road narrowing you do not live in the area and it was narrowed to one lane because of you.

Just of the end of the bridge you enter 2 schools zones. The hope is to slow traffic.

To it was add to Pacify neighbors.

Maybe it was add for people like you who seem not to care about the 3 parks, 2 schools and running/biking tail the runs along side the road.

Many of you are only concerned it seems about how fast you can drive across the bridge. You seem to have a complete disregard for the safety of ours.

Maybe if we add the amount traffic to you neighbor would feel different.

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Posted by Scott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

Regardless of the single lane bridge...I'm happy this finally got done. An alternate route for us locals, and yes...some commuters, has been needed for some time.

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Posted by curious still
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:05 pm

So us smart people paid for a 4 lane bridge that only takes 2 lane traffic, cheaper to have speed signs to control speed. Lets not think Livermore is who we should copy.

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Posted by How
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm

What has the traffic been like? Any objective observations? I am curious. Comments please.

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Posted by ME
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

It is absurd that the road narrows to one lane, and yes I live in Pleasanton. I have lived here long enough to remember when:
* Valley ran between Hopyard and Santa Rita
* Stoneridge drive did not exist
* Hopyard was one two lanes each way - no center divider
* W Las Positas ended at the railroad tracks and at 680
* Del Valle Parkway did not go through to Santa Rita
* Bernal ended at 1st Street

The whiners that bought those new homes along Stoneridge bought them with the Stoneridge extensions disclosed and already partially built. Sound walls and two lane road and all.

I'm with Mooseturd lets honk (I won't because that is mean, but I will think it)

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Posted by Billie
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm

If this true then the stone ridge folks won big time and abided by the law. What a hoot.

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Posted by Max
a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

580 alternate route is open! Pleasanton now like Milpitas & Fremont has two major highways connected through a city street. With that comes heavy commuter traffic. Pleasanton has provided a great service to Dublin, Livermore and Tracy residents at expense of Pleasanton residents living in the area.

Cops already camping on Stoneridge Drive writing speeding tickets.
Thanks to idiots at City hall, we have major highway in our backyard.
Ribbon cutting event for screwing Pleasanton residents. Great job!

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Posted by Burt
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

You know it's not very manly to whine so much Max! What do you expect them to care what you think? They'll do what they want and you better adapt or suffer.

I don't like all the people crammed into my small old town either but they aren't going to leave because we don't like em! With all of the growth you get road extensions, so it's not something that could be prolonged forever.

Just enjoy the road and do as your told.

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Posted by Max
a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Mr. Burt,
It is ironic that you expect Stoneridge residents to adapt to the major highway and outlet mall traffic and suffer while people like you in Castlewood have managed to block 680 commuter traffic in your area by having no left turn sign (5:30am to 8am) from Castlewood Drive onto Foothill Road southbound.
Perhaps for your enjoyment, they should connect 680 & Las Positas so that you can enjoy commuter traffic in your backyard.
You may be a sheep but I am not. I don’t follow blindly and I do bark quite loud!

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Posted by Burt
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 11, 2013 at 12:40 am

Well Max, there has been a ton of traffic coming and going from Niles Canyon down Foothill for decades. Where have you been? The influx of traffic has been building up everywhere in the Tri-Valley for years. You either deal with it or move to the Midwest or somewhere out of our crowded state.

I don't "expect" you to do anything but complain and whine in a futile manner. You don't seem to have any viable solutions do you? How long have you been in the area? Did you expect the growth in the city to stop for you? Perhaps you could petition that all evil-doers leave immediately.

P.S. I'm not a blind sheep either! I always do what I want and I stomp and rend all yipping dogs.

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm

It's been on the maps since the 1960's when it was actually West Las Positas that was going to connect through to Livermore...

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Posted by Max
a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I do have solutions: Make Foothill Dr., a 4 lane highway as well as extending Las Positas on the west side. That will bring commuter traffic right on your backyard given you love it so much. In addition, you should move to LA given you like heavy traffic.

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Posted by Burt
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 12, 2013 at 12:54 am

Whatever they do, it won't faze me. I won't whimper and moan like some people are prone to do. There are so many more important things to be concerned about than a road.

And remember, talk minus action equals nothing...

So If you don't like it, organize a group of fellow whiners and come up with a coup d'etat.

Or you could always sell your house and move to the dark side of the moon! Maybe it's serene enough up there for you.

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