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Stanley Boulevard reopens after fluid-spill cleanup

 

The eastbound lanes of Stanley Boulevard at Valley Avenue reopened Friday evening after being closed for several hours while crews worked to clean up a hydraulic fluid spill, according to Pleasanton police.

The incident was first reported around 4:15 p.m., and the lanes were closed until about 7 p.m., when the hazardous materials cleanup was completed, according to police.

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Posted by Wishiworkedcloser
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 23, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Friday afternoon rush hour and we can't figure out that we need to close the west bound lanes out of livermore and divert traffic there... Any logic in traffic management or just speed traps 101?


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm

The idea is to make it as painful as possible to get you people carpooling and riding bikes. Ever look over as you are parked on Stanley watching bikes flying past you? Frustrating.


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Posted by Monica
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 23, 2015 at 8:07 pm

I work at Allstate. Left at 5:30 and got caught up in the traffic trying to take Stanley. An hour to get out of Pleasanton. 2 hours total to get from work to Mountain House. Usually a 30-40 min commute. :(...


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Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 24, 2015 at 12:09 am

Why doesn't PW allow us to 'Like' the second & third comments??? Every day there are usually several that won't take 'clicks'... censorship or bias ???? I suppose it was Valley & Stanley. or was it First & Stanley, or both.


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Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 24, 2015 at 12:16 am

thanks for adding the comment boxes


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 24, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Yep, it was a bad night for everyone that cuts through our town to avoid the freeway. You commuters did a good job of blocking our intersections, running those red lights, making those illegal u-turns on main st and not yielding to us pedestrians in the crosswalks. Maybe next time something like this happens please stick to the freeway or be a little more patient and courteous to the locals, slow down the life you save may be mine!!


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Posted by June
a resident of Ironwood
on Oct 24, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Valley Ave is the ONLY way for 400 homes in Ironwood to get home. I was stuck for 45 minutes between Santa Rita snd Busch. An ambulance trying to reach a nearby emergency was delayed getting through because of the gridlock WHERE IN THE HECK WAS THE PLEASANTON POLICE to help with traffic control to keep cars blocking the Santa Rita and Valley intersection and provide a detour????? WE NEED A STRIPED SHOULDER SO EMERGENCY VEHICLES CAN GET BY AND CARS CAN BE ROUTED AROUND ACCIDENTS. Widen the street a little if you need to because a lot of senior citizens live at itonwood. Now Im really glad that really big church wont be built on Valley!!!!


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Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 24, 2015 at 11:05 pm

June, please share your story and concerns with city powers, as they want to dump more cars from 580 on residents in our section of town. None will admit how bad it is, or how they plan to make it worse, and plan to bring more of 580 right down Busch and Valley. Twisted thinking. There is not room for another car now, and they haven't even built all that's already approved. Yet they want to add more.


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Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 24, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Maybe every resident who experienced that hour of horrors should gather and present the horrors with the understanding that situation will not be allowed ever again. Wait until the El Nino floods and the trestle is blocked. We don't have the McDonald's neighborhood yet, and we're supposed to welcome more on Stanley!!!That will be a really cold day in hell. Nope, just parade down First and back up Main, see how downtown likes that. Busch can not be expected to serve as a thoroughfare. We need a professional
'traffic team' to undo this self-inflected mess. Call in the old timers who caused it to come up with some solutions, and not continue the pile-on. Enough!!


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:49 am

"Plesantonian" be careful what you ask for, the city engineers can't even time the traffic lights to favor us locals, everything is timed to favor the commuters. Sounds like they need to hire more consultants again and do some more "studies". Try calling and complaining about poorly timed signals that change for no reason or "your speed is" radar signs not working and see the negative results you get!!!


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Posted by June
a resident of Ironwood
on Oct 25, 2015 at 10:25 am

I dont blame people in east Pleasanton or Livermore from trying to get home by using Valley. The improvement of Valley is overdue to at least be operational in the event of an emergency or big accident. For everyday get a longer right turn pocket at Santa Rita and build a new right lane to Stanley. It is not realistic to think that people will drive only on the freeway. I heard there are people who dont want to improve this section because they say it will cause more cars to use it. I say that train has left the station and it is time to be realistic.


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Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 25, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Oh! Map! Don't get me started on the lights. My issue is crosswalks. Primarily, the length of time. I know there are Disabled, However, in 6-8 times a day for decades, I still have not experienced one in the crosswalks. Yet, the users I've encountered are usually down the block and out of sight before the light changes.
These days because of selfish & dangerous 'texters' most leave themselves a football length from the car in from. Thus, many fewer cars can get inside the que, protruding in the flowing, moving lane, creating a much worse than needed appearance of 'traffic'. Of course these same texters (especially the first car) miss several seconds of 'moving' the line forward. Throughout the entire city, as the scenario replays every few minutes, how many thousands of seconds are lost, compounding our city traffic issues.
In so many ways, repeatedly, so many times per day, so many drivers, quite selfishly, drive like there are no cars behind them, and they are the only cars on the road !!! Some of us actually do engage our minds when our engines are on, and keep our minds on responsible driving, which includes awareness of all cars around us.


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Posted by Protest
a resident of Valley Trails
on Oct 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

I know if a group of people in this who are fighting back by driving 1-2 MPH less than the posted speed limit. I have watched them and it's having an impact.


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Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 25, 2015 at 11:30 pm

The texters don't seem to realize that we all know what they're doing when they stop short and leave a car length space between themselves & the forward car. That's bad enough not letting those behind into the lane, but then to text and not M O V E when the light change... So SELFISH, so SELF-CENTERED, so piling up & CAUSING TRAFFIC JAMS throughout the city. You say 'no, you're not selfish?'...maybe just incompetent, or just learning to drive???


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Posted by June
a resident of Ironwood
on Oct 26, 2015 at 1:24 am

I'm not really sure I understand JERRY but I wouldn't ride a bike on as city street! Until separate bike paths are built, I'll continue to drive my car and occasionally think about my once shattered elbow caused by metal debris on the pavement. Carpooling is no option either because I'm an independent consultant. Let's just fix the road, please, because all the carpooling, bikes, express toll lanes, Uber, etc. won't avoid gridlock when a big accident happens unless we have basic flow and traffic control assistance from the police


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 26, 2015 at 9:06 am

June,

There a very nice paved bicycle path the entire length of Stanley all the way to Livermore. It is separated from cars by a concrete barrier. Very safe.


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Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 26, 2015 at 10:25 am

June - if I can expand upon one of your points - hopefully this incident will be used as a learning tool for PPD on how best to control these things when they happen again, and provide better traffic control.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

Maybe directing traffic is not in a policeman's job description anymore. When the traffic lights went out on Santa Rita/Valley, awhile ago, traffic was backed up to Valley Care Hospital. Not a policeman in sight. Come to think of it, Fremont police do not react to intersections clogged with bumper to bumper traffic either. Unfortunately when police do not react to these situations, car drivers take matters into their own hands. Then you end up with grid lock, and nobody goes anywhere.


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Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 26, 2015 at 12:56 pm

The police are there to "serve and protect", are they not? I get the fact that police can't go around to every traffic tie-up but this was monumental and really needed some direction, if only to keep a clearance open for emergency vehicles.
As Bill put it, if left alone, motorists will tend not to do what's best in these situations.


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 26, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Maybe if we had an over abundance of police officers we could have a couple of them out directing traffic instead of chasing down bad guys, or maybe all those bad drivers I saw the other night could learn to follow the rules of the road and be a little more courteous out there!! Maybe it's time to extend the fencing surrounding our gated communities down to our city limits.


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Posted by Thomas
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Oct 26, 2015 at 10:04 pm

It took nearly 2 hours to drive that day from Hopyard and Valley to Ruby Hills.


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