In its current state, the I-280/Wolfe Interchange is severely congested and is projected to operate at a poor level of service as local developments continue to outpace the capacity of the existing infrastructure. As the primary point of access for the Apple Park Campus and Vallco Shopping Center, the interchange serves as a gateway to Cupertino. HMH quickly recognized the need for seamless implementation of complete streets elements and thorough consideration of the bicycle and pedestrian user experiences critical to the long-term success of the project.
HMH recently completed an Alternative Analysis and Caltrans Project Initiation Document (PID) to program project support staff and funding. HMH is currently leading the environmental phase (PA/ED) of the project which includes refinement of preferred project alternatives, evaluation of environmental impacts, including the Junipero Serra Channel bisecting the project, and detailed traffic operations modeling. HMH worked closely with VTA and Caltrans to accelerate project deliverables and combine submittals to simplify project review cycles.
The project is currently moving quickly on an accelerated project schedule to position for available Measure B funding, supplementing the City and local developer’s contributions.