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VTA, San Jose Leaders Consider Flex Lanes to Ease Traffic in South Bay

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    VTA and San Jose officials are mulling the installation of flex lines in the South Bay. The lanes would go along Highway 87 between highways 85 and 280, according to a proposal. Sharon Katsuda reports.

    (Published Friday, June 2, 2017)

    Could flex lanes combat traffic congestion in the South Bay?

    Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and San Jose officials hope so.

    To that end, they signed off on a $225,000 study that will explore the potential of adding flex lanes along Highway 87, according to the Mercury News.

    The proposed lanes would run between highways 85 and 280, officials say. One extra lane would be created on each side of the roadway, the newspaper reported.

    Officials are also looking into the possibility of converting the existing emergency lanes that line the highways into traffic lanes. Also on the table is a bike lane to provide commuters with an alternate way of getting around.

    San Jose will be requesting proposals from consultants during the summer.