Local dignitaries and involved parties came together Wednesday evening, August 30, 2017, for a quick Ribbon Cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the intersection of Central Parkway and Grant Line Road in Mountain House.
Mountain House Community Services District Board President, Brian Lucid, and fellow Board member, Manny Moreno, were joined by General Manager, Ed Pattison, all of whom met up with Mountain House Developers LLC leaders: Dave Sargent, Lee Ann Toon and Cheri Nolte, to initiate the new and long-anticipated throughway.
"We pushed for this to happen for a long time," said Pattison "knowing how many residents have been looking forward to easier access in and out of town".
President Lucid focused on the potential for public transportation. "RTD will be happy to have access from the college into town, as was discussed when we had them out for that town hall meeting earlier this year," he said.
The intersection, which was actually opened for access days before, features a four-way stop that more readily connects access to the Delta College South Campus at Mountain House, in addition to providing a quicker reach for most in town to Altamont Road, and the Bay Area, generally.
Ultimately, Grant Line Rd is scheduled to be widened to four lanes at least from Mountain House Parkway west to the county line. That project is anticipated to happen by next Spring.