In your Oct. 3 article by Ed Leibowitz (“Saving the Steelhead,” So SoCal), Toby Shackelford claims that the Transportation Corridor Agencies wants to build pillars for the Foothill Transportation Corridor in a specific location where he caught a steelhead trout in San Mateo Creek. The quote in the story is: “Unfortunately, they want to build pillars right where my spot is.”
Preliminary plans for the corridor identify just four to six bridge pillars where the road would cross San Mateo Creek. To our knowledge, Shackelford has not told anyone the location of his “spot.” If he does, we can compare the location to our maps and determine if his statement is correct. Otherwise, his comment regarding the location of the pillars is speculative and probably erroneous.
Director, External Affairs
Transportation Corridor Agencies