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The City of Menlo Park is responsible for maintaining over 96 miles of streets, many of which experience varying degrees of wear depending on the volumes of traffic, drainage patterns and soil conditions.

To determine street repair needs, the City uses a software based Pavement Management System and works with consultants who inspect and assess the condition of the City’s streets every two years. The software is used to analyze and identify street sections within the City’s network that are most in need of maintenance and rehabilitation.

Beginning at the end of July,  the City is reconstructing and/or resurfacing 33 street sections located throughout the City that were determined to be in poor condition. It is anticipated to be completed by the fall of 2017.

City staff is working on minimizing traffic impacts through the duration of this construction. Thank you for your patience. For a list of the streets, up to date status of the construction and anticipated impacts to traffic, check the City’s Construction News Updates.

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Menlo Park waives street closing fees for National Night Out block parties on August 1

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National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors and police officers as a way to encourage crime prevention. It is scheduled for August 1st. This year will be similar to the last five years, where several neighborhoods […]

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Two community volunteers needed for Transportation committee

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The City of Menlo Park is looking for two community volunteers to serve on the Transportation Master Plan Oversight and Outreach Committee. The 11-member, City Council appointed Committee will provide advisory input and recommendations to the project team regarding the outreach process and draft Master Plan materials and submittals . The committee members will also […]

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SLAC and Stanford continue partnership that results in innovative research

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University will continue their partnership for another five years thanks to a five-year contract extension from the U.S. Department of Energy. Stanford has operated SLAC – originally known as the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center – since its founding in 1962. “At SLAC, we are very fortunate to combine the best of both […]

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Eclipse related events at Menlo Park Library kick off this week

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. The Bay Area is outside the path of totality — where the moon will completely cover the sun — but there’s still plenty to enjoy! Come to the Menlo Park Library for a series of special eclipse-related events […]

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Library events for elementary age children in July

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An event for elementary school children (ages 8-12) happens on Tuesday, July 11, at 1:00 pm when Randel McGee & Groark the Dragon visit the Menlo Park Library. Randel is a pro storyteller, and this program will feature comedy, storytelling, music, & ventriloquism. Randel has spent many years performing internationally with this act. Another elementary school event will occur on July 25 […]

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Reminder: Fourth of July fireworks are prohibited in Menlo Park & Atherton

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All forms of fireworks and gunfire are strictly prohibited in Menlo Park and Atherton. This includes “safe & sane” fireworks as the potential for fires is extremely high due to hotter temperatures and dryness of grass and brush. Menlo Police will respond quickly to reports of unlawful use and/or possession of fireworks and firearms. Anyone […]

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Charlot Singleton honored for her work with alma mater, Lawrence University

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Atherton resident Charlot Singleton was honored June 17 by Lawrence University with an award at its annual alumni reunion celebration. A 1967 graduate of Lawrence, Singleton received the Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp Outstanding Service Award which recognizes exceptional contributions to the university. She has been a member of Lawrence’s Board of Trustees for the past eight […]

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Hometown author Barry Eisler launches new John Rain thriller at Kepler’s

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Menlo Park author Barry Eisler emailed: ” My new John Rain novel — Zero Sum — is out today! This is another prequel, again set in Tokyo ten years following the events of Graveyard of Memories: “Returning to Tokyo in 1982 after a decade of mercenary work in the Philippines, a young John Rain learns that the […]

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Farewell to a Menlo Park treasure – the family who ran the Plantation Cafe

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Yesterday was the last day for the Plantation Cafe on the Alameda, operated the last 15 years or so by  Soo Shin, her mother, Maryann Kim, and brother Ji. They were much beloved by their regulars, including a generation of La Estrada school kids. Notes one regular: “The joy they brought to people is probably […]

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Noon downpour adds to seasonal rainfall in Menlo Park

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Yep, that was the wet stuff falling from the sky around the noon hour in Menlo Park today, an event that lasted 30 minutes or so. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Recorded only .05″ in my gauge, bringing my season-to-date total to 34.45″. I realize some Menlo Park neighborhoods may have had more rain.” […]

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