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The railroad grade crossing at Glenwood Avenue in Menlo Park will be closed over one weekend for track maintenance work. The closure will be from Friday, April 21, at 8:00 pm until Monday, April 24, at 4:00 am.

Vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will not be able to cross the tracks  During the closure, Caltrain will establish detour signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow. Neighbors may experience construction noise during this time.

The maintenance work will include the resurfacing and realignment of both tracks. New pavement and striping will also be included. These elements will provide a smoother, safer crossing for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

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Serious vehicle accident closes Sand Hill Road Easter morning

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A vehicle slammed into a tree with a victim trapped inside the car just east of the entrance to the Stanford Linear Accelerator located at 2450 Sandhill Road in Menlo Park around 4:30 this morning. Menlo Engine 4 arrived on the scene at 4:35 am and reported that the motor compartment was on fire and a male […]

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2017 Communter Challenge runs from April 1 to May 31

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Between April 1st and May 31st, people who join the the 2017 Commuter Challenge and commute to, from or through San Mateo County using a transportation mode other than driving solo in a car will be eligible to win weekly prizes and one of five grand prizes. Organized by Commute.org, the goal of the challenge is to […]

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Menlo Park parent Jen Wolosin launches initiative to make school routes safer for kids

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When Jen Wolosin moved from San Mateo  to Menlo Park four years ago, one of the things she was practically excited about was how close her new home was to Laurel School where her daughter would be attending. Then she encountered Coleman Avenue. “I got one of those tandem bikes with the child-size bike in […]

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New traffic/automobile laws to be mindful of in 2017

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The Atherton Police Department reminds people that a number of new state laws went into effect on January 1. Among them: Hands Free While Driving Californians are no longer allowed to use a handheld wireless phone or wireless electronic device while driving, unless the device is mounted on the vehicle windshield or dashboard in a way […]

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Extra traffic enforcement in Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, twenty-four traffic officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout San Mateo County will be participating in the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The STEP program is a collaborative effort to increase traffic safety and awareness in known trouble spots throughout San Mateo County. Tomorrow’s deployment will occur […]

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New Hawk Beacon traffic signal debuts in Atherton at El Camino Real and Almendral Avenue

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To improve pedestrian and cyclist safety when crossing El Camino Real from Almendral Avenue,  the HAWK Beacon traffic signal debuted today in Atherton. The Town of Atherton was the lead agency for the planning, design, and construction. Since El Camino Real is a State Highway, Caltrans District 4 was an important partner in developing and approving the […]

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Construction continues on Marsh Road channel – here’s what it looks like

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Work on the construction of a new channel along Marsh Road in Atherton continues. Resident Beverly Brown sent us some photos showing the preparation of the creek bed for anew foundation as well as arebar being installed for the concrete bottom of the new channel/creek feed. Emails Beverly: “Concrete has already been poured near Fair Oaks […]

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More on Marsh Road closure and channel repair from Atherton City Manager George Rodericks

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Editor’s note: The Town of Atherton City Manager George Rodericks posted the following on the town’s website: Reminder: Marsh Road is closed from May 31 through August 15. Adjacent streets are closed to through traffic. These include the Atherton streets of Holbrook, Palmer, and San Benito, and County streets of Fair Oaks, Bay and 15th. Please […]

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City of Menlo Park reacts to Marsh Road closure with additional measures

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The City of Menlo Park  is working to manage the additional traffic on detour routes from the Town of Atherton’s Marsh Road retaining wall repair project, with staff on-call to respond to issues as they arise. Additionally, signal timing was modified on the detour streets (Middlefield Road, Marsh Road, Willow Road and Ravenswood Avenue) in anticipation […]

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Marsh Road closure begins on Tuesday, May 31

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The Town of Atherton will close Marsh Road on May 31 between Middlefield Road and Fair Oaks Avenue for construction to replace the Atherton Channel walls and floor. Scheduled reopening is August 11, 2016. A detour plan with roadway signage plan can be downloaded here. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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