Traffic

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On Thursday, Oct. 26, and Friday, Oct. 27, traffic signals will be turned on for the intersections of Willow Road and the ramps to and from U.S. 101. The layout of the on- and off-ramps is also changing with both of the southbound ramps connecting to Willow Road on the south side of the street and both of the northbound ramps connecting to Willow Road on the north side of the street.

This marks a major milestone in the interchange project’s process as the contractors move into the next phase of construction. These changes will be temporary for the second out of four stages and will allow the contractors to begin construction on some of the major ramp improvements.

The interchange project will replace the existing interchange with a new, wider bridge; add sidewalks, bike lanes and protected bike paths on both sides; and add two signalized intersections. The current “full cloverleaf” style interchange will be replaced with a “partial cloverleaf” which will eliminate the short merge weaves both on Willow Road and on the freeway and will create a more efficient way for all modes of traffic, including bikes and pedestrians, to get across the freeway at Willow Road.

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Spotted: Car ends up in front yard of Alameda de las Pulgas house

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A resident who lives on the Alameda de las Pulgas captured the action this morning around 8:00 am when a driver lost control of a vehicle, plowed through a fence, and ended up in the front yard of 3134 Alameda. No one was hurt but not a way to start the day!

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Atherton focuses on Middlefield Road bicycle lane improvement project

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The Town of Atherton’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan outlines priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the town over the next 10 to 15 years. The Middlefield Road Class II Bicycle Lanes is the major project for Fiscal Year 2017/18 with an estimated cost of $850,000. The focus of the project is the installation/improvement […]

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Jen Wolosin talks about safe routes to Menlo Park and Atherton schools at MPCSD speaker event

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You are invited to attend the kick-off event of the Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) annual speaker series. Jen Wolosin (pictured), Founder and Chair of Parents for Safe Routes, will deliver “Between Home and School: Why Safe Routes Matter and How to Make Them Happen.” Following Jen’s talk, there will be a panel discussion […]

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Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing changes will be selected after series of public meetings

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The final alternatives of the Ravenswood Avenue Railroad Crossing study will be presented at three upcoming public meetings in preparation for the Menlo Park City Council’s selection of the preferred alternative. The following public meetings will include presentations about the project, and the team will be taking feedback to help the City Council make their […]

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It’s a wrap – Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalks are complete

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Menlo Park City Council members were joined by Menlo Park City School District officials this morning for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalks project. The sidewalk provide safer walking along the busy street for Hillview Middle School students as well as residents. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most captured […]

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Local group tackles safety issues for users of the Alameda/Santa Cruz Avenue corridor

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Ron Snow has lived with his family in the University Park area of unincorporated Menlo Park for four decades and has long been concerned about safety issues along the Alameda/Santa Cruz Avenue corridor between Sand Hill Road and Avy Avenue. Frustrated by lots of studies but little action, he’s formed a group made up of […]

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Learn about Menlo Park’s Transportation Master Plan online and at upcoming events

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The City of Menlo Park is beginning to develop its first Transportation Master Plan. One of the first efforts is rolling out the Online Open House. Visit the Online Open House to learn more about the project and to provide input about how the City should prioritize transportation improvements. The Online Open House and survey […]

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What to know about the construction on Middlefield Avenue/Oak Grove Avenue this week

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Construction to pave the Middlefield Road/ Oak Grove Avenue intersection will begin Thursday, August 3rd. Due to safety requirements during construction, Oak Grove Avenue will be closed between Middlefield Road and the Menlo-Atherton High School entrance. Construction work during this road closure will be limited to the time period between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. […]

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About a third of Menlo Park’s streets are being repaved this summer

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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 […]

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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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