New traffic signals coming to Willow Road off ramps at Highway 101

by Contributed Content on October 24, 2017

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.

One Comment

Brian October 25, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Actually what this ill thought plan will do is add a lot of time to the commute of people wanting to head West on Willow as they will now need to queue up with everyone heading to the bridge. I am sure this will just be another nightmare in the traffic saga that has been impacting the Willow for years.

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