Turn restrictions coming to Willows neighborhood in Menlo Park on Monday

by Contributed Content on December 16, 2017

On Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, the following turn restrictions will be installed within the Willows neighborhood (purple section on map):

  • No right turns from Chester, Durham & O’Keefe to Willow Road, 3:00 to 7:00 pm weekdays (except SamTrans and school buses)
  • No left turns from Woodland to Baywood, 3:00 to 7:00 pm weekdays

These restrictions apply to all vehicles. While drivers adjust to these changes, conditions may temporarily worsen, but are expected to improve. The City asks that drivers be careful, alert and patient during the adjustment period.

The changes are being implemented to help ease the congestion within the Willows neighborhood that was exacerbated by the Willow-101 interchange construction. These signs are a temporary measure during the Willow-101 interchange construction, expected to be complete in early 2019.

Please send questions, comments & observations to: [email protected] or 650-330-6770.

City of Menlo Park staff will be performing on-going observations, including during school dismissal periods, to determine if the changes are effective and if any adjustments need to be made to the locations and/or hours.

Having input directly from the local neighborhood is valuable as the City evaluates the effectiveness of these changes. City staff will attend a City Council meeting in January 2018 to share an update on the progress observed.

Posted in Menlo Park Updates; used with permission

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CaroBashir December 19, 2017 at 9:43 am

I wonder who the City Council consulted before doing this. The proposed restrictions will only cause traffic to back up even more so coming out of University Circle/Woodland/University; traffic merges onto this intersection trying to access University Avenue from four different directions. And, judging from the backup of traffic, the City Council made no adjustments to the lights at the Woodland/University intersection, thus the backup will be even worse and it will not improve on its own.

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