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Caltrans has scheduled five overnight closures of Willow Road and U.S. 101, as part of the Willow Road/U.S. 101 Interchange project. The closures will allow crews to install 135-foot concrete girders for the new overpass.

During the following closures, affected lanes of Willow Road will be closed 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. All closures are dependent on the weather. Rainy weather may cause work to be rescheduled. Changeable message signs along the freeway and adjacent routes will keep motorists apprised of the status of the closures.

-Tuesday, January 15 Westbound Willow Road
Southbound U.S. 101 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.; 11:59 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

-Wednesday, January 16 Eastbound Willow Road
Northbound U.S. 101 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.; 11:59 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

-Tuesday, January 22 Eastbound Willow Road
Northbound U.S. 101 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.; 11:59 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

-Wednesday, January 23 Westbound Willow Road
Southbound U.S. 101 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.; 11:59 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

-Thursday, January 24 Westbound Willow Road
Southbound U.S. 101 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.; 11:59 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

The detour routes:

Northbound U.S. 101 Traffic will exit at Willow Road and go eastbound; left on Bayfront Expressway; left on Marsh Road which leads to Northbound U.S. 101.

Southbound U.S. 101 Southbound U.S. 101: Traffic will exit at Willow Road and go westbound; left on Middlefield Road; left on University Boulevard which leads to Southbound U.S. 101.

The Willow Road overpass is being rebuilt to reduce congestion and traffic weaving. The new overpass will also include four bicycle lanes and two pedestrian sidewalks. For more information, visit the Caltrans Willow Interchange project page.

From Menlo Park Updates: used with permission.

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Instrument petting zoo coming to Menlo Park Library on Jan. 17

What are string instruments made of, and how do they produce sound and music? More importantly, why do we make music? Join the acclaimed musicians and teaching artists of Chamber Music by the Bay during their eighth season of bringing live music education to thousands of young audience members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area! […]

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation – grant application process now open

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Menlo Park Library goes full “STEAM” ahead for 2019

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Menlo Fire expands emergency services east of Highway 101

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First Friday on Jan. 4 looks at Market St. before and after the 1906 earthquake

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Spotted: Leos delivering holiday gifts to Menlo Park veterans

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2019 downtown street banner reservations open January 2nd

The City offers two banner slots that can be used for City-sponsored events, nonprofit organizations and community events. There are two locations on Santa Cruz Avenue; one at Doyle Street and the other at University Drive. Banner slots can be reserved for the calendar year can be made beginning at 7 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, […]

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