Atherton channel

Just in the nick of time before school starts — M-A on Aug. 17 and Laurel/Encinal on Sept. 1 — Marsh Road from Middlefield to Fair Oaks will reopen on Saturday, Aug. 13, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm.

Some remedial work will be done over the next week to complete the sewer line restoration, re-striping the roadway, removal of signage/barricades, removing secondary by-pass materials, and minor pavement repairs. This work, which should be completed by August 26, will be done under a simple lane closure with directed traffic in both directions.

This notice was posted on the Town of Atherton website: “The successful completion of this project would not have been possible without the coordination of the County, the cities of Menlo Park and Redwood City, the Sheriff’s Office, the CHP, Menlo Fire, West Bay Sanitary District, the Town and most importantly, the public.

“The project came with significant improvements as well as some significant impact on the surrounding neighborhoods. The collaboration, cooperation and patience of the neighbors helped make this project a success.”

The Atherton Channel (aka “ditch” to long-time residents) walls and floor were repaired, and a metal railing to prevent vehicles from driving into the Channel from Marsh Road was installed.

The photo shows the Channel on August 10th with improvements near completion.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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

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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Portion of Marsh Road in Atherton to be closed on Oct. 31

The Eastbound lane on Marsh Road from Middlefield Road to Fair Oaks will be closed on Saturday, October 31, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for repairs to the Atherton Channel wall. Please plan on using alternate routes. These routes may include Ringwood Ave. east to NB Bay Road back to Marsh or 5th Ave. […]

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