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Menlo Park Updates

Oct 23

SM 101 Managed Lanes project meeting set for Oct. 27

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 12:30 am by Clay Curtin

The scoping meeting for environmental phase of the SM 101 Managed Lanes project is Thursday, Oct. 27, 6–8 p.m. at San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Ave. in San Mateo. The U.S. 101 Managed Lanes project would provide a continuous lane in each direction of U.S. 101 from the terminus of the Santa Clara County Express Lanes to I-380 in north San Mateo County. This continuous lane would be managed in real time to achieve maximum efficiency and operations to reduce congestion in the corridor, improve travel time reliability for all users, increase sustainability of existing general-purpose lanes, increase person throughput and apply technology and/or design features to implement real time traffic management tools. Given the importance of the U.S. 101 Corridor from San Francisco County through San Mateo County and into Santa Clara County, finding a solution to the growing congestion and associated delay has become a high priority of the area employers, elected officials, transportation agencies and the community. The project is cosponsored by C/CAG and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority in partnership with Caltrans. For more information, please contact the project manager, Nidal Tuqan, or SMCTA’s project manager Leo Scott.

US 101 managed lanes project
Oct 23

Menlo Park to celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 12:26 am by Clay Curtin

Police officers and staff will visit Menlo Park schools this week for Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24–28. Red Ribbon Week is an awareness campaign observed annually in October for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness. Menlo Park officers will be wearing red ribbons in support of the campaign to symbolize a commitment to substance abuse prevention. Officers will be presenting to junior high and high school students on the topics of drug awareness and drug prevention and to kindergarten through fifth grades on anti-bullying. Officers will be reading anti-bullying books to the younger students, engaging and interacting in activities, and providing Red Ribbon Week goodies to all students, which include pencils, bracelets and stickers.

Red Ribbon Week Campaign


Oct 23

Downtown street cafés begin construction

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 12:24 am by Clay Curtin

With contracts and agreements finalized, the construction of the seven downtown street cafés has begun. Golden Bay Construction Inc. began preliminary steps at all locations and will complete project site layouts the week of Oct. 24. Construction of the street café at Angelo Mio Restaurant is scheduled for the week of Oct. 31 and will be followed by the remaining six locations. Public notices, construction staging and equipment will begin appearing downtown soon.

Mademoiselle Colette Street Cafe rendering