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Feb 13

Traffic signal and utility projects scheduled for Willow Road and Sand Hill Road

Posted on February 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm by Clay Curtin

There are currently several projects in Menlo Park that could affect traffic. These are for various improvements to intersections, traffic signals and utility services. Public Works publishes weekly construction news updates to provide summarized weekly news on ongoing construction activities. You can subscribe to these updates by email from the NotifyMe subscription page. Current projects include:

Willow Road/Newbridge Street intersection and traffic signal Improvements
The construction work started Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, and improvements are part of Facebook traffic mitigation. The project is to add a third westbound lane on Willow Road from Newbridge Street to the Highway 101 northbound on-ramp. The project would also extend the existing eastbound left turn lane on Willow Road at Newbridge Street and upgrade the traffic signal. Construction is expected to be complete by June 15, 2016, and will include occasional lane closures that may cause some traffic delays. The California Highway Patrol or Menlo Park police will assist with traffic control as necessary. 

Willow Road/Coleman Avenue traffic signal switchover
On Saturday, Feb. 20, starting at 8 a.m., the traffic signal controller and service cabinet switchover will take place at Willow Road and Coleman Avenue. This is part of the Willow Road Traffic Signal Modification Project to upgrade traffic signal cabinets, traffic signal hardware and electrical equipment at the intersections of Willow Road/Coleman Avenue and Willow Road/Gilbert Avenue. The work should take approximately 8-9 hours with traffic delays expect. Menlo Park police will assist with traffic control as necessary.

PG&E gas main installation on Sand Hill Road
Starting the week of Feb. 15, PG&E will be installing a 4-inch high-pressure gas main on westbound Sand Hill Road from Monte Rosa Drive to Highway 280. The project start date was scheduled in an effort to minimize impact to Trinity School while the school is on a weeklong holiday. While no work is planned on the travel lanes or bike lanes on Sand Hill Road (most of the work will be on the shoulder of Sand Hill Road), there will be restricted traffic lanes on Monte Rosa Drive. The project will take approximately six weeks to complete.