Lane closures on U.S. 101 as bridge is replaced

Highway between Marsh Road and Willow Road impacted

As part of its Ringwood Avenue bike-pedestrian bridge replacement, Caltrans is continuing to close portions of U.S. 101 during nighttime hours.

Workers have begun demolishing the old bridge; bicyclists and pedestrians are able to use the new overcrossing, which was built alongside the old one. Caltrans estimated that the demolition, which began last night, will take up to three nights.

According to a Caltrans press release, portions of the highway and frontage roads will be blocked off at various times:

* Lanes 1 and 2 in both directions on Wednesday and Thursday, May 2-3, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

* Lanes 1 and 2 in both directions on Thursday, May 3, Friday, May 4, and Monday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Van Buren Road and Pierce Road will be closed Tuesday, May 8, through Thursday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The roadwork comes as part of the Caltrans project to build auxiliary lanes along a three-mile stretch of U.S. 101 in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Scheduled to be completed at the end of summer 2012, the plan included replacing the pedestrian overcrossing at Ringwood Avenue, staff said.


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Posted by grand opening?
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

If they're going to start demolishing the old bridge on May 1, can I assume that the new bridge will be open before then? When is the grand opening ceremony? I've been watching them build the new bridge for months and it looks a lot nicer than the old one.

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Posted by Adina
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm

The new bridge is going to be open on Monday April 30. Yay!!! Much nicer than the old corkscrew design.

Caltrans said there is going to be a ribbon cutting ceremony but I don't know when it will be.

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