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.