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Who owns the intersection of MIddlefield and Oak Grove?

Original post made by Mary on Mar 6, 2008

Who owns the intersetion of Middlefield an Oak Grove? Is it Menlo Park or Atherton? Whoever owns it, PLEASE get a left turn signal FROM Middlefield TO Oak Grove in both directions. The back up at commute times is horrendous with one car per light able to make a left turn especially westbound onto Oak Grove. This corner is a traffic nightmare


Posted by Joanna, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 7, 2008 at 8:12 am

If it is Menlo Park, then they should put an adaptive traffic light in place that adjusts to real time traffic conditions.

Menlo Park has money to burn apparently. Our city manager enjoys a $200k+ salary plus around $50k in benefits. Check it out!
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Posted by truth of the matter, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Mar 7, 2008 at 12:18 pm

joanna, can you please publish what city managers make in palo alto, redwood city, mountain view, los altos, los gatos, san carlos and belmont? can you for once back up your slop with something more than anger?

Posted by Ken, a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Mar 7, 2008 at 4:38 pm

I don't know whose domain it is --- probably Atherton's --- but I agree: a light at this intersection is desperately needed. I'm surprised there haven't been really serious accidents there, though I've seen many close calls.

Posted by SpaceJam, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Mar 8, 2008 at 2:00 am

It's actually owned by Stanford. It's part of their Master Plan to cause more traffic headaches in Menlo Park.

Posted by BeetleNut, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 8, 2008 at 2:05 am

If Menlo Park has "money to burn" why doesn't it spend some on the dilapidated Park Theater? What this area really needs is another coffee shop.

Posted by Luz Verde, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 10, 2008 at 2:10 pm

It's Atherton's intersection.