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Valparaiso roadwork almost done

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Feb 22, 2007

The town's roadwork on Valparaiso Avenue, between El Camino Real and University Drive, could be finished as early as next week, said Duncan Jones, Atherton's public works director, on Wednesday night, Feb. 21.

The project has shut down the westbound lane of the heavily traveled road that borders Menlo Park.

Mr. Jones said that the first layer of pavement already has been put down, and the final layer of pavement could be completed next week, barring delays caused by bad weather.

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However, there's still plenty more roadwork to be done on Valparaiso. Once Atherton's project is done, Menlo Park can start its project on the south side of Valparaiso, said Mr. Jones.

Atherton's contractor has an end date of March 7, but each rain day extends the contractor's time by one day, he said.

Once Menlo Park's work wraps up, probably sometime this summer, Atherton and Menlo Park have a joint project to place an asphalt overlay over the entire road, eliminating those lumpy seams that run down the center of Valparaiso.

The reason for the tag-team approach? The border between Atherton and Menlo Park runs right down the center of most of Valparaiso.