Caltrans crews broke ground Wednesday (July 20) on a project to build auxiliary lanes along a three-mile stretch of U.S. 101 in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.
The new auxiliary lanes will be built along north and southbound 101 between Marsh Road in Menlo Park and University Avenue in East Palo Alto, Caltrans spokesman Bob Haus said.
The project, scheduled to be completed at the end of summer 2012, includes replacing a pedestrian overcrossing at Ringwood Avenue, Haus said.
Chip Taylor, Engineering Services Manager for Menlo Park, said the replacement overcrossing will be built alongside the current one, which will remain open until the new one is finished.
Caltrans hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the project this morning at 190 Independence Drive in Menlo Park.