Atherton: Eastbound Marsh Road is closed today

Eastbound lane closed Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Atherton town officials say eastbound Marsh Road will be closed Saturday, Oct. 31, from Middlefield Road to Fair Oaks Avenue between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as the town works on repairs to the Atherton drainage channel wall.

Alternate routes include Ringwood Avenue east to northbound Bay Road and back to Marsh past the closure, or 5th Avenue east to southbound Bay Road and back to Marsh.

■ Officials say the road will reopen as soon as work is completed.

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Posted by peninsula resident
a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School
on Oct 31, 2015 at 2:40 pm

On a related topic, when is the channel going to be REBUILT?

That channel is a ticking time bomb. I drive by the channel regularly and recall when we had major rains that the channel was FULL. The channel needs to be rebuilt to a larger capacity. The flooding of homes and major transit corridors will take place unless this is made a priority.

Atherton residents approved the parcel tax, even though the money wasn't needed for the town's daily operational costs. The money to rebuild is clearly there.

The town has dragged its feet on this matter to such a degree, I think it's risking significant liability in the event the channel's banks are breached during rains.

In my opinion, the channel is more important than a new civic center, bike lanes, park improvements, road paving, stoplights or the # of lanes on El Camino. This needs to be treated as the top priority it is.

Get it done.

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