Atherton's pedestrian-activated stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue, scheduled to go into operation on Aug. 1, has been delayed because its power is not hooked up, the town says.
The new stoplight, is the first of three that will be installed on El Camino Real. The lights, which stay dark until activated by pedestrians or bicyclists, were requested by the town after a series of serious accidents and fatalities along the busy state highway that cuts through the town.
The Almendral light was paid for by Atherton and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which will be able to control it to allow vehicles to more easily travel from the fire station on Almendral.
Caltrans agreed in 2012 to pay for and install two more pedestrian-activated stoplights on El Camino at Isabella and Alejandra avenues, but Caltrans says those lights won't be installed until 2017.
The light at Almendral will be owned and maintained by Caltrans once it is installed.