Tonight: Menlo Park meets on Ravenswood Avenue grade separation


The Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing in downtown Menlo Park is being studied for the feasibility of a grade-separation project there that would separate the roadway from the railway.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, a public meeting to gather feedback on options for rail crossings will be held in the Menlo Church Social Hall at 700-B Chestnut Lane.

Consultants contracted by the city of Menlo Park are studying that rail crossing and three others in the city: Oak Grove, Glenwood and Encinal avenues. The study aims to help the City Council decide whether and where to build grade separations, which can reduce traffic delays and increase safety.

The event will be the second of three such meetings to gather community input. Angela Obeso, the city's associate transportation engineer, said exhibits to illustrate the project and the options will be available.

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Posted by MPer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Good 3rd or 4th step. This should have been done 15 years ago, but glad that we are looking at it again. This project is key to fixing traffic issues and making MP a safer place.

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Posted by furrburger
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 5, 2016 at 1:53 pm

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should alleviate some traffic - but the safety portion should really be left to the drivers... too many bad drivers these days are causing the majority of the messes.

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