The Caltrans project to rebuild the highway interchange at Willow Road and U.S. 101 has been completed. The project's completion was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 24.
While the interchange has been open for a little while, according to Caltrans spokesperson Jeff Weiss, there were some final steps to verify that everything functioned correctly before the ribbon-cutting was held.
The project converted the original cloverleaf interchange, built in 1955, into a "partial cloverleaf" design. The new overcrossing also has two bike lanes, one separated with a concrete barrier and a separate bike lane alongside motor vehicles.
According to Caltrans, the project's completion means that far fewer vehicles will have to drive across the overpass, which is expected to ease congestion and facilitate merging.