Locals, brace for traffic. Due to construction work at the Guild Theatre site, where the old movie theater is being rebuilt into a nonprofit live music venue, sections of El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue are going to be narrowed to one lane on weekdays for two weeks, beginning this week.
There will be two lane closures: southbound El Camino Real between Santa Cruz and Live Oak avenues and westbound Ravenswood Avenue between Laurel and Merrill streets. The closures will be in effect between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday the weeks of Jan. 20 to 24 and Jan. 27 to 31.
These closures are expected to cause delays, so the city of Menlo Park recommends that motorists drive safely and allow extra time during these construction closures. "The city's police and transportation division staff will monitor conditions and work to minimize impacts where possible," an alert from the city stated.
Intermittent closures due to construction are expected over the next 18 months. Closure dates are expected to be posted on signs along El Camino Real.
For more information people can subscribe to the city's weekly construction impact alerts here.