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Guild Theatre construction temporarily narrows El Camino to one lane

 
The demolished interior of the Guild Theatre, as seen from El Camino Real in Menlo Park on Dec. 12. (Photo by Magali Gauthier/The Almanac)

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.

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10 people like this
Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 20, 2020 at 6:09 pm

Absurd. Let them do the work between 11pm and 6am. The developer can pay the higher rates so we don't have to pay with our inconvenience for his profit.


9 people like this
Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 21, 2020 at 6:09 am

It is absurd. This inconveniences THOUSANDS of drivers on the only north-south arterial road on Peninsula. Of course, some drivers will just cut through the residential sections of Menlo Park to avoid this. Maybe local residents can let their city official know how it works out.


9 people like this
Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 21, 2020 at 12:33 pm

The contractors have full time access to one lane of ECR plus there is a highly unused alley at the rear of the site - why do they need a third lane?


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 21, 2020 at 1:18 pm

"The contractors have full time access to one lane of ECR plus there is a highly unused alley at the rear of the site - why do they need a third lane?"

Simple answer. They don't. I have done construction work on some extremely tight construction projects. In my opinion this site does not warrant closing a lane on ECR. They have the curb lane. The jobs up the street have been fine with only having the curb lane and neither has a rear alley way. This needs to be figured out so that a lane is not closed or if it is absolutely unavoidable, it should be done in the middle of the night.


4 people like this
Posted by Soccer mom
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 22, 2020 at 11:08 am

The "highly unused alley" is a parking lot for all the businesses on that block.


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