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Tonight: Willow Road/101 interchange meeting

Original post made on Oct 17, 2012

As if there's not enough civic activities this week, the California Department of Transportation and the county will host a scoping meeting on Wednesday about plans to reconstruct the U.S. 101 and Willow Road interchange.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 10:37 AM


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Posted by Sue
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Great! It's about time! The exit ramp at Willow Road West is far too short! (I haven't taken Willow Road East, so I don't know about that one.) A person has to get in the exit lane and brake quite hard really quickly and at the same time try not to "get involved" with a car that is entering the freeway in the same lane we exiting need to get into to exit the freeway. It is horrible there. There is not enough room for both, and I cannot see how it could even have been constructed that way. Whoever "planned" that exit was not thinking. I don't understand how something as dangerous as this ever came into existence.

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Posted by driver
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

wish they would also look at the Marsh Road interchange at the same's ridiculous there too

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Posted by looking on
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

By far and away the worst is the 84 / 101 interchange in Redwood City.

All the great and wonderful City planners, who just keep saying add density and jobs and more buildings to our cities just don't give a crap about the problems they create.

When is the public going to kick out State politicians like Steinberg with his 375 and 32 laws.

Of, course here, we have the great University, Stanford, which for quite some time has been worrying more about more shopping center space, and windfalls for an un-needed and grossly over built hospital to add more money to its coffers, than doing what it should be doing and that is focusing on education.

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Posted by just wait
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Oct 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

The current horrible traffic will get worse as the economy improves and as approved projects are completed. Enormous ones that do little to improve traffic congestion and actually add to traffic volume include Facebook, Bohannon Towers, Stanford med center expansion. Each of these add workers but not housing, so they add commuters.
On top of all that would be new commuters because of the generous increase in office space for the El Camino plan. Housing is not required for any of these projects, and very little done to improve pedestrian and bike safety east/west across town.
We have gridlock now. Just wait!