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Finishing Touches on San Francisquito Bridge Replacement Project April 5, 2018

MENLO PARK - The project has replaced the Highway 101 bridges that spanned San Francisquito Creek. The new bridges, unlike the old bridges built in the 1950s, meet current seismic standards and will accommodate much larger water flows from the creek, reducing the risk of flooding in the area. New soundwalls have been built. West Bayshore and East Bayshore are open to traffic.

What’s left:

Caltrans is replacing the median in the freeway. When the median is replaced, the highway will be paved and restriped, at that point the project will be finished.

Since the project is nearly finished why aren’t the auxiliary lanes open?

The auxiliary lanes (the right-hand lanes) have remained closed to facilitate the construction of Bicycle/Pedestrian overcrossing being over Highway 101 at nearby Clarke Avenue. Upon complete of that project in late September 2018, the auxiliary lanes will be reopened.

The Clarke Avenue Bicycle/Pedestrian overcrossing is being built by the City of East Palo Alto. For more information, click here.