The Project: Phase 3 of the Route 101 San Francisquito Creek Bridge Replacement Project is underway. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) began implementing signalized one-way traffic control on East Bayshore Road between Pulgas Avenue in East Palo Alto and Laura Lane in Palo Alto on April 13, 2016. The project will continue until December. The above map shows the temporary traffic configuration.
What to Expect: This long term lane closure will allow crews to work on the replacement of the East Bayshore Road Bridge. In addition, various lane and ramp closures will be necessary on Route 101 during night hours (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.).
During East Bayshore Road construction, the southbound lane will remain open to traffic in both directions, with traffic flow controlled by the temporary traffic signals. The northbound lane (creek side) will be closed to replace the bridge.
This traffic configuration will be in effect for the duration of approximately 8 months. Motorists should expect significant delays and are encouraged to consider alternate routes during this construction period.
Caltrans staff realizes there is no good time to reduce travel lanes on any street or highway. However, our staff does try to schedule lane closures to avoid the busiest driving times for most people. This lane closure was the best alternative with the least traffic impacts. NOTE: The existing Bridge will be demolished with heavy equipment. Local residents/businesses may experience increased noise levels.
Changeable message signs have been posted to notify motorists of the upcoming traffic changes. This construction work is weather dependent.
For additional details, contact Gidget Navarro, Caltrans Public Information Officer at (510) 286-5574, or refer to Caltrans project website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/sanfrancisquito/