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Weigh In on Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project

Weigh In on Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project

Weigh in on the Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project during the public comment period that runs through July.

Caltrans has inspected the Newell Road Bridge on several occasions and determined it is functionally obsolete due to its dimensions. The bridge is more than 100 years old and is too narrow to accommodate two-directional traffic or meet the current standards for bicycle and pedestrian access. In addition, the bridge presents flood risks due to the bridge abutments that create a creek constriction.

There is now a 60-day public comment period for the completed Draft Environmental Impact Report and the Environmental Assessment (DRAFT EIR/EA). The public comment period began on May 31 and will close on July 30, 2019. Click here for a direct link to the Draft EIR/EA. 

The document is also available for viewing during normal business hours at the following locations:

  1. Caltrans District 4, Office of Local Assistance 12th Floor, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94612
  2. Planning Department Office, 5th floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  3. Palo Alto Downtown Library, 270 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  4. Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto CA 94303

Comments may be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. on July 30 by email to Michel.Jeremias@cityofpaloalto.orgor by mail to:

Michel Jeremias
City of Palo Alto
250 Hamilton Avenue, 6th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

You may also provide comments in person at the following scheduled meetings:

Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m.
Palo Alto City Council Chambers
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301 

Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers, East Palo Alto
2415 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Caltrans Public Hearing
Thursday, July 18 at 8:30 a.m.
City Council Chambers, Palo Alto
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

 To learn more about the Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project, click here.



Last Updated: June 8, 2019