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Seasonal Bike/Pedestrian Path Closure at Adobe Creek Begins

Seasonal Bike/Pedestrian Path Closure at Adobe Creek Begins

The Benjamin Lefkowitz bike/pedestrian undercrossing at Adobe Creek is now closed due to high water levels in the creek from the rain. The seasonal rain closure usually begins in mid-October, but the weather cooperated this fall, allowing the Public Works Department to keep the popular thoroughfare open longer than expected.

The undercrossing typically re-opens each year in April but this year there will be an extended closure. That’s because plans are in the works to replace the flood-prone undercrossing with the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Project. The bridge is part of Palo Alto’s 2014 Infrastructure Plan and will span over Highway 101 from south Palo Alto to the Baylands, providing a link for bike riders and pedestrians to access businesses and recreation trails on both sides of the highway.

Once the new 12-foot wide bridge is built, it will provide year-round access. Palo Alto anticipates 74,000 trips will be made across the bridge annually once it is completed. 

To learn more about the City’s Infrastructure Plan projects, including the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Project, click on the Infrastructure Projects page here.

Last Updated: November 27, 2019