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Bike/Ped Crossing at Adobe Creek Closed for Winter

Bike/Ped Crossing at Adobe Creek Closed for Winter

Effective, Jan. 6, 2019, the Benjamin Lefkowitz bike/pedestrian undercrossing at Adobe Creek is now closed for the winter through mid-April. Creek levels on the creek flooded due to the rain on Sunday, leaving the undercrossing unsafe for users. 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.

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. Groundbreaking is anticipated in Spring 2019.
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: January 6, 2019