Menlo Park: Sidewalk work on Santa Cruz Avenue begins


Construction has begun on long-awaited sidewalks on Santa Cruz Avenue bewtween Olive Street and San Mateo Drive in Menlo Park.

Sidewalks will be installed first on the south side of the street (odd-numbered addresses). That is expected to be completed by mid-April.

In the meantime, the walking path on the south side of the road from Olive Street to San Mateo Drive is closed.

Pedestrians are advised to use the crosswalks on both of those cross streets to cross the street and walk on the north side of Santa Cruz Avenue. Bike lanes will remain in operation on both sides of the street.

The whole project is expected to be completed by late September, the city said.

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4 people like this
Posted by M Betsock
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Sidewalks down Santa Cruz, at long last! How wonderful! I live on a dead-end street just off Santa Cruz and have no choice but to travel on it. I remember pushing a stroller down on Santa Cruz 20 years ago, fearing for my baby's life as the cars sped by. I, along with so many other residents, tried in the past to get sidewalk approval without success. So happy something, even if not as pedestrian-friendly as I had hoped for, is finally been approved by the current City Council. Thank you!

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