I wanted to be sure you get this heads up, about upcoming roadwork that may impact your driving times. Starting in mid-July, Redwood City will be doing road resurfacing on:
• Veterans Boulevard between Whipple Avenue and Chestnut Street
• East Bayshore Road between Seaport Boulevard and Haven Avenue.
In addition to the roadway surface improvements, both Veterans and East Bayshore will be striped with new bicycle lanes.
This will provide smoother, safer, improved roadways – but will cause some inconvenience to residents and motorists in these areas during the work. The work is scheduled to begin mid-July, and will be completed in approximately ten weeks. The good news is that the work in any one spot will not last the entire 10 weeks, in fact the major work which may cause traffic disruption will only last a week or two. We don’t’ have the final precise schedule as yet, but I wanted to make sure you have as much information as possible right now
You may be interested to know that the total cost of this roadway improvement project is about $1.4 million – $950,000 in grants from the Federal Surface Transportation Program and the rest in “Measure A” transportation funds.
Neighbors are being notified of specific scheduling and details of the work, and appropriate signage will be installed. Motorists should expect periodic lane closures, detours, some dust, and temporary parking restrictions during construction. All roadway users are asked to be particularly cautious during construction, and look for signage indicating any detours or other instructions. If possible, motorists should use alternate routes during the work in order to avoid delays.
Overall work hours will be 7:30 am until 4 pm, but due to traffic concerns certain major work elements may be completed at night. Veterans Boulevard will remain open to traffic in both directions at all times during construction. During major work, East Bayshore Road will be under one-way traffic control with flaggers to stop traffic so that opposing vehicles may pass.