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Repairs, delays ahead for San Antonio overpass

Original post made on Feb 23, 2010

Mountain View and Palo Alto are preparing to fix up the San Antonio Road overpass — a project that officials say will require lane closures and traffic delays.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 11:14 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by driverX, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Good news! I use the onramp from Central East onto San Antonio South, and it really needs this repair. It is like a cement shoot with ruts and ridges. I am happy to put up with the inconvenience of a detour to fix this one.

Posted by JF, a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I hope the engineers examining the ramp railings on this overpass look at their height and the openings between the horizontal rails.

Currently these are exquisitely calibrated to hide both the body and roof line of cars on the ramp coming on to San Antonio Rd. As a result drivers cannot see other cars until they are on top of each other.

This has been a dangerous and nerve wracking situation for years that our cities now have an opportunity to correct.

Please fellows take a look at it.

Posted by driverX, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I agree with JF. It is very dangerous to merge at the top of this ramp, but at least there is a merge lane. It is worse on the other side when coming off Central West onto San Antonio South. There is no merge lane so you have to stop. The danger is the cars coming behind you who might rear-end your car since they have little time to react after coming around the very tight ramp.

Ps: oh shoot! I spelled "chute" wrong in my o.p.

Pps: The merge of 280N onto 85N in Sunnyvale is THE most horrible patch of road in this area. Not only do 3 lanes merge into 1 within a short distance, but the road surface is full of potholes and ridges.

Posted by HSR Advocate, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Feb 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm

How will HSR affect this overpass? Will it be replaced for HSR? If so, wouldn't this just be a waste of money?

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