News

Overnight closures set for U.S. Highway 101 bridge project in Palo Alto

Crews scheduled to install steel segments for new crossing at Adobe Creek

Overnight construction work is scheduled to install steel segments for a new bridge across U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto starting April 29, 2021. Courtesy Saeed Shahmirzai, construction management consultant for the city of Palo Alto.

A new bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto is set to take shape later this week when crews install steel segments of the crossing, which will require overnight road closures.

Two prefabricated steel segments will go up for the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Project, which will connect south Palo Alto with the Baylands year-round. The new structure will replace the Benjamin Lefkowitz underpass, which is typically closed during the winter and part of spring due to flooding.

Starting Thursday night, crews are scheduled to install a 100-foot-long steel section across West Bayshore Road near Adobe Creek. The work will block West Bayshore from 8 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, during which time a detour will be in place. Southbound lanes of the freeway between San Antonio and Embarcadero roads also will be blocked during the same time period.

On Friday, another 100-foot-long section will be installed over East Bayshore Road, which is scheduled to be closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. A detour during the temporary shutdown can be found here. It will coincide with the closure of northbound lanes of Highway 101 between San Antonio and Embarcadero.

The city recommends the public expect delays when traveling through the area and give themselves more time during their trip.

What's local journalism worth to you?

Support Mountain View Online for as little as $5/month.

Join

The installation of a third segment, which will stretch across the freeway, is expected to happen sometime in May. The segment is a "unique oversized overload, and its transport route and permitting are still under review," the city said in an April 21 announcement. The bridge section will come to Palo Alto from Arizona and involve an escort from the California Highway Patrol.

The work was initially scheduled in February, but was delayed due to the "technical transport/permitting issue," the city said at the time.

The project is estimated to be completed on July 26. More information can be found at cityofpaloalto.org.

View maps of the closures on West Bayshore and East Bayshore roads here:

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

Sign up

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

Follow Mountain View Voice Online on Twitter @mvvoice, Facebook and on Instagram @mvvoice for breaking news, local events, photos, videos and more.

Overnight closures set for U.S. Highway 101 bridge project in Palo Alto

Crews scheduled to install steel segments for new crossing at Adobe Creek

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Wed, Apr 28, 2021, 1:40 pm

A new bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto is set to take shape later this week when crews install steel segments of the crossing, which will require overnight road closures.

Two prefabricated steel segments will go up for the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Project, which will connect south Palo Alto with the Baylands year-round. The new structure will replace the Benjamin Lefkowitz underpass, which is typically closed during the winter and part of spring due to flooding.

Starting Thursday night, crews are scheduled to install a 100-foot-long steel section across West Bayshore Road near Adobe Creek. The work will block West Bayshore from 8 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, during which time a detour will be in place. Southbound lanes of the freeway between San Antonio and Embarcadero roads also will be blocked during the same time period.

On Friday, another 100-foot-long section will be installed over East Bayshore Road, which is scheduled to be closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. A detour during the temporary shutdown can be found here. It will coincide with the closure of northbound lanes of Highway 101 between San Antonio and Embarcadero.

The city recommends the public expect delays when traveling through the area and give themselves more time during their trip.

The installation of a third segment, which will stretch across the freeway, is expected to happen sometime in May. The segment is a "unique oversized overload, and its transport route and permitting are still under review," the city said in an April 21 announcement. The bridge section will come to Palo Alto from Arizona and involve an escort from the California Highway Patrol.

The work was initially scheduled in February, but was delayed due to the "technical transport/permitting issue," the city said at the time.

The project is estimated to be completed on July 26. More information can be found at cityofpaloalto.org.

View maps of the closures on West Bayshore and East Bayshore roads here:

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

Comments

Steven Nelson
Registered user
Cuesta Park
on May 1, 2021 at 11:08 am
Steven Nelson, Cuesta Park
Registered user
on May 1, 2021 at 11:08 am

The PA bridge took more-than-a-decade to even plan using "the Palo Alto process". (starts and stops cost $$$,$$$ and years) The MV equivalent bridge was completed and in use in less than a decade! Permanente Creek Trail. (2012 MV Voice article)
Web Link

Yeah 'public process' in the City of MV. (Google Maps view of MV bridge)
Web Link


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.