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El Camino repaving project set to begin next year, with bike lanes added in Mountain View

Original post made on Nov 15, 2023

After years of worsening potholes and bumpy rides, plans are in place to repave El Camino Real from Mountain View through Palo Alto starting in May or June of 2024, Caltrans officials announced at a public meeting in Mountain View.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 1:54 PM

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Posted by GS
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 15, 2023 at 2:17 pm

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I'm so glad to see the repaving of El Camino Real will be completed by the year 2032.

Where the hell were the politicians and Caltrans 10 years ago such that the work could have been completed in a timely manner like in 2019.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 16, 2023 at 11:31 am

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Thanks for the report(ing) of the report. 'It will get done - when it gets done' has seemed to be CalTrans attitude to this state highway route. So I didn't see any reason to go or listen in person or remotely.

Good news / my favorite direct route to walk to the CalTrain station, crossing ECR at the "T" intersection at Bonita, will be safer with a beacon system. Now, if you pause, wait for a traffic clearing, and pause again in the flat center paved median, it is for me a reasonable and legal crossing. But not-so-safe for older, middle school, or less spry people.

Posted by earl-the-pearl
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Nov 17, 2023 at 2:39 pm

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Thanks goodness California pays the highest state gas tax rates (by far) in the country. That's why we have such great roads... lol.

Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Nov 26, 2023 at 6:03 am

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Ironic that while ECR repaving is again delayed some, MV decided to repave the pedestrian mall part of Castro Street. Nice smooth black asphalt...and black footprints on the sidewalks :) Why?

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