Traffic Alert: Construction on El Camino Through Redwood City/San Carlos

The work will take place 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, ending Friday afternoon.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be working on State Route 82 (El Camino Real) this week through Friday.

Work will take place in both the northbound and southbound directions in Redwood City between Whipple Avenue and Harbor Boulevard between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Crews will be trenching to install conduits as part of the Smart Corridor Project that began in September, 2012.

This project will have additional closures as the project moves from Whipple Avenue in Redwood City to State Route 380 in San Bruno. Completion is anticipated by September, 2013.

Two lanes in each direction will remain open to traffic.

Motorists are advised to expect minor delays and to use alternate routes. Please also be alert for workers and “Slow for the Cone Zone.”


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Sarah October 10, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I'd say this headline is a little misleading. It is really construction through San Carlos as there isn't much Redwood City north of Whipple.
Jennifer van der Kleut October 10, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Sarah - thanks for the feedback, we'll add San Carlos to the headline.
Reality Check October 10, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Really a shame that Caltrans (I assume) just significantly reduced the pedestrian-friendliness of the Whipple/ECR intersection by removing the islands on the west side of ECR and moving the traffic lights back to the sidewalk areas. This removed areas of refuge for peds and made the effective crossing distances greater for those crossing ECR. Exact opposite of the whole idea behind Grand Boulevard Initiative <http://www.grandboulevard.net>. Dreadful. Hateful Caltrans will always make/widen everything into the biggest bike/ped-hostile traffic sewer possible, if allowed to do what it pleases. RWC needs to grow spine and stand up to Caltrans more in defense of ECR like Menlo Park and Burlingame have (both have had and won major battles over installing/preserving trees and such to keep ECR nice). Of course RWC needs to have a strong vision/plan for ECR and then defend it from Caltrans' cars-n-traffic über-alles tendencies.


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