January 23, 2004  


Sand Hill Roadway Improvement Project Explained

By Emily Ball

Andy Coe (Director of Community Relations, Stanford University) and Jim Inglis (Manager of Design and Construction, Stanford Management Company) came to SLAC in December to present the latest information on the Sand Hill Road Menlo Park Roadway Improvement Project. The project includes many initiatives to be carried out over the next two years. There is a possibility that work will be delayed by a year, starting Phase One in 2005. If all goes according to plan, the project schedule follows.


Pre-construction Activities, Clearing & Utility Work (Jan – Apr) Phase One Roadway Construction (Apr – Nov) Sand Hill Road widening, golf course reconfiguration and parallel bridge construction (four lanes from I-280 to Stanford Shopping Center) Alpine Road/Junipero Serra (interim intersection) improvements


Pre-construction Activities, Clearing and Utility Work (Jan – Apr) Phase Two Roadway Construction (Apr – Nov) Santa Cruz Ave widening (closed between Sand Hill Road & Junipero Serra Blvd) Complete Intersections: Junipero Serra Blvd/Alpine Rd/Santa Cruz Ave & Sand Hill Road/Santa Cruz Ave

The work on affected intersections will include extended bike lanes, additional dedicated left-turn lanes, and improved pedestrian crossings. Stanford University is not only funding the project, but also giving up significant real estate to make room for expanded roadways.

Stanford University intends to minimize disruption and inconvenience during construction, and to be responsive to issues as they arise. For more information call the Project Information Hotline (650-306-0350). In the future, periodic updates will be posted at: http://www.stanfordmanage.org


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Last update Friday January 30, 2004 by Kathy B