Archived News Release from 2006
For Immediate Release
Update on Downtown “Streetscape” Improvements ~ Detours & Street Closures Scheduled
Redwood City, CA - January 26, 2006 - The remodeling of Redwood City’s downtown “streetscape” continues with the next stage of street and sidewalk enhancements! The City announces the next three phases of streetscape construction, downtown detours, and road closures to accommodate continuing improvements to streets and sidewalks:
Phase 1 – Starting on Monday January 30th Broadway between Redwood Creek Crossing and Jefferson Avenue will be reduced to a single lane, permitting cars to drive in the westerly direction only (toward Jefferson). This will last for an estimated three weeks.
Phase 2 – Beginning in late February, the east side of the Broadway/Jefferson intersection will be closed to vehicles for one week. During this week no vehicles may turn onto Broadway from Jefferson. At the same time, Broadway will be entirely closed to vehicular traffic between Jefferson and Redwood Creek Crossing, and two lanes of Jefferson (on the east side of the street) between Broadway and Middlefield will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic - cars will be directed to the west side of the street on the two remaining lanes.
During this phase, the Jefferson entrance to the Main Street/City Hall parking lot between the Post Office and City Hall will be temporarily closed (parking lot will remain open).
This phase will last approximately one week.
Phase 3 – Starting by early March, vehicular traffic on Jefferson will be moved to the east side of the street, again leaving two remaining lanes to accommodate two-way traffic. This phase is expected to last up to four weeks. During phases 2 and 3, no parking will be permitted along Jefferson between Middlefield and Marshall.
Pedestrian access to the businesses in this area will be maintained – businesses are open and accessible, and clear, easy access will be provided in order to minimize the impact to downtown businesses as we work to make these dramatic improvements.
The City would like to thank motorists, pedestrians, and especially the businesses in the affected area for their patience and understanding, and apologizes for this inconvenience. These temporary lane reductions and street closures are necessary to minimize the overall construction time and impact. This short-term inconvenience will lead to the entire community’s enjoyment of the new streetscape including artistic new sidewalk and street pavers, new high-quality planter boxes, new street trees, and many other beautiful design details. All scheduling is subject to change due to weather or other circumstances, and the City will keep the downtown community informed of any new schedule information.
More information on the Downtown Renaissance is available at www.redwoodcity.org. The City has installed a 24-hour phone message line for people to leave their questions and comments about Downtown projects – the Question Line number is 650-780-7563. Staff will check messages daily and respond as needed.
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Senior Civil Engineer