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Redwood City Neighborhood Street Improvements Scheduled, August 1 - 4

Redwood City, CA - July 27, 2006 - As part of its ongoing roadway preventative maintenance program, the City of Redwood City is continuing its resurfacing projects on a number of neighborhood streets. This work will result in smoother, safer, improved roadways, but will cause some inconvenience to residents and motorists in these areas during the work.

Neighbors are being notified when work is scheduled in their specific areas, and are being provided with details about what work will take place, its duration, and information on how to help make it a problem-free construction project. The work is scheduled to begin on August 1st, and take four days to complete. Click here for the proposed schedule for the affected streets (schedule is subject to change due to unforseen circumstances).

The short-term inconvenience primarily consists of a requirement to keep cars off the street entirely during certain portions of the work, and to park cars off street for approximately two days after the work. It’s expected that during the main part of the work, streets will be reopened to traffic by 5:00 pm. This phase of the work includes spraying the street with an “emulsion binder” and applying gravel. Subsequently the remaining loose gravel will be swept.

Neighbors’ patience is most requested at this point in the project, and they are advised to drive slow and keep a further distance between cars. During this phase, the street will temporarily have the appearance of a gravel road, until the gravel is fully embedded into the emulsion binder. The final phase, which will occur at a later date to be scheduled, will consist of applying a final coating of a sand and oil mixture to “seal” the street. Appropriate notification of residents and placement of “No Parking” signage will take place on each of the streets.

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Saber Sarwary
Project Manager

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