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Archived News Release from 2010

For Immediate Release

El Camino Real Construction Work Reaches Substantial Completion

Redwood City, CA - June 22, 2010 – Since last November, a great deal of construction has been taking place on El Camino Real in Redwood City, between Broadway and Brewster. Now, the City is happy to announce that the project is substantially completed. This project is Redwood City’s first step in the regional collaborative effort involving 19 cities and two counties to transform El Camino Real into a “Grand Boulevard” for the length of the peninsula.

Over 700 feet of new water main, storm drains, and electrical lines, have been installed and are in service. The median island has been built with about 1,000 new plants installed between the nine new median trees. Twenty more trees have been planted in the new, wider sidewalks and corner bulb-outs. Nine new streetlights have been put up, along with eight benches. The final overlay of asphalt has been laid down, with bright new traffic striping installed. Also, all temporary turn restrictions have been removed.

All that’s left to do, from now through the end of June, is small finishing touches including general cleaning, patching, painting, debris removal, and installing trash cans and signs. The impact to traffic and local businesses is over, and there will be no more lane realignments or major disruptions. 

The City thanks the community for their patience during this work to create a section of “Grand Boulevard.” The improvements will greatly enhance and beautify this section of El Camino Real, making it more inviting and appealing to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Particular thanks are due to the local businesses, for their extraordinary patience, and especially for their understanding about the delay in completion which was largely due to the heavy rains in December and January.

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Saber Sarwary
Project Manager


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