The Adobe Creek undercrossing has re-opened for bicycle and pedestrian traffic, two days ahead of its slated April 15 opening. Palo Alto Public Works usually closes the undercrossing during the winter due to silt and debris build-up during the rainy season.
“Crews this week removed a record amount of silt and debris due to all the rain we received so far this year,” said says Steve Banks, Public Works Manager of Maintenance Operations.
Plans are in the works to replace the flood-prone undercrossing starting in 2019. The aim is to have a new, year-round bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing over Highway 101 at Adobe Creek near the City's southern border with Mountain View. Not only would it help better link growing technology and research-based job centers with regional trails and bicycle facilities, but it would also improve access to recreation opportunities like the Baylands.
It is expected to be completed in 2020. Click here to read more about the project.