News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
650-329-2607
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

1/7/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 01/07/2009
Subject :

Construction Begins on San Antonio Road
Contact : Kate Rooney, Public Works Engineering    650-617-3127
Palo Alto, CA – Construction will begin the week of January 12, 2009, on the San Antonio Road Street Tree Replacement, Median and Road Improvement Project. Tree removal and construction work will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to avoid peak commute hours. Traffic control measures will remain in effect for the duration of the project, with at least one lane open in each direction at all times. The project work, including street resurfacing, is expected to last through the fall.
 
The initial work phase, scheduled for the next four months, will include removal of existing street trees and their invasive surface roots, repair and replacement of deteriorating concrete curb and gutter, installation of an irrigation system and new, more sustainable street trees and plant material. 

The replacement trees will include non-invasive deciduous and evergreen canopy trees for the medians and a screening hedge on the frontage road median. This phase of the work will be followed by the repair and resurfacing of asphalt road surface scheduled for fall 2009. 

Visit http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/depts/pwd/projects/san_antonio_medians.asp  for more information about this capital improvement project. Community members can join the mailing list to receive updated information, ask questions and provide comments. In addition, periodic email updates via neighborhood associations are planned to keep the community informed during construction.



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