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Update on Jefferson Avenue Lane Closures, Downtown Culvert Work

Redwood City, CA - September 15, 2003 - Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday September 16, the lane closures on Jefferson Avenue between Middlefield Road and Broadway will be changed from their current configuration – there will still be one lane in each direction, but both of those lanes will be on the west side of Jefferson. Appropriate signage and detours will be in place. Motorists are urged to consider alternate routes, use extra caution when driving in the area, and to be aware of detours, slow traffic, and construction equipment and crews. Pedestrians are also asked to exercise additional caution in the area. These lane closures are taking place as part of the City’s relocation of an underground storm water culvert.

As the storm water culvert relocation project nears completion, the new culvert must be connected with the existing culvert at the Broadway entrance to the Main Street parking lot (corner of Broadway and Wharf Street). On October 1, that entrance to the Main Street parking lot will be closed to allow for construction of that connection. Up to 15-20 parking spaces will be unavailable during this phase of work.

People wishing to use the Main Street parking lot should enter from Main Street, or consider using the Marshall Street garage. The alleyway entrance to the Main Street lot (on Jefferson, next to the post office) will be re-opened by mid-October. The Broadway entrance to the Main Street lot will be re-opened by the end of November. Pedestrians are advised that the crosswalk in front of the post office will remain closed for the duration of the garage/retail-cinema project construction.

September 16………Jefferson Avenue lanes move to the west side of Jefferson;
October 1……………Broadway entrance to the Main Street lot closes;
Mid-October…………Alleyway (next to post office) entrance to the Main Street lot re-opens;
End of November……Broadway entrance to the Main Street lot re-opens.

The City would like to thank drivers, pedestrians, and businesses in the affected area for their patience and understanding, and apologize for any inconvenience that may occur. This culvert relocation is necessary so that excavation of Redwood City’s underground garage, and ultimately the retail/cinema project, may take place.

Visit Redwood City’s website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

Contact: Brian Lee
Senior Civil Engineer


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