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Archived News Release from 2004

For Immediate Release

Temporary Road Closures, Lane Realignments, & Detours for Massive Concrete Pour at Underground Parking Garage Project Site

Redwood City, CA - June 7 , 2004 - With nearly 6,000 cubic yards of concrete going into the foundation of the new underground public parking garage, concrete trucks will be making over 600 round trips to the site within a single 16-hour period. To accommodate that many truck trips, a temporary road closure/detour plan will be implemented at midnight , Thursday, June 10th and will continue until 4 pm , Friday June 11th.

The City asks for the patience and understanding of motorists and downtown businesses as this huge concrete pour takes place. Motorists are also asked to exercise additional caution, and to be aware of trucks, equipment, and workers in the area. Appropriate signage will be in place directing motorists to the detours, and flyers will be distributed to downtown businesses and residents to help them cope with this temporary inconvenience.

Here is an overview of the necessary changes to traffic patterns during this concrete pour (click here for a spreadsheet version of the road closures description - PDF):

JEFFERSON AVENUE
Thursday midnight until Friday 7 am:
All lanes of Jefferson completely closed between Middlefield Road and Marshall Street

Friday 7 am - 4 pm:
One northbound lane of Jefferson re-opened
All southbound lanes of Jefferson remain closed

Friday 4 pm :
All lanes of Jefferson re-opened

BROADWAY
Thursday midnight until Friday 10 am
:
All lanes of Broadway completely closed between Hamilton and Jefferson

Friday 10 am - 4 pm:
Broadway re-opens from Hamilton to Middlefield
Broadway remains closed from Middlefield to Jefferson

Friday 4 pm:
All lanes of Broadway re-opened

There will be another concrete pour on or around June 18th, not requiring any significant lane closures or detours. On or around July 9th, a third concrete pour is scheduled to take place, requiring similar street closures and detours. Information on street conditions during the July pour will be made available once the final schedule is determined.

Anyone with Internet access can view the ongoing work on the underground garage via the City's new construction project webcam, by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/webcam. Information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government is also available at www.redwoodcity.org .

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Contact:
Brian Lee
Senior Civil Engineer
650-780-7380

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