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Archived News Release from 2009

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Neighborhood Street Improvements Scheduled to Begin in August

Redwood City, CA - July 28, 2009 - As part of its roadway preventative maintenance program, Redwood City is implementing resurfacing projects on a number of neighborhood streets. This will provide smoother, safer, improved roadways, but will cause some inconvenience to residents and motorists in these areas during the work. The work is scheduled to begin in mid-August, and will be completed in six-to-eight weeks. The project generally focuses on streets on the eastern side of Redwood City, from the Friendly Acres area in the south to the Centennial area in the north.

Neighbors are being notified of scheduling and details of the work, and appropriate “No Parking” signage will be installed. Below is the list of streets scheduled for this work. The short-term inconvenience consists of a requirement to keep cars off the street during certain portions of the work, and to park cars off the street for approximately two days after the work.

The City will take all reasonable measures to minimize the impact of construction activity in neighborhoods, though some inconvenience is unavoidable. Motorists should expect periodic lane closures, detours, some dust, and temporary parking restrictions during construction.  All roadway users are asked to be particularly cautious during construction.

Overall work hours will be 7:30 am until 4 pm. Normally, during the main part of the work, streets will be reopened to traffic by 5 pm. However, streets may be closed later if necessary to allow the new surfacing to fully “cure.”

In general, the process for resurfacing a roadway involves three phases:

  • Prep Work – repair failed areas and low spots, seal large cracks with filler material, and remove weeds;
  • Chip Seal – spraying the street with an “emulsion binder” and then spreading gravel over the surface temporarily giving the appearance of a gravel road until the gravel is embedded into the emulsion binder. Neighbors’ patience is most requested at this point in the project, during which their streets will have a temporary “unfinished” look, and they are advised to drive slow and keep a greater-than-usual distance between cars.
  • Slurry Seal – after the gravel has been compacted by traffic use, loose material will be swept up, and a final coating of a sand and oil mixture will be applied to “seal” the street. Until the seal is dry, neighbors are cautioned to keep cars, children, and pets from coming into contact with the roadway, as the seal material is very difficult to remove from rugs, clothing, etc.

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Contact:
Saber Sarwary
Project Manager
650-780-7370 


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Redwood City Neighborhood Street Improvements Scheduled to Begin in August

  • 6th Avenue from Bay Road to Page Street
  • 7th Avenue from Bay Road to Page Street
  • 8th Avenue from Bay Road to Hoover Street
  • Belle Avenue from Hoover Street to Rolison Road
  • 10th Avenue from Bay Road to Hoover Street
  • Haven Avenue from Bay Road to Rolison Road
  • Rose Avenue from Bay Road to Page Street
  • 15th Avenue from Florence Street to Hoover Street
  • 16th Avenue from Page Street to Hoover Street
  • Annette Avenue from Hoover Street to Rolison Road
  • 17th Avenue from Florence Street to Hoover Street
  • 18th Avenue from Hoover Street to end of 18th
  • Wayne Court East from 17th Avenue to end of Wayne
  • Wayne Court from 17th Avenue to end of Wayne
  • St. Mary’s Place from Florence Street to end of St. Mary’s
  • Delmar Court from 15th Avenue to end of Delmar
  • Odessa Court from 15th Avenue to end of Odessa
  • Friendly Court from 15th Avenue to end of Friendly
  • Michael Drive from 10th Avenue to Haven Avenue
  • Yarnall Place from Hoover Street to end of Yarnall
  • Jones Court from 10th Avenue to both cul-de-sacs
  • Dodge Drive from 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue
  • Page Street from 10th Avenue to Marsh Road
  • Hoover Street from 5th Avenue to Marsh Road
  • Rolison Road from 5th Avenue to Marsh Road
  • Marsh Road from 1183 Marsh Road to Rolison Road
  • Arguello Street from Whipple Avenue to south of D Street
  • Convention Way from Veterans Boulevard to Main Street
  • Price Avenue from Convention Way to Brewster Avenue
  • Brewster Avenue from Veterans Boulevard to Main Street
  • Main Street from Veterans Boulevard to Convention Way
  • Walnut Street from Veterans Boulevard to end of Walnut
  • Maple Street from Veterans Boulevard to U.S. 101 Overpass
  • Oddstad Drive from Maple Street to end of Oddstad
  • Hansen Way from Veterans Boulevard to Oddstad Drive
  • Vera Avenue from Windsor Way to Valota Road
  • Vera Avenue from King Street to El Camino Real



 

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