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Archived News Release from 2011

For Immediate Release

More Redwood City Neighborhood Street Improvements Scheduled to Begin in July

Redwood City, CA - July 2, 2011 - In addition to last week’s announced grant-funded resurfacing project coming up on Veterans Boulevard and East Bayshore Road, the City is proceeding with other roadway improvements on various neighborhood streets, as part of its roadway preventative maintenance program. While this will improve the condition and extend the life of the roadways, the work will cause some inconvenience to residents and motorists in these areas during the work. 

The list of streets scheduled for improvement is at the end of this news release. Work is expected to last from mid-July through September.

Neighbors are being notified of specific scheduling and details of the work, and appropriate “No Parking” signage is being installed. The short-term inconvenience consists of a requirement to keep cars off the street during certain portions of 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. If possible, motorists should use alternate routes during the work in order to avoid delays.

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

In general, the process for this resurfacing project will involve two phases, Prep Work, and Slurry Seal or Overlay:

  • Prep Work – repair failed areas and low spots, seal large cracks with filler material, and remove weeds.  Streets in good condition may not have any prep work;
  • Slurry Seal – (pending City Council approval on July 11th, 2011) a final coating of a thin sand and oil mixture will be applied to “seal” the street. Smaller local streets may be closed entirely for up to four hours after the seal is applied.  Until that 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.
  • Overlay – a two inch layer of new asphalt will be placed on top of the existing surface.  Until the asphalt has cooled, traffic controls will be in place to direct vehicles around the new asphalt.  Drivers are asked to proceed carefully and look for signs to direct traffic.

The City thanks residents and motorists for their patience as we work to improve Redwood City’s roadways, and apologizes in advance for any inconvenience. Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at



2011 Neighborhood Street Improvements – July Through September

Slurry Seal streets (pending City Council approval):
Blomquist Street from Maple to Seaport
Broadway from Hopkins to El Camino Real
Broadway from Woodside to Charter
Canyon Road (off-street parking areas only)
Charter Street from Middlefield to Broadway
Chesapeake Drive from Seaport to Saginaw
Galveston Drive from Pendescot to Chesapeake
Hudson Street from Whipple to Woodside
James Avenue from St. Francis to Sequoia Station
Maple Street from U.S. 101 to Blomquist
Marlin Court from end to end
Marlin Drive from Marlin Court to Redwood Shores Parkway
Marshall Street from Arguello to Main
Middlefield Road from Woodside to Pacific
Pendescot Drive from Saginaw to the cul-de-sac
Redwood Avenue from Fairview to Hudson
Saginaw Drive from Chesapeake to the cul-de-sac
Seaport Boulevard from U.S. 101 to Seaport Court
Seaport Boulevard (2-lane section) from Seaport Court to the end
Seaport Boulevard (4-lane section) from Seaport Court to Pacific Shores Center
Valota Road from Jefferson to Woodside

Overlay streets:
Broadway from Chestnut to Woodside
Connecticut Drive from Carson to Massachusetts
East Bayshore Boulevard from Whipple to Bair Island Road
Kentfield Avenue from Redwood to Woodside
Laurel Street from El Camino Real to Hancock
McGarvey Avenue from Farm Hill to Roosevelt
Westgate Street from Hopkins to Alameda de las Pulgas


Kevin Fehr
Project Engineer


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