A "concrete rehabilitation" project along Alma Street in south Palo Alto will begin Monday (Aug. 9), funded by a $209,000 federal stimulus grant -- resulting in weekday traffic slowdowns in sections of the northbound lanes.
The work will continue in sections until mid-October, city officials announced Tuesday afternoon.
The first phase will install new curbs and gutters from Alma Plaza to Colorado Avenue, including repair of driveways and sidewalks, according the Linda Clerkson, communications manager for the city.
Street corners will have new concrete curb ramps installed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, she said.
Starting Aug. 16, the right, northbound lane will have overnight closures in 500-foot sections. A different section will be closed each Monday at 9 a.m. and remain closed until Friday at 4 p.m. The closures are for safety reasons and to prevent cars from driving on the new concrete curbs and gutters along the narrow lane, Clerkson said.
Closures will start at El Verano Avenue and move north to Colorado Avenue. All lanes will be open during weekends, she said.
People with questions may call Public Works Engineering at 650-329-2501 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project is officially called the City of Palo Alto's Alma Street Concrete Rehabilitation Project, with funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.