Caltrans crews today will break ground on a project to build auxiliary lanes along a three-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.
The new auxiliary lanes will be built along north and southbound Highway 101 between Marsh Road in Menlo Park and University Avenue in East Palo Alto, Caltrans spokesman Bob Haus said.
The project, which is scheduled to be completed at the end of summer 2012, includes replacing a pedestrian overcrossing at Ringwood Avenue, Haus said. Caltrans will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the project at 9 a.m. at 190 Independence Drive in Menlo Park.
Caltrans District 4 director Bijan Sartipi, San Mateo County Transportation Authority chairwoman Roseanne Foust and Metropolitan Transportation Commission chairwoman Adrienne Tissier are among the local officials expected to attend.