Part of northbound Foothill Expwy to close tonight


Northbound Foothill Expressway between Hillview Avenue and Page Mill Road, including the bike lane, will be closed beginning today at 9 p.m. and remain closed until 5 a.m. on Monday, May 20.

This closure accommodates the next phase in PG&E's installation of a new gas pipeline segment under Matadero Creek, during which they will be backfilling and removing shoring for excavation pits dug under the creek.

"If all goes well, the line is expected to be hydrotested next week and then it will just be a matter of waiting for a 'tie-in' date when this segment can be connected up with the its 'parent' transmission line and put back into service," said Utilities Communication Manager Debra Katz.

Until the road reopens at 5 a.m. on Monday, May 20, drivers and bicyclists can take a detour up Hillview Avenue, crossing over to Page Mill Road along Deer Creek Road.

PG&E has been conducting night work (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.) along northbound Junipero Serra Boulevard -- also affecting the westbound lane of Page Mill Road -- since early May and is expected to continue to do so through June 3.


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Posted by driver
a resident of Midtown
on May 17, 2013 at 9:11 am

Is this closure both northbound and southbound?

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Posted by Eric Van Susteren
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on May 17, 2013 at 9:24 am

Eric Van Susteren is a registered user.

Hi driver,

The Utilities Department said the closure will be on the northbound side of Foothill Expressway. There may be delays going the other way, though. Thanks for pointing that out; it's been added to the story.

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Posted by Silly
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Duh! That's been closed since last weekend.

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