A segment of California Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic from Tuesday to Thursday as work crews reconstruct the section of the road between the sidewalk and the median island.
During construction, traffic heading east will be detoured to Cambridge and Sherman avenues, according to an announcement from the city. The section that will be closed is between Birch Street and Park Boulevard.
The commercial strip, often referred to as Palo Alto's "second downtown," is undergoing a major renovation that includes widening of sidewalks, reduction of lanes from four to two, new street furniture and new public plazas. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
In addition to the road reconstruction, workers are also scheduled to install new curbs and gutters this week on the south side of California Street, between Park and Birch. Crews will also be rebuilding sidewalks on this segment, as well as on the north side of the street between Ash Street and El Camino Real.
Work will remain limited to between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., with a quiet period between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Traffic flow will be limited to a single lane in each direction, with the exception of the closed segment between Park and Birch. Bus stops will also be moved to accommodate the construction.