Commuters have been facing headaches and delays Tuesday, June 30, on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto due to emergency roadwork, according to the Palo Alto Police Department.
In addition to ongoing San Francisquito Creek Bridge reconstruction, Caltrans has today been repairing a manhole on Highway 101. The emergency work forced the closure of an additional lane, which will remain closed until at least 4 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Northbound East Bayshore between San Antonio and Embarcadero roads is also backed up as well as some of the surrounding side streets. Backups will likely grow during peak commute hours, police said.
Police recommend that commuters avoid the "exceptionally heavy" traffic in the Highway 101 area, including the interchanges at University Avenue, Oregon Expressway and Embarcadero Road Tuesday, and if possible, until after the emergency roadwork is finished.