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West Bayshore Road to close Tuesday to Wednesday

Work on the San Francisquito Creek Bridge to cause noise, potential delays

Part of West Bayshore Road will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday while Caltrans contractors remove temporary bridgework from beneath the deck of the recently constructed bridge over San Francisquito Creek, according to the City of Palo Alto.

West Bayshore will be closed between Channing Avenue in Palo Alto and Woodland Avenue in East Palo Alto from 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Nearby residents should expect normal construction noise levels from back-up alarms, equipment engines and workers talking, but no loud noises are expected, according to a City of Palo Alto press release.

Workers have been constructing a new bridge under U.S. Highway 101 that will improve the creek flow during future rainy seasons as water travels to San Francisco Bay.

The construction is part of a project to reduce upstream flooding during heavy storms, according to officials from the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority.

Since the last flooding, in December 2012, additional berms and flood walls have been erected in Palo Alto at the Pope-Chaucer Bridge and in East Palo Alto along Woodland Avenue to reduce the chances of the creek overflowing.

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— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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