Overnight lane closures originally scheduled for Thursday through Sunday as part of construction related to a new pedestrian and bike bridge that will cross over U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto have been pushed back until further notice.
The delay is in part "the result of a technical transport/permitting issue," the city said in a press release Wednesday.
All of the work was weather dependent. While seasonably cool and mostly dry conditions will persist through midweek, a series of fast-moving weather systems will bring periods of precipitation to the region beginning Thursday late afternoon and continuing into early next week, according to the National Weather Service.
The city planned to close West Bayshore Road from Thursday night to early Friday morning and again on Friday night through early Saturday morning to install steel sections that are each about 100 feet long and weigh 66,000 pounds.
Caltrans intended to implement a full closure of U.S. Highway 101 this weekend. The northbound and southbound sides of the highway were scheduled to be closed between San Antonio and Embarcadero roads from Saturday night into early Sunday. Caltrans crews planned to start reducing lanes at 8 p.m., Saturday, and completely close all lanes Sunday from 1:30 a.m. to 6 a.m.
During that time, crews were scheduled to safely erect the final steel segment for the overcrossing, which is 107 feet long and 71,000 pounds.
The overcrossing at Adobe Creek will replace the existing seasonal Benjamin Lefkowitz Underpass that has to close seasonally due to flooding. For more information about the overcrossing project, visit cityofpaloalto.org.