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That terrible stretch of road on El Camino between Embarcadero and Stanford Mall

Original post made by A Car Driver, Menlo Park, on Feb 7, 2012

Everyday I drive on El Camino northbound between the crossroads at Embarcadero and Quarry Road at Stanford Mall. My tires get a beating every time. There is an especially sharp ridge just after the University Ave on ramp. Why is the road surface so poor on this stretch? Anyone know of any plans in the works to repair it in the near future.

Hate to be a whiner, but tires are expensive to replace.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Community Center
on Feb 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm

That stretch - and most of - El Camino is a state highway and is the responsibility of Caltrans. And you're correct, that segment is a mess and has been for years as is the adjacent landscaping. Call Sen. Simitian's office. Most people think it's Palo Alto's 'fault' - and PA should tell Caltrans to get it fixed.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm

You could always detour through Stanford! (I agree it is bad road surface).


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