Final Feasibility Study and Preferred Alignment

City Council approves preferred alignment in November 2013

A preferred bridge alignment for the US 101 overcrossing, referred to as Alternative 2A in the feasibility study, has been approved by the East Palo Alto City Council. The alignment starts at the intersection of Newell Road and West Bayshore Road; climbs southward adjacent to the highway sound wall; crosses over the highway (at a slight angle to avoid overhead utility impacts), and makes several curves before landing on the north side of Clarke Avenue. The project would include a new traffic signal at West Bayshore Road and Newell Road, as well as wider sidewalks and new bike lanes on Clarke Avenue. The project is not anticipated to require additional right-of-way.


Conceptual illustration of the preferred bridge concept, looking northwest from Clarke Avenue toward East Bayshore Road. The project would include pedestrian and bicycle enhancements on Clarke Avenue up to O’Conner Avenue, which provides direct access to the Ravenswood City School District multi-school campus and linkages to the San Francisco Bay Trail.


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