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RE: Tress on Hwy 101 Bewtween Train Trestle and Willow Road.

From: Quirion, Jesse T <"Quirion,>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 13:37:00 -0700

Julie,

When Kelly Park was improved a few years back we specifically designed the park lights so that they would only shine on the field and not into the neighborhoods, but I will have our team take a look to see if any of the lights have shifted and need to be adjusted. The latest games at Kelly Park end at 10:00pm and the field lights are set on times which automatically turn off at 10:15pm every night, again we will confirm that the timers are set correctly.

For maintenance and/or improvement requests along 101 please contact Caltrans directly through their only request portal: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/maint/msrsubmit/

Jesse T. Quirion
Director of Public Works
City of Menlo Park
E: jtquirion_at_(domainremoved)irion_at_(domainremoved)
P: 650-330-6744
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From: Julie Figliozzi [mailto:girlfig2u_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:30 PM
To: _CCIN
Subject: Tress on Hwy 101 Bewtween Train Trestle and Willow Road.

Dear City Council Members,

I live on the west side of Hwy 101, on Hedge Road, and my house borders the Hwy 101 sound wall. The most recent Hwy 101 construction on the Willow Road exit project removed all remaining highway landscaping behind my house. There used to be oak trees, but gradually they have been taken away, and now there is nothing. There seems to be room to replant trees, and I would like to request that Cal Trans do so. I would prefer trees that would block the lights from Kelly Park, and also the view of the new building being build on the east side of hwy 101 near the train trestle.

It's the Kelly Park lights that are particularly bothersome. They are quite bright, and unblocked by foliage. Sometimes the games in the summertime go on until 11:30 PM. The referee whistles, while a nice accent in the afternoons, are not so nice when heard late at night. Again, 11:30 is the latest we have heard them.

Thanks for listening, let me know if you can do anything to get some tall trees replanted. It seems that a mix or redwoods, cedars, and conifers would match well with other trees planted along the freeway a little further south, and make sense given the history of logging in the area. Hopefully the dense cedar foliage would block the light sufficiently. The eucalyptus on the east side of Hwy 101, next to Kelly Park, do nothing.

Best regards,

Julie Wong

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Received on Tue May 26 2015 - 13:33:21 PDT

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