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RE: City of Menlo Park case number 20159

From: Quirion, Jesse T <"Quirion,>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:37:21 -0700


Thank you for bringing to our attention a suggestion that we can implement to better inform drivers of the operations of the intersection.

In speaking with Rene Baile he has confirmed to me that he has placed the order for the new sign that will provide additional information at the intersection. The existing configuration of the intersection meets all applicable standards and regulations, therefore we will install the sign that you suggested, however it is not required and therefore will not be a rush order or installation.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Jesse T. Quirion
Director of Public Works
City of Menlo Park
E: jtquirion_at_(domainremoved)opark.org>
P: 650-330-6744

From: dnahom [mailto:dnahom_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2015 11:09 AM
To: Baile, Renato C
Cc: _CCIN; McIntyre, Alex D
Subject: Re: City of Menlo Park case number 20159

Dear Baile,
There is currently the same existing sign reflecting only furthest right lane turns right.
There is a liability issue if there should be a collision.
This sign should be removed ASAP, as it is misleading.

This is unacceptable that when the decision to make the current changes, safely hazards were not put into place, such as having a sign ready to be put up.
Isn't there a Planning/Safety Committee for these kind if logistics?
Ordering signs and planning the lead time for arrival and installation is part of someone's job and someone has dropped the ball.
People who uses the road and their safety have not been put into any consideration.

One other issue:
1) same corner, two turning right lanes on Willow merge, so many cars do not merge prior to the solid white lane, many often doing so near the intersection of Blackburn.
Either the solid white line need to be extended if there is not enough time to merge or there should be a traffic officer monitoring this corner.

Bottom line: There are more cars on the road, this City needs to be more diligent and do their jobs.

On Jul 13, 2015, at 8:15 AM, Rene Baile <MenloParkDirectConnect_at_(domainremoved)
Dear Hom,

We will be ordering the sign to show lane designations for northbound Middlefield Road at Willow Road to address your traffic safety concern. Currently, the timeline for the installation is unknown contingent on the scheduled delivery of this sign.


Rene C. Baile, P.E.
Transportation Engineer
City of Menlo Park
(650) 330-6775

Original Request
Northbound Middlefield by Willow Road: since the construction and new "No right turn on red", missing is the sign that indicates the middle (as well as goes straight) and far right lanes turn right. Missed getting side swiped several times, even when I signaled.

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