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From: Nagaya, Nicole H <"Nagaya,>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 02:31:37 +0000

Hi Ms. Davis,

Thank you for your message and feedback on the traffic issues on Alpine Road. This morning, there were several unfortunate issues that combined to exacerbate the construction. A tree fell early this morning and blocked
the west bound lanes of Sand Hill Road, just west of the Santa Cruz Ave intersection. This created a back-up on northbound Alpine for vehicles turning west onto Sand Hill. The tree was cleared by about 8am this morning, but PG&E had been working all day at this same location to repair the electric lines and poles.

In conjunction, the City is working to install a traffic signal interconnect system on Sand Hill Road. As part of that work, a contractor was looking to locate one of the utilities in the Sand Hill Road/Santa Cruz Avenue intersection. The contractor closed a traffic lane that was previously not approved for closure. The City inspector on-site flagged this for Transportation staff and resolved it to alleviate the impact as quickly as possible.

If you’d like to find more information on the Sand Hill Signal Interconnect project, you can find it here:

I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

Thank you,

Nicole H. Nagaya, PE
Transportation Manager
City of Menlo Park

From: Janet Davis [mailto:jadjadjad_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:38 AM
To: _CCIN <councilmail_at_(domainremoved)ueller, Raymond <RDMueller_at_(domainremoved)
Cc: Don Horsley <dhorsley_at_(domainremoved)

Just in case I don't make it to your office hours on Friday, (because I will probably be marooned on Alpine Road) I am complaining about MP Public Works and MPPD for total incompetence/negligence. This morning it took 5 iterations of traffic lights and around 15 mins to get from Stowe Lane to Junipero Serra. Coming back the other way I could not get into my driveway because traffic was backed up all the way as far as I could see towards 280.
There is some kind of construction going on at the Sand Hill/Santa Cruz intersection. However, there are apparently no warning signs to alert the thousands of commuters to take another route. There was nothing in the Almanac or the other local papers. There is no MP police presence to take care of the utter chaos/road rage/vehicle violations. I saw no warning signs of upcoming construction prior to the lanes being blocked. There seems to have been no coordination with the San Mateo Public Works/Sheriff/OES or with the CHP. When a neighbor called the MPPD yesterday to ask why there was no police presence since there were multiple vehicle violations, they were basically told "Not our job."
Alpine Road is used by thousands of people every day and the very least that MP should have done is coordinate with the County to see that problems were minimized. This is a total screw up.
Received on Wed Apr 13 2016 - 19:36:54 PDT

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