Updates

April 26, 2022

The 60% complete plans were recently completed and reviewed by the Department.

The attached link provides Project information and the 60% design plans, please click HERE to download.

The information being provided is for general informational purposes only and the Project Plans are not approved for construction. Any questions or comments regarding the plans can be sent to DPW_santacruzalameda@smcgov.org.

November 1, 2021

Preliminary Design for the Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas Improvement Project has begun.


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Location

Along Santa Cruz Avenue from Sand Hill Road to Alameda de las Pulgas, along Alameda de las Pulgas between Santa Cruz Avenue and Sharon Road, and Santa Cruz Ave between Alameda de las Pulgas and Sharon Road.
West Menlo Park, CA

Map of the Santa Cruz Avenue Corridor
About the Project

The Santa Cruz Ave/Alameda de las Pulgas Corridor Improvement Study project will evaluate possible roadway configuration alternatives along Santa Cruz Avenue from Sand Hill Road to Alameda de las Pulgas, along Alameda de las Pulgas between Santa Cruz Avenue and Sharon Road, and Santa Cruz Avenue from Alameda de las Pulgas to Sharon Road, to determine what safety and connectivity improvements can be achieved for bicycles, pedestrians, and vehicles. The project is led by the County of San Mateo Public Works Department in collaboration with the City of Menlo Park. The County has retained a consultant, Kimley-Horn, to perform the technical analysis and identify feasible solutions.

Next Steps

The consultant gathered additional vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian count information during the early part of May 2017 to ensure the data included school traffic. June through July 2017, the consultant will analyze this data, previous planning studies, existing conditions, and collision history to identify roadway improvement opportunities. This analysis will be used to begin developing a variety of possible improvements that could be applied to the corridor. As part of the identification of improvements, the consultant will identify the trade-offs associated with each of those improvements for all corridor users. A range of feasible improvements and their trade-offs will be presented to the public on August 28, 2017, at a community meeting. Attendees will have an opportunity to weigh in on the range of potential improvement alternatives and share their preferences for the various alternatives. During the summer of 2018, the Task Force released a questionnaire to all users of this corridor to collect these preferences. Results of the questionnaire and executive summary are listed on the link to the questionnaire and in an executive summary for information only.

This information will be used to develop a recommended corridor improvement plan. An additional community meeting will be held at the end of 2019 to review the refined proposed improvements.

Summer 2019 Pilot Project - still in place.

January 30, 2020 - public meeting to discuss potential alternatives for corridor improvements.

January 31, 2020 thru February 24, 2020 - online survey to select preferences - open to the public

Background

The Santa Cruz Ave/Alameda de las Pulgas Corridor Improvement Study was developed in response to input received at a community meeting held on January 23, 2017. The Board of Supervisors approved $78,000 in funding for this project at their regularly scheduled meeting on April 25, 2017.

The contractor/consultant was approved through a competitive bid process for on call services. Seven Traffic Engineering firms competed for the Public Works Department's on-call services contract and Kimley Horn was one of three chosen through the process. Of the three, Kimley Horn has extensive knowledge of this particular corridor through work performed in the immediate area, including Alpine Road, Page Mill Road at 280 and Sand Hill Road. They were chosen as the most logical firm to lead a study effort at this location, given their extensive knowledge of the corridor.

October 26, 2017 the Task Force began monthly meetings with DPW. The Task Force will be asked to review and evaluate conceptual plans to be included in the master plan for safety improvements in this corridor. Final results will be presented to the public for review and comment (tentatively in the Fall of 2019). Meanwhile, installation of reduced speed limits, radar feedback signs, placement of sharrows and other near term road improvement projects are currently underway.

January 30, 2020 public meeting was held at Las Lomitas School to present 4 alternative proposals for this corridor. The public is invited to take the survey on the link above. Task Force members will reconvene after the survey closes to select the preferred alternative prior to going to the Board of Supervisors for approval.

Action Item Minutes of the meetings are available for viewing below. Materials presented at the meetings are also attached. Please note that the presentations attached here are for reference and represent the views of some of the stakeholders but do not represent the views of all the Task Force members.