SAN JOSE – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors took another step toward reducing traffic congestion and improving pedestrian and bicycle safety at a major Palo Alto intersection.
In a unanimous decision at its August 17 meeting, the Board of Supervisors awarded a $1 million contract to Redgwick Construction Company to begin work at the intersection of Page Mill Road and Hanover Street.
“This project is designed to provide meaningful traffic congestion relief for people going to and from work, home, or school," said County Supervisor Joe Simitian, whose District Five includes Palo Alto. “The goal is simple: Help folks get where they want to go quicker, and as safely as possible.”
The project aims to open a second westbound left turn lane on Page Mill Road, re-phase the intersection to improve the flow of traffic, upgrade pedestrian pushbuttons to make them contactless and accessible for the blind, and install ADA-compliant ramps at the intersection crosswalks. Taken together, these improvements are intended to improve both safety and traffic flow.
Funding for the improvements on Page Mill Road will come from a combination of Measure B Expressway Funds and an agreement with the City of Palo Alto.
“This is great news for folks who live and work in Palo Alto,” said Tom DuBois, Mayor of Palo Alto. “The project will help relieve congestion through one of our heavily traveled roadways. Page Mill can use all the relief it can get.”
Construction on Page Mill Road at Hanover Street is slated to begin in early October and expected to last approximately four months.