With work underway on Redwood City’s new Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center, residents of the Roosevelt neighborhood will start seeing some minor traffic disruptions.
Phase 1 of the two-year project, which broke ground in July 2021, includes several traffic calming measures and other road improvements including curb extensions, new traffic circles and median islands.
Road improvements associated with the project are intended to address the needs expressed by residents in community workshops, according to Alex Chan, an associate engineer in the city’s Community Development and Transportation Department.
Areas targeted for redevelopment include Madison Avenue at Hudson Street, Valota Road at Vera Avenue, Valota Road at Madison Avenue and Madison Avenue at Myrtle Street—intersections identified as major throughways to the new Memorial Building.
Construction began at Madison at Hudson on March 28 and is scheduled to reach completion by the end of June, according to Chan. The planned work includes building curb extensions at each of the four corners, installing a new traffic circle with a colorful pattern and adding landscaping on and around the intersection.
The intersection will be reduced to one thru-lane during daytime work hours until construction is complete.
Starting next week, two temporary traffic signals will be installed to manage the flow of two-way traffic through the single lane at night. Nighttime lane closures are expected to last approximately four weeks.
Phase 2, which includes traffic calming projects at Valota at Madison and Madison at Myrtle, isn’t expected to begin for another six months to a year and will also last approximately 90 days.