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Oregon Expressway improvements being completed by the County of Santa Clara

Original post made by Stan Hutchings, Old Palo Alto, on Jul 18, 2013

[letter to City Council, Craig Petersen and Aaron Aknin regarding Web Link]

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm

SCCO is responsible from E Bayshore to Bryant.

Caltrans controls the El Camino Intersection.

Palo Alto manages Page Mill Road.

3 agencies. Good luck with that.

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Posted by Jim
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jul 20, 2013 at 9:29 am

Well, not quite. Acc. to what I've been told:.......
Santa Clara County controls two street lights at the El Camino/Page Mill intersection - but only the two with stoplights underneath. These two are chronically burned out and are now and have been for some time. Caltrans supposedly controls El Camino which is state highway 84. Many lights out. Then Palo Alto controls the Oregon Expressway from 101 to El Camino, and right now there are numerous lights out. Also Palo Alto controls Page Mill from El Camino to the 280 junction.
From what I've learned, Palo alto is also responsible for cutting down the weeds from Foothill to 280. ....which rarely happens. So it's an administrative mess. The exits and entrances from 101 to inbound PA streets are terrible. SanAntonio is filthy. So is Oregon. Caltrans cut down some weeds at Embarcadero but left some trash piled up - weeks ago.Who is 'minding the store'?

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