In anticipation of the fall 2016 opening of the newly remodeled Laurel Upper School at 275 Elliott Drive, the City will be improving pedestrian and bicycle facilities for the future students and their families traveling on Menalto Ave, O’Connor St, and other surrounding streets.
Current project status
Consistent with the City’s Bicycle Plan and the Menlo Park City School District’s effort to promote safe alternative modes of transportation, the City will implement the following improvements near the school site this year:
Develop a detailed construction schedule with construction expected to commence in Summer/Fall of 2016.
In 2014, the Menlo Park City School District decided to make changes to the existing Laurel School located at 95 Edge Road due to continuous student enrollment growth. The school currently serves students in grades K-4.
Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, the District will convert the existing Laurel School to a Lower Campus and serve students in grades K-2. Furthermore, the District will occupy the existing empty O'Connor site on Elliott Drive as the new Laurel Upper School campus and serve students in grades 3-5.
In association with the opening of the Laurel Upper School campus, the City of Menlo Park and the City of East Palo Alto applied and received grant funds to provide additional sidewalk, crosswalk, bicycle marking, and signage enhancements.