By: Angela Obeso
The Willow-101 interchange project recently added two temporary traffic signals and changed the lane layout at each of the ramp locations for the next phase of construction
. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, City Council directed staff to install “No Thru Traffic” signs throughout the neighborhood to address the additional traffic that the neighborhood is experiencing. The next day City staff installed a number of yellow advisory signs that were already on hand at key entry points to the neighborhood. White regulatory signs have been ordered and will be installed shortly. The “No Thru Traffic” signs are intended to discourage cut-through traffic. Electronic signs will also be added at Middlefield Road near Willow Road and along Bayfront Expressway to advise drivers of the construction and encourage them to use alternate routes.
In the interchange, new pavement paint and additional signs will be added in the next week to help clarify the temporary changes and better direct traffic during construction. The traffic signals along Willow Road from Durham Street to Newbridge Street will also be coordinated so that the traffic can flow through the interchange more smoothly.
City staff is in the process of looking at other options for City Council to consider at an upcoming meeting. Comments on options to consider and feedback on locations of the “No Thru Traffic” signs can be shared with the Transportation Division at email@example.com
. For more information about the Willow-101 Interchange project and construction updates, please visit the project webpage