Long-planned congestion relief project seeks big funding boost

Long-planned congestion relief project seeks big funding boost

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The city of Redwood City aims to apply for $20 million in funding for a long-planned project aiming to reconstruct the traffic-congested interchange at Woodside Road (State Route 84) and U.S. Highway 101.

At tonight’s meeting, The City of Redwood City’s council is scheduled to vote on whether to move forward with an application to the San Mateo County Transportation Authority for the Measure A Highway Program funds. The money would help pay for the cost to acquire rights-of-way and keep the project on schedule.

Following the lengthy design and right of way acquisition and engineering process, construction on the project is expected to run from 2020 to 2023.

“The purpose of the project is to relieve existing and future traffic congestion, and to improve traffic safety and vehicular access to and from Route 101 and SR 84 (Woodside Road),” according to the city’s project description. “The project proposes to modify the on- and off-ramp configuration at the interchange and adjacent local intersections to improve traffic flow, increase safety, and better accommodate pedestrian and bicycle access across Route 101.”