Construction has officially begun in North Fair Oaks on the Middlefield Road Improvement Project.
The project will incorporate new traffic signal systems and streetlights, bicycle and pedestrian renovations, parallel parking, public WiFi, wider sidewalks for bench space, trees and landscaping, street art, bike racks, and trash receptacles, among other improvements, according to San Mateo County officials.
Slated for completion by winter of 2022, renovations will occur along Middlefield Road from south of Douglas Avenue to north of 6th Avenue, and will also include moving overhead utility lines underground, replacing sanitary sewer lines, and reconfiguring roadways to include 3 lanes: a travel lane in both directions and a center turn lane between Pacific and 5th Avenue, project planners say.
The project, initially approved in 2011 as part of the North Fair Oaks Community Plan, has a budget of $21,044,550 provided by San Mateo County Measure K funds for Road Improvement work. Construction work planned for the two-week period from Aug. 13 to Aug. 27 includes asphalt removal and excavation of dirt and materials for sewer mainline construction and setting up underground utility boxes.