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The first new sidewalks are open and street light poles have been installed as part of the $25 project to make Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks safer and more of a draw for visitors and neighbors to local businesses, according to San Mateo County officials.

“With the new sidewalks open, this is the first opportunity for everyone to get a feel for what the finished project will look like,” said San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum, whose District 4 includes North Fair Oaks. “We have now crossed over from concept to reality.”

The project “calls for reconfiguring Middlefield between Pacific and Fifth avenues from four to three lanes: one travel lane in each direction with a center left turn lane,” the County said.

Additional work upcoming includes utility undergrounding, bike lanes, wider sidewalks, parallel parking and street features such as benches, trees and landscaping, streetlights, trash receptacles, street art and public spaces. The project also includes integration of “smart” technology to features such as street lights, digital signage, traffic monitoring and pedestrian analytics.

Businesses remain open during work hours.  The majority of the work is anticipated to be completed by December 2022.

To learn more and for a construction schedule, go here.

Photo courtesy of San Mateo County