Drivers should expect delays at the intersection of Middlefield and San Antonio Road Monday, as the City of Palo Alto begins to add a left-turn lane onto San Antonio Road.
“Right now there’s only one,” said Elizabeth Ames, senior engineer in Palo Alto’s Public Works department.
The City’s Public Works department will be closing a lane on Middlefield Road starting at 9 a.m.
“When you’re going from Mountain View to Palo Alto, it’s going to be the right hand lane closest to the curb,” Ames said.
The city will also be closing a lane on southbound San Antonio Road to make a safe work zone for construction workers. These lane closures are part of the San Antonio Landscape, Median & Road Improvement Project, which began in November 2011.
The intention of the project is to "provide a long term solution that will prevent problems associated with tree roots, improved road surface for vehicular and bicycle travel, reduce costly on-going road repairs and provide an aesthetic median planting to complete the San Antonio corridor,” according to the City of Palo Alto’s project website.
Lanes are expected to reopen at 4 p.m. every day through the duration of the project. Crews expect to be working on the intersection through September.