Marsh Road

Marsh Road Closure

Construction to replace the Atherton Channel walls and floor from Middlefield Road northerly to Fair Oaks Avenue will begin in mid-May.  The retaining wall supporting Marsh Road, which also forms one of the walls of Atherton Channel, is in need of repair. When the Channel is completed, a metal railing to prevent vehicles from driving into the Channel from Marsh Road will be installed.  

Due to safety requirements during construction, Marsh Road will be partially or completely closed.  A schedule of road closures and detours will be available soon.  Several public meetings to inform the public about traffic detours and impacts will be held.  

Join us at the Community Information Meeting to learn more about how the project construction will impact traffic and the surrounding community.
Wednesday May 4, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jennings Pavilion
150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton 

For more information about the project please visit


Deadline Extension

The deadline to submit an application for a town committee or commission has been extended to Friday, April 29, 2016.

To fill out an application you can click here or you can contact Judi Herren at or 650-752-0585

Find Upcoming and Past Meeting Agendas by visiting the Town's Archives Center.

Audit/Finance Committee -          3 vacancies - 2 year terms
Park & Recreation Committee -   3 vacancies - 4 year terms
Rail Committee -                          1 vacancy - No term expiration
Transportation Committee -         4 vacancies - 4 year terms
Planning Commission -                2 vacancies - 4 year terms


Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon

El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue

A Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon is being installed on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety while crossing El Camino Real (ECR).

At the six lane crossing of El Camino Real at Almedral Ave., the Town will be installing a relatively new concept for California in traffic technology. The pedestrian hybrid beacon is designed to stop vehicles at crosswalks and give pedestrians a controlled crossing through a series of steady and flashing yellow and red lights. The hybrid beacon will also provide access across El Camino Real for the Menlo Park Fire District Station located on Almendral Avenue.

For more information and directions on how to use the Beacon visit the Project Webpage.

Given the posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour and vehicle traffic exceeding 36,000 vehicles per day, the hybrid beacon will enhance pedestrian safety. It gives pedestrians and drivers plenty of forewarning. Additional intersections along El Camino Real will get Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons as part of a Caltrans pedestrian safety project in early 2017.

leak detection vehicle

PG&E Nighttime Leak Survey

PG&E will be deploying a state-of-the-art enhanced leak detection and repair team across San Mateo County for about two weeks starting Saturday, April 16. The team will survey portions of Atherton, Brisbane, Burlingame, El Granada, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Ladera, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Mateo, Stanford and Woodside.
A fact sheet on the program is can be found by clicking here.


Thank You!

If you haven't visited Open Town Hall to take our Earth Day and Budget Priorities Survey please do so now.

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Have a great weekend.

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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