Channel
Atherton Channel
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guard rail
New Guard Rail on Marsh Road

Atherton Channel


ATHERTON, August 12, 2016 – The construction to replace the damaged retaining walls of the Atherton Channel along Marsh Road between Middlefield Road and Fair Oaks Avenue is nearing completion and Marsh Road is scheduled to reopen to all traffic on Saturday August 13, 2016 at 5:30PM.

Construction to replace the Atherton Channel retaining walls paralleling Marsh Road between Middlefield Road  and Fair Oaks Avenue began on May 31 of this year.  The retaining wall supporting Marsh Road, which also forms one of the walls of Atherton Channel, was in need of repair. The repair of this infrastructure was vital to the health and safety of the community as otherwise the deterioration would have continued and a public safety issue would have resulted.  Environmental permitting requirements required the project construction take place between April 15 and October 15 and in order to provide the construction contractor a safe construction zone and efficient operations, Marsh Road had to be closed.  The Granite Construction team worked efficiently and went above and beyond to meet the strict schedule and limit the duration of traffic disruption.    

Mayor
Mayor Lewis
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“We know that the channel repair has had a significant impact on area wide traffic and in particular, the adjacent neighborhoods. We sincerely appreciate the patience and understanding from the community at large”, said Mayor Lewis, Town of Atherton.

Mayor Lewis
Mayor Lewis
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Features of the completed project also include:

  • Rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer trunk pipeline in Marsh Road
  • Installation of safety railing along the channel, and
  • Repaving of Marsh Road

The successful completion of this project would not have been possible without the coordination of the Town of Atherton, County of San Mateo, the cities of Menlo Park and Redwood, the Sheriff's office, the California Highway Patrol, the Atherton / Menlo Police Departments, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, West Valley Sanitary District and most importantly, the public. 

Press Contact
Name:  Theron Roschen, PE
Mobile:   916.842.1069

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