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Media Advisory: Public Invited to Groundbreaking for US 101 Broadway Interchange Project

Media Advisory: Public Invited to Groundbreaking for US 101 Broadway Interchange Project

WHAT:             

A ground breaking event to highlight the start of the reconstruction of the Broadway Interchange on U.S.

Highway 101 in Burlingame

WHO:              

Speakers representing the partners in the project

Emcee: San Mateo County Transportation Authority Chair Karyl Matsumoto

Caltrans District 4 Director Bijan Sartipi

San Mateo County Transportation Authority Board Member David Canepa

Burlingame Mayor Michael Brownrigg

Former Burlingame Mayor Rosalie O’Mahony

City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County Chair Mary Ann Nihart

WHERE:      

The event will be held at the foot of San Francisco Bay Trail, near the intersection of Old Bayshore Highway and Airport Boulevard, Burlingame.

Parking will be in the vacant lot in front of the sewage treatment plant on the east side of Airport Blvd., just past the entrance to Bayside Park.

WHEN:            

Tuesday, Sept. 16 – 1:00 p.m.  

WHY:   

The Broadway Interchange on U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame, originally constructed in1947, is the oldest interchange in San Mateo County. Although the interchange was rebuilt in 1971, and seismically retrofitted in the 1980s, the awkward and complex configuration made traffic circulation difficult for residents and confusing for visitors.

The project will remove the existing four-lane overcrossing and construct a new seven-lane overcrossing approximately 170 feet north of the existing structure. Broadway will be realigned to extend straight across US 101 from the Broadway and Rollins Road intersection on the west to the Old Bayshore Highway and Airport Boulevard intersection on the east. 

The on- and off-ramps will be replaced and ramp metering lights will be installed. The pedestrian crossing south of Broadway will remain and there will be additional pedestrian and bicycle improvements at the new interchange

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