Traffic Expected on El Camino Real Due to Drainage Project

The storm damaged repair project, which will take place on a 13.7 mile stretch in Burlingame, begins Feb. 25.

Weather permitting, Caltrans will begin a drainage project on El Camino Real in Burlingame on Feb. 25.

This storm damaged repair project will upgrade two existing drainage inlets with eight new inlets in the southbound direction at post mile 13.7 between the intersection of Oak Grove Avenue and Floribunda Avenue in Burlingame.

Construction is expected to take 30 working days, depending on weather, according to Gidget Navarro, an information Officer for Caltrans Public Affairs.

Crews will be closing the southbound far right lane, which will be diverted over to the center traffic lane. This lane will remain open at all time.

Traffic control will be in effect during construction. Crews will begin work as early as 8 a.m., and continue working until 4 p.m.

The new drainage system will connect into an existing culvert, and help alleviate any future flooding within the location.  

Tree protection will be installed to protect the eucalyptus trees along the property. A six- foot chainlink fence will be replaced adjacent to the sidewalk over the existing culvert at final construction.

Motorists are advised to expect minor delays and to use alternate routes, according to Navorro. Drivers should also watch out for workers and go “Slow for the Cone Zone.”


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Joan M February 21, 2013 at 06:43 PM
13 miles?
Dawn Hoover February 21, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Joan, my question also! Must be a typo.
Valerie February 21, 2013 at 08:45 PM
hmmm, maybe it is 13.7 miles of pipe for two existing drainage inlets with eight new inlets
Laura Dudnick February 21, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Sorry about the error everyone, the article has been fixed to read "post mile 13.7."


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