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Main and First intersection to open next week

Photo Courtesy Of City Of Los Altos The city's plan for downtown construction (1) open the intersection at Main and First streets Sept. 26 (2) open First Street to one-way traffic Oct. 31 (3) open sidewalk area during construction and (A-E) alphabetical sequence of sidewalks scheduled to reopen as the project progresses.

The city of Los Altos has released tentative completion dates for its First Street construction project. Meanwhile, specific plans for renovating the Safeway on First are scheduled for public airing Oct. 5.

City officials anticipate reopening the intersection of Main and First streets to auto traffic Sept. 26. Beverly Tucker, project communications liaison for the city, said the intersection would feature four-way stop signs until traffic signals are installed.

During sidewalk construction, scheduled to begin Oct. 31, traffic along First between Main and State streets will be one-way only. During the work, the Central Parking Plaza side of First will serve as a sidewalk, with the other side of the street open to one-way traffic.

Tucker noted there have been delays due to unexpected difficulties in the construction process, but said expanded work hours made up for lost time.

For more information, visit www.firststreelosaltos.org.

On the Safeway front, the city has tentatively scheduled discussion of the market’s design plan for the Oct. 5 Architecture & Site Review Committee meeting. The proposed plan would roughly double the size of the current First Street market. The plans feature parking at ground level with escalators leading to the market on the second floor. Safeway officials expect to open the new market by the end of next year.

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