Construction begins on Los Altos Foothill Expressway widening project

 Foothill Expressway construction
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Crews begin readying Foothill Expressway last week for an expansion project that includes adding a lane in both directions.

Work is at last underway on the Foothill Expressway expansion project in Los Altos. 

Foothill Expressway widening set to begin

Work on expansion of Foothill Expressway in Los Altos is set to begin the week of April 13, according to Los Altos and Santa Clara County transportation officials.

Foothill Expressway widening project concerns residents

An upcoming Foothill Expressway widening project has nearby residents concerned about traffic diverted to their side streets.

At a Feb. 4 workshop at Los Altos City Hall, several residents who live on University Avenue and Milverton Road expressed fears about inherited traffic as commuters seek to avoid expressway construction during the course of the 160-day project, set to begin next month.

As housing edges businesses out, musician vows to rebuild his client base

This is the second in a three-part series on Los Altos business owners who have been – or may soon be – displaced by construction of state-mandated affordable housing units zoned for the commercial areas they once operated from. Part 1 ran Dec. 4. 

'A dramatic difference': Altos II housing development passes planning commission

Renderings Courtesy of SDG ARCHITECTS
After 4898 El Camino Real developer Mircea Voskerician and his architect Jeff Potts presented plans for the Altos II complex, above, to the Los Altos Planning Commission, they took the commission’s feedback and created a revised look, below.

As he presented an updated design at last week’s Los Altos Planning Commission meeting, architect Jeff Potts said he and developer Mircea Voskerician were “excited” about their newly proposed Altos II multifamily housing project at 4898 El Camino Real.

By the time the commission voted 6-0 to recommend the project to the city council – member Ronit Bodner was absent – Commissioner Sally Meadows confirmed they were excited as well.

Google funds MV shuttle for 5 more years

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Google Inc. is set to extend funding for the Mountain View Community Shuttle for another five years.

Google Inc. officials revealed plans June 26 to extend funding for the Mountain View Community Shuttle for five years, enabling Phase 2 of the program to begin.

During Phase 1, Google totally funded the free shuttle service, operated by the company as part of an initiative to provide daytime transit options for Mountain View residents. Phase 2 will transition the operations from Google over the next year and allow the city to study the next steps for the program while providing stable and certain funding for the shuttle to continue at its current service levels.

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