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April 19, 2017



As a resident of Burlingame for several years, I must say that the changes being made to the Broadway interchange are going to make traffic even worse.
1) Moving the US-101 southbound ramp from its original location on Rollins Rd to directly on the bridge, and adding a ramp signal on the US-101S ramp, is going to cause even more congestion on the bridge.
2) There are now 5 traffic lights to get from California Dr turning onto Broadway Ave to finally getting onto US-101 northbound. The traffic lights also seem to be red all the time - there's no synchronizing. It literally takes almost 15 minutes just to get from California/Broadway intersection onto the 101N during work hours.
3) Everyone still gets confused on which lanes go where after crossing intersections, especially the Broadway/Rollins intersection and the Airport Blvd/101N intersection. There are so many accidents waiting to happen.
This project was a waste of tax payer's money and will hurt, not help, traffic and businesses in Burlingame.


It's a cluster ^*&$#. I hope the traffic tickets are paying off since you need a Mensa IQ to figure out how to get from heyah to theyah.


The engineers that design this stuff should be required to drive the road/intersection they are designing for at least a month, prior to doing so. The way they design some of this stuff, it's like they have never driven a car before in their life and have no understanding about traffic patterns. It may look pretty, but doesn't make sense.

Poop DePoop

Still too early to determine the true flow.


Way too early to see how things will work. In an ideal world, the contractor would have been able to close the area and finish everything before opening up to the public. So, while things have been a bit confusing due to the phasing, it beats the heck out of losing the bridge and 101 ramps for a couple of years.

Once the construction is done and all the lane lines, delineators, and signs are in, it will work better. But remember, this is a pretty complex area: 7 traffic signals with a railroad crossing, likely all coordinated, and all within less than a 1/2 mile. Even after the contractor is done, there will likely be a period of time before Caltrans identifies the best signal timing plan (which may take some trial and error).

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