In this edition:                                 September 29, 2016

El Camino Real Water Main Project Update
Next Phase of Interchange Project Begins 10/7
Temporary Playground Closures
County Jobs/Housing Task Force Plan

Police Station's New Landscape

Events Around Town 

Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Caltrain Notices and Updates

elcaminoEl Camino Real Water Main Project Update
Project will begin October 3rd

Construction of the El Camino Real Water Main Improvements Project is anticipated to begin next Monday, October 3 and continue through February 2017, dependent on weather, holidays and other delays.
The project is part of the City of Burlingame's Capital Improvements Program to upgrade the aging 100 year old infrastructure. The City is replacing the existing water main on El Camino Real which has served beyond its intended design life. The new water line will be installed along El Camino Real between Broadway and Hillside Drive, at the Ray Drive intersection and at the Murchison Drive intersection. This work is necessary to improve the reliability of drinking water supply to residents and businesses as well as improve fire protection. The project is funded by the water utility rate payers.
What to expect during construction:
  • Weekday work hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • There will be one lane of traffic in each direction during this time. Left hand turns will be restricted within the construction area.
  • Temporary parking restrictions on side streets will be posted at least 48 hours in advance.
  • There will be uneven pavement, including metal plates, between construction and re-paving activities.
  • There will be possible short delays for residents or businesses to access properties or driveways. The contractor will temporarily place metal plates over open trenches to provide access, if needed.
  • The Contractor should not need to enter your home. If there is a need to enter your home due to an emergency, the Contractor will be accompanied by a City representative, who will show proper identification.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please call the Project Information Hotline at (877) 287-0082. Your patience during the construction is greatly appreciated.
interchange Next Phase of Interchange Project Begins 10/7
Anticipate new traffic configurations

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin Stage 4 construction of the Route 101 Broadway Interchange project. Beginning Friday, October 7, at 8:00 P.M, Bayshore Highway to northbound Route 101 through access will close to through traffic in order to construct new detours. During the evening of October 7, to the early morning hours of October 8, access will be limited to businesses only. During this time, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., lanes 3 and 4 of northbound 101 and the northbound 101 Broadway exit will be closed and detoured to Millbrae Avenue. Changeable message signs will be in place 3 days prior to closing.

Beginning on the morning of October 8 at 8:00 a.m., through traffic for Bayshore Highway to northbound Route 101 will be restored by way of detours and will remain in the Stage 4 configuration until April 2017. A map showing the new traffic configuration will be available on the Caltrans website.

Stage 4 will allow construction of the east approach to the Broadway overcrossing. This work is part of the 101 Broadway Interchange Reconstruction Project. It is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017 (weather permitting). Motorists are advised to expect minor delays and encouraged to take alternate routes if necessary.

You can go to the project website to be added to the group e-mail list or get more information on the project. Caltrans also reminds all motorists that traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.
playgroundTemporary Playground Closures
Laguna and Trenton Parks

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be performing repairs to the playground surfacing at both Laguna Park and Trenton Park. In order to accommodate these repairs, it will be necessary to close both playgrounds to the public on Wednesday, October 5. They will reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 6. We appreciate your patience as we perform necessary maintenance to our playgrounds. Please contact us at (6500 558-7330 if you have any questions.

jobshousingSan Mateo County Jobs/Housing Task Force
Action plan now available
The San Mateo County Jobs/Housing Task Force has completed nearly a year of work focused on developing solutions to create more affordable homes for residents, reduce traffic and make San Mateo County a place that everyone can call home.  Burlingame City Council participated in this work and is proud of the objectives accomplished by the team.  
The Task Force has published an Action Plan to close the gap with four major housing initiatives including:
  1. Supporting all types of housing development 
  2. Funding affordable housing 
  3. Building partnerships with community support 
  4. Securing land and strengthening community infrastructure  
To learn more about the initiatives and to get involved (there are many ways to help) - please go to for more information or email Jessica Mullin at The website is very interactive and fun to use so please give it a try.   
policelandscapePolice Station's New Landscape
Check it out!
With the drip irrigation installed and the last of the mulch added, the Police Station's landscape project is officially complete. The vegetation is growing in well and the hardscape features look great. The updated landscape will require less maintenance and water use than the previous lawn. Residents are invited to stop by and be inspired!
EventsEvents Around Town
Compost Giveaway
Saturday, October 15 from 8:00 am. - 12:00 p.m.
420 Carolan Ave. (at the Parks Yard near grandstands)

Pick up free compost made from your food, scraps and yard trimmings. This event is brought to you by the Parks Division along with Recology.  Burlingame residents will need to bring their own shovels and are eligible for two large garbage cans full of compost.  For more information, please contact the Parks Division office at (650) 558-7330.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Burlingame Neighborhood Disaster Drill
Please note corrections to dates and locations
Drill Practice: Thursday, October 6 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Lane Room, Burlingame Library
Drill: Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., in your neighborhood

The Burlingame Neighborhood Network is offering a disaster drill walk-through on Thursday, October 6 in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Library from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. They will provide everything you need including a drill kit box and mentor for your block. Individual who plan to lead a drill in their neighborhood on October 22 should plan to attend this practice session. Please RSVP to

You can hold a drill on your block or join one in another neighborhood on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  This is a great opportunity to teach your family about disaster preparedness and practice responding to a mock earthquake with neighbors. To sign up, email by October 15.
Free Live Music
Friday, October 7 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
In front of 347 Primrose Ave.

The Burlingame Business Improvement District is sponsoring live entertainment in downtown Burlingame on the first Friday of every month through November. Bring your family and friends to the pergola on Burlingame Avenue at Park Road and in front of 347 Primrose Avenue from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. this Friday, October 7 and enjoy!
Mural Dedication and Art Fest Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, October 8 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Corner of Howard Ave. and Primrose Rd.

Come to the Art Fest to celebrate new art in Burlingame with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Ann Keighran, a gypsy jazz band, art displays, hands-on arts activities for kids, and food samples from local businesses. 
The Peninsula Museum of Art, local artists, musicians, and eateries are partnering with the Burlingame United Methodist Church (UMC) to host the free Art Fest event to dedicate a new 20x24 feet mural located on the east wall of Burlingame UMC. This mural was designed and painted by San Francisco artist C├ęcile Picard, a sculptor, painter, muralist, and designer, who has worked in schools and art centers across the world. Art ignites, inspires, and brings communities together. Come enjoy this event with your neighbors!
BHS vs. Sacred Heart Prep
Friday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. 
Burlingame High School

Bring the whole family! Burlingame High School football games are fantastic, family-friendly events - reminders of why our small community is such a special place.

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