safety_helmet_architect.jpg transportLocal Transportation & Traffic Updates
Updated Weekly

In the coming weeks, the City of Burlingame Public Works Department will be providing weekly traffic and transportation updates mostly related to the US101/Broadway Interchange Project. Be sure to check here for important updates.  We will also be posting updates to Facebook and Twitter.  Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook

Intersection closure postponed due to weather
Revised closure dates: Tuesday,  March 15 and Wednesday, March 16

Due to weather conditions, the intersection closure of Broadway and Rollins Road and traffic switch over for Phase 3 of the US101/Broadway Interchange Project has been postponed to Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The intersection closure will allow for Caltrans to begin the process of switching traffic from the existing Broadway Overcrossing to the new Broadway Overcrossing.  The intersection will be open during daytime hours; however, motorists should be prepared for changes in lane conditions. 
This construction work is weather dependent. For additional details, please contact Gidget Navarro, Caltrans Public Information Officer, at (510) 286-5574, or please refer to the Caltrans' website.  
redcrossMarch is Red Cross Month
Mayor Keighran issues proclamation

During Monday's City Council meeting, Amy Lang (pictured with Mayor Ann Keighran), a member of the San Mateo County Leadership Council for the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter, accepted a proclamation declaring March as Red Cross Month on behalf of the organization.

In San Mateo County during 2015, the Red Cross:
  • Responded to 51 local disaster incidents that helped 619 adults and 75 children affected in these disasters.
  • Trained 5,188 first aid, CPR, & aquatic safety skills.
  • Collected 1,857 blood donations.
  • Provided emergency services to 42 San Mateo County military families.
  • Partnered with local fire departments and schools around San Mateo County on the Red Cross Home Fire Prevention campaign that addresses family safety in the event of a fire. Through this program we installed 441 smoke alarms throughout the County in 2015.
  • Engaged 523 active Red Cross Volunteers in San Mateo County to carry out Red Cross work in the community.
  • Responded to the wildfires in Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties
The community is encouraged to prepare for emergency and learn more by downloading the free,  Red Cross Mobile app.
envisionEnvision Burlingame
Join the conversation!

The City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Update has been moving forward over the past several months with diligent work by the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). We want all interested community members to be active participants in this process and share their ideas about the future of Burlingame.
You are invited to join the following events:
  • Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting: Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. - Noon at the Burlingame Public Library, Lane Community Room, 480 Primrose Road
  • Community Workshop #2: Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue
In the next few months, there will be several opportunities for more community input. Keep your eye out for an online survey, work by local high school students and call for "volunteer planners"!
To learn more, see project updates, review CAC meetings materials and leave comments on our website,
planSo, What's the Plan?

The Economic Development Division of the City's Community Development Department posted its Economic Development Strategic Plan on the City's website this week.  Click here to view the document and learn about the City's five underlying values and principles for economic development, Burlingame's seven economic activity hubs and measures of economic vitality. 
noiseTrain Noise Anticipated
March 5-6, March 11

Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and to properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time. 
HazardHazard Mitigation Survey
Complete the survey 

People who live, work or go to school in San Mateo County are invited to join in the development of the San Mateo Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan.  A hazard mitigation plan is the foundation of a community's long term strategy to reduce losses and break the disaster cycle.  Take the first step by  completing the survey now. Stay informed of upcoming events by clicking here.
treeTree City USA
Burlingame celebrated 37th Arbor Day

On Monday, March 7, the Burlingame community gathered at Washington Park to celebrate Arbor Day. As part of the ceremony, the Beautification Commission and City Council planted a Dawn Redwood Tree in honor of Dale Perkins (pictured, second from left) - a local resident, world renown artist and former Beautification Commissioner. See more pictures from the event at the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department's Facebook page.  Like us on Facebook
EventsEvents Around Town
Flood Zone Information Open House
Tuesday, March 15 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently completed its Bay Coastal Study. This study has expanded the special flood hazard area to include approximately 304 commercial and 54 residential properties. Owners of affected properties should have received a notice from FEMA.   
The open house will host informational stations on engineering/mapping data, flood insurance requirements, and building code changes. More information is available at
Cut That Carbon
Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road

Representatives from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, San Mateo County's and Active Transportation programs, and Proterra, a local electric bus company, will describe how new technology, incentives and rebates are helping people get out of their cars and enjoy healthier, less-expensive commuting options. This program is free and open to the public. Door prizes will be given out, including extras for those who don't drive alone to this event. Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame. Details about other programs are available here: For more information, visit or email
10th Annual Authors' Luncheon
Saturday, May 7 from 12:30-2:30 (shopping starts at 10:00 a.m.)
Green Hills Country Club, 500 Ludeman Lane, Millbrae
Please join the Burlingame Library Foundation at its 10th annual luncheon featuring Bay Area authors Jan Ellison, Lori Ostlund, and David Talbot.  Boutique shopping starts at 10:00 a.m. and the Luncheon is from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Green Hills Country Club.  For ticket information visit:
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
BCE Dinner Dance & Auction
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 6:00p.m. - Midnight
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Hotel, Burlingame

Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE) is pleased to announce that their biggest annual fundraiser, the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction, will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016. All proceeds from this event benefit Burlingame's TK-8 public schools. This year, the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction will feature a "Totally Awesome Prom Night" theme.
Early Bird Tickets are on Sale February 23 through March 21. Regularly priced tickets are $175 and early bird tickets are $150. No tickets will be sold at the event. For auction information and to purchase event tickets, visit BCE's website at

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