Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange
The City has hired a landscape architect to develop concept ideas for the landscaping of the interchange. This included a Caltrans standard landscape plan and two enhanced concepts.
The interchange landscaping concepts presentation(PDF, 2MB) was shared with the community Sept. 26, 2019, to gather community input.
In fall 2019, the Environmental Quality Commission provided direction to pursue an enhanced concept with a forest theme for the interchange, which required an additional $4 million to complete. City staff pursued an urban greening grant to fund this additional cost, but was ultimately unsuccessful.
In late 2021, the City began pursuing a Caltrans standard landscape plan with more densely planted trees, consistent with community feedback. A draft tree densification exhibit and visual rendering(PDF, 6MB) are available for community review. The updated approach was presented to City Council on July 12, 2022.
Willow Road at U.S. Highway 101, Menlo Park, CA 94025 View map