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Laurel Street Closure

Post Date:06/10/2020 4:24 PM

Temporary Laurel Street Closure to Support Local Businesses

Closure Beginning June 12

San Mateo County is gradually allowing for the opening of businesses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County’s most recent Shelter-in-Place Order allows restaurants to reopen as long as physical distancing can be maintained. To facilitate this effort, the San Carlos City Council approved a program to allow Laurel Street and San Carlos Avenue restaurants and shops to expand into the street parking area for dining and retail services. 

The 600 and 700 Blocks of Laurel Street will be temporary closed to through traffic, allowing restaurants and shops to use the parking area in front of their businesses. The travel lanes will be closed to traffic, but pedestrians and bicyclists will be allowed in the street to recreate and shop. To accommodate delivery and service vehicles, one-way access will be allowed from the 700 Block and the 600 Block to San Carlos Avenue from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. only. 

On the 800 and 900 Blocks of Laurel Street and the 1100 Block of San Carlos Avenue, barricades will be placed along the parking areas. These barricades will separate the outdoor dining areas and shops with the adjacent vehicular traffic. The 800 and 900 Blocks and San Carlos Avenue will retain normal two-way traffic flow.

Please see the diagrams below showing the temporary street closure, which is scheduled to start on June 12, 2020. The temporary closure is expected to continue to the end of December 2020.     


600 - 700 Blocks of Laurel Street

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800 - 900 Blocks of Laurel Street

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