El Camino Real Roadway Renewal

The El Camino Real Roadway Renewal team is carefully assessing a critical section of State Route 82 that stretches through the city of Burlingame and touches Hillsborough, San Mateo and Millbrae. This stretch of El Camino Real features the Howard-Ralston Tree Rows, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many unique pavement, vegetation, utility, and drainage issues will be studied in the development of this road rehabilitation and ADA improvement project.

82 El Camino Project Map

Project Development Process

82 El Camino Process

Caltrans is entering the Project Approval and Environmental Document (PAED) phase of work in which numerous technical studies will be undertaken to assess the possible environmental effects associated with needed roadway repairs and accessibility improvements. The possible environmental impacts to be examined include biological, cultural, and visual impacts. Due to the historic classification and cultural significance of the trees along this stretch of El Camino Real, each tree will be examined carefully by landscape architects, engineers, and arborists to answer important questions, such as:

  • Is the tree healthy overall?
  • Is the tree structurally sound?
  • Does the tree obscure drivers’ visibility?
  • Can the tree’s roots be protected from drainage, pavement and sidewalk repairs?

Thank you to all who attended our Educational Public Open House on January 28, 2020 at the Burlingame Recreation Center. We sincerely appreciate your participation in this event. Please join us on-line to continue the conversation.

El Camino Real Roadway Renewal Project Scoping Period
Visit www.ECRscoping.com from May 26, 2020 – July 6, 2020 to participate in scoping.

There you can see a presentation, view the poster gallery, read frequently asked questions about the project, ask a question about the materials presented, or submit a comment on the project’s purpose, need, and potential alternatives. 

Questions about this project? Please contact Caltrans District 4 Public Information Officer,
Alejandro Lopez:


Jeffrey Weiss:

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