Court ruling paves the way for flood prevention work on creek

The Pope-Chaucer Street Bridge spans San Francisquito Creek, connecting Palo Alto and Menlo Park. In this Post photo from Feb. 9, 2017, the water was unusually high following heavy rains.

Daily Post Staff Writer

An appeals court judge has ruled in favor of a project to replace a bridge over the San Francisquito Creek, paving the way for three years of construction to prevent flooding.

Menlo Park resident Peter Joshua had sued the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, alleging that the environmental review to replace the bridge that connects Pope Street in Menlo Park to Chaucer Street in Palo Alto was insufficient. …

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