The mission of the Roads and Airports Department is to preserve, operate, and enhance the County's expressways, unincorporated roads, and three general aviation airports in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner to meet the needs of the traveling public.
The County's Roads and Airports Department operates and maintains 62 miles of expressway and 643 miles of rural and urban roadways in unincorporated areas, including 23 miles of sound walls, 168 bridges, 39 miles of carpool lanes, 160 signalized intersections, 4,500 street lights, 25,000 regulatory signs, and 2,185 drain inlets. It also operates and maintains the County's three general aviation airports at Reid-Hillview, Palo Alto and South County — comprised of 7 miles of runways and taxiways, 145 aircraft hangars, 648 open aircraft tie-down storage spaces.
Current information regarding short-term County road closures and lane restrictions is available by calling the County's HOT LINE at 408-494-1382.
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