A project to improve safety on a major San Carlos thoroughfare will enter its first phase Tuesday as crews begin the removal of 19 eucalyptus trees lining a 0.7-mile stretch of San Carlos Avenue.

Starting at Charlton Street and moving eastward in segments until they reach Sycamore Street, workers will be clearing trees in the public right of way deemed to be at risk of falling or losing large branches until Aug. 3 so the work can be finished before school starts at Arundel Elementary School at 200 Arundel Road, said city civil engineering assistant Mariza Sibal. She said those using the road can expect street closures 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the coming weeks, with the exception of July 4, and alternate routes would be marked for those using the corridor.

eucalyptus trees San Carlos Avenue

An incident in which a tree fell near Arundel Elementary School in January of 2017 sparked concerns some of the trees posed a potential hazard.

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Henry Case

Wow that sucks! Those trees are beautiful.

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