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What to Expect During Wolfe Road Construction

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2016 and take approximately one year. The water district and City of Sunnyvale are working to minimize construction impacts as much as practical and in accordance with city ordinances. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we expand a drought-proof, reliable water supply for Sunnyvale and county. 

Work area
A 24-inch recycled water pipeline will be installed underneath Wolfe Road and construction work will remain within the boundaries of the road and sidewalk. Work areas, including traffic control, will typically be up to 900 feet long, which is the length of 12 homes, and progress approximately 50-100 feet per day. At least two sections of pipe installation may be underway at the same time.

Work hours and schedule
Construction work hours are Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic cones and signs may be set up starting at 5 a.m. (equipment back-up alarms are not allowed prior to 7 a.m.). Crews will typically work eight hours a day. There is a potential for work on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the area between El Camino Real and Fremont Avenue, and in other areas in the unlikely event of delays.

Traffic impacts
We encourage residents and commuters to use alternative streets, whenever possible, to reach their destination or return home. Businesses will remain open during construction. At least one northbound and one southbound lane will be open at all times. All northbound lanes will be open before 10 a.m. and all southbound lanes will be open by 3:30 p.m. to accommodate commute times. Detours will be provided when work impacts traffic through intersections. SEE DETOUR MAPS. Bike lanes and on-street parking will be closed in the work areas.

  • If you live or work along Wolfe Road, on-street parking will be closed in the work and traffic control areas. Access to driveways may be limited in the work areas during work hours. A door hanger will be delivered at least one week prior to the start of work near your property.

Safety first
Clear and prominent traffic signs will be installed to provide drivers advance notification of lane shifts, closures and detours. Signage will be installed to inform cyclists and pedestrians of the safest alternative route or detour route. Alternative routes for bicycles and detours for vehicles will be provided on the project website (SEE DETOUR MAPS) and emailed to the subscriber list (SIGN UP HERE) Water district inspectors will be on site to monitor the contractors and ensure all protocols and ordinances are followed.

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