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Traffic/Trail Impacts

Traffic Impact graphicFrom time to time our construction and maintenance projects require temporary road or lane closures, trail closures or similar impacts to vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Current and planned impacts will be noticed here.

CURRENT TRAIL CLOSURES

  • Adobe Creek Loop Trail temporarily closed due to Palo Alto Flood Basin tide gate structure repair activities

    The Santa Clara Valley Water District is repairing structural damage to the Palo Alto Flood Basin tide gate caused by the effects of aging. The work consists of dewatering the tide gate structure, repairing the concrete surface of the deck and the intermediate and end walls below the deck of the structure, and replacing the chain link railing on the structure deck.

    /uploadedImages/Newsroom-other_pages/Traffic_impacts/PA Flood Basin trail closure map.JPGThe project location is approximately half a mile northeast of the Byxbee Park parking lot on the Adobe Creek Loop Trail. CLICK IMAGE TO EXPAND

    Due to the removal of the chain link railing and the repairs needed on the deck of the structure, the trail will need to be closed in both directions for public safety.

    We urge residents and trail users to watch for trail detour signs and take caution when using the trail, especially during heavy storm events.

    For trail impacts related to the Palo Alto Flood Basin Tide Gate Improvement Project in Palo Alto, contact Diego Barragan at 408-630-3063.

 

  • Stevens Creek Trail temporarily closed due to bank erosion
    The recent storms caused bank erosion along Stevens Creek in Mountain View and the adjacent trail has been temporarily closed for the public’s safety between Yuba Drive to north of El Camino Real.

    The Santa Clara Valley Water District is working with the City of Mountain View on measures that can be taken to address the erosion, and ultimately re-open the trail once it has been repaired. District geotechnical engineers are reviewing the site and will provide analysis which will help inform next steps, including repair alternatives and timing.

    We urge residents and trail users to watch for trail detour signs and take caution when using creekside trails, especially during heavy storm events.

    Please report downed trees in creeks or other creek blockages to the water district’s watershed hotline (408) 630-2378 or use the Access Valley Water online reporting system at www.valleywater.org.

    For additional storm information and resources, visit http://valleywater.org/Services/FloodProtectionResources.aspx


  • For trail impacts related to the San Francisquito Creek Flood Protection Project in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, contact Kristen Yasukawa at 408-630-2876.


Fuel Abatement and Fire Suppression Work
The Santa Clara Valley Water District is conducting annual fuel abatement and fire suppression work along stream channels, levees and other areas it oversees. The work includes mowing existing vegetation to ensure compliance with the Santa Clara County Fire Marshal.

As some of the work requires access to public trails, trails will be closed for short periods of time for public safety. The water district coordinates with the appropriate municipalities through joint use agreements to ensure those jurisdictions know of the planned work.

Dates and times shown below are subject to change.

  • No trails currently closed           

For more information on trail closures, fuel abatement and fire suppression work, please contact Terri Gross at 408-630-3871.


CURRENT TRAFFIC IMPACTS: