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From 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 Impacts

 

Temporary trail closure along Adobe Creek Loop Trail

The water district will perform soil sampling to collect data for a new tide gate structure. The existing Palo Alto Flood Basin tide gate has suffered structural damage due to more than 50 years of aging. The project location is approximately half a mile northeast of the Byxbee Park parking lot on the Adobe Creek Loop Trail.

Due to heavy equipment operation on the levee for geotechnical exploration, the trail will be closed for public safety from Sept. 4 through Sept. 5. The trail will be closed approximately 100-feet from each end of the tide gate structure and will need to remain closed until Sept. 6. 

For questions about this project, please contact: Public Information Representative Tony Mercado at 408-630-2342 or via email at [email protected].

 

Stevens Creek Trail is Now Open

The Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View is now open to the public for recreational use. The water district repaired a 140-foot section of an eroded bank, which was necessary in order to prevent further erosion to the creek bank and to the pedestrian and bike trail.

The creek bank was damaged during last year’s storms, which resulted in a gap along the trail. The district Board declared the damage an emergency, which prompted immediate action to conduct erosion repair.

For questions about this project, please contact Project Manager Kevin Sibley at 408-630-3141 or via email at [email protected].

Rancho San Antonio County Park: Hammond-Snyder loop trial temporary closure

The Hammond-Snyder loop trail is currently closed from the South Meadow Parking Lot to the area that loops around the Gate of Heaven Cemetery towards the edge of the cemetery at Canyon Oak Way. The trail will remain closed through the completion of the project at the end of 2019.  

The Rancho San Antonio County Park detention basin is part of the larger Permanente Creek Flood Protection Project. When completed, the project will provide natural flood protection for at least 2,200 properties in Mountain View and Los Altos, create recreational opportunities and enhance the environment. The construction at Rancho San Antonio includes a new detention basin, new parking area with new restrooms, enhanced habitat and planting new native trees. The parking lot and restrooms where complete this past summer.

For questions about this project, please contact: Public Information Representative Jose Villarreal at 408-630-2879 or via email at [email protected]

Coyote Creek Trail - As of Friday, October 12, 2018 the project is complete and the trails are open

Portions of the Coyote Trail upstream and downstream of Highway 237 which were closed for construction but are now open.

San Francisquito Creek Trail - Bay to Highway 101 Project in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto

The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) and its member agencies are now in the final construction season along San Francisquito Creek, east of Highway 101 in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto. This work constructs improvements to protect the community from flooding, and creates marsh habitat and recreational opportunities. Trail closures associated with this project in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto are detailed on the project website under the News & Updates section.  

To receive proactive emails on this project, please sign up at Access Valley Water. For any further questions, contact Hope Abe at (408)630-3063 or at [email protected]


Current Traffic Impacts

Morgan Hill: Main Avenue and Madrone Pipeline Restoration Project: Phase 1 construction February 2018 - June 2018

The Santa Clara Valley Water District has begun work on the Main Avenue and Madrone Pipeline Restoration Project in Morgan Hill.

Construction hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The district will construct this project within the Cochrane Road, East Main Avenue and Half Road public rights-of-way. The district will implement temporary vehicular and pedestrian traffic control to facilitate the safe construction of the project. The public will continue to have access to residential, commercial, agricultural and recreational properties and facilities throughout the project.

Expect traffic delays due to construction related activities. Please use caution when traveling through construction areas and take alternate routes when possible. During construction of phase 1, Peet Road should be used to bypass construction on Cochrane Road between Half Road and Cochrane Road. Elm Road should be used to bypass construction on Cochrane Road between Half Road and East Main Avenue.

For more information about this project, please visit the project webpage, or contact Emily Gross at 408-630-2415 or [email protected].

 

Mountain View: Mountain View Avenue is now open, Lane Reductions on Park Drive, Miramonte and Mountain View Avenue continue 

Progress on the Permanente Creek Flood Protection Project continues to move ahead, with channel widening work along Permanente and Hale Creeks. The overall Permanente Creek Flood Protection Project will provide natural flood protection for approximately 2,200 properties in Mountain View and Los Altos. Investing in flood protection projects reduces the risk of flooding and keeps communities safe.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District, along with the cities of Mountain View and Los Altos, are working together to minimize construction impacts as much as practical and in accordance with city ordinances.

The Mountain View Avenue culvert, the reinforced concrete structure that allows Hale Creek water to flow under Mountain View Avenue, was recently replaced to accommodate waters from a 100-year flood. The detour is no longer in place and the street is now open for vehicle use.

McKelvey Park Lane and Sidewalk Closures

Expect sidewalk, driveway and median work to occur on sections of Mountain View Ave., Park Dr., and Miramonte Ave., that surround McKelvey Park. The work will include intermittent lane reductions and closed sidewalks and driveways through mid-November 2018. During lane reductions, Miramonte Ave. will reopen by 3:00 p.m. with Park Dr. and Mountain View Ave. reopening by 4:00 p.m.

For your safety, please follow all traffic control and other signage around the project site.

To learn more about this project, visit the Permanente Creek Flood Protection Project webpage or contact Jose Villarreal at [email protected] or 408-755-0333.