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Traffic and Trail Impacts


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 Traffic Impacts

San Jose & Milpitas:  Temporary Closure on Portions of Coyote Creek Trail

Portions of the Coyote Trail will be closed immediately upstream and downstream of Highway 237 in the cities of San Jose and Milpitas due to planned levee repair work.   Maps of the closure can be found on the project brochureConstruction is scheduled to begin on June 15, 2018 and run through September 15, 2018.  Work hours will range from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm in accordance with local ordinances and permits. Trail ways adjacent to the construction sites will be closed for the duration of the construction period. 

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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: Temporary Closure of Mountain View Avenue through October, Lane Reductions  on Miramonte and Mountain View Avenues  

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, will be replaced to accommodate waters from a 100-year flood. The work requires detouring traffic from Mountain View Avenue, between Raymundo Avenue and Arroyo Road, from May to October. Commuters will be directed to Springer Road to reach destinations on Raymundo Avenue and Arroyo Road.

McKelvey Park Lane Closures

During May, there will be periodic lane reductions along Miramonte Avenue and Mountain View Avenue to complete water and sewer line connections to McKelvey Park. PG&E will complete its utility work by bringing in various power lines into the park.

  • Miramonte Avenue: lane reductions will occur in both directions, vary by lane and run along the length of McKelvey Park. Lane reductions will occur on weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., concluding with the reopening of the lane.
  • Mountain View Avenue: lane reductions will result in the northbound lane being temporarily closed along the length of McKelvey Park. The work is scheduled for weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., concluding with the reopening of the lane.

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.