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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 Trail Impacts

Stream Maintenance Program (June 2023)

As part of our Stream Maintenance Program (SMP), Valley Water performs work along creeks across Santa Clara County every summer. Under the SMP, work occurs annually to improve the environment, reduce flooding risk, and keep our communities safe. For decades, our crews have been trekking into streams to remove sediment build-up, manage vegetation, clear trash and debris, and stabilize banks that have eroded during high water flows. For the public's safety, work crews and to complete this vital community work, on occasion, trails will be temporarily closed. The following is a list of the impacted trails:

Guadalupe River trail impacts:

  • East bank Montague Expy. to Tasman Dr. (Oct. 13 to Oct 20): Crews will be working on the levee in this area of the river. This section of the trail will be shared and remain open while crews complete the work. Please use caution, as crews will be working near the partially closed trail (detour map).

To learn more about the SMP or to view a listing of the projects for 2023, visit the project page.

Current Traffic Impacts

South County Recycled Water Pipeline Project
Valley Water is constructing the South County Recycled Water Pipeline Project to enhance Gilroy’s recycled water distribution system. Once completed, the distribution of additional recycled water will expand service to existing customers, improve delivery, allow service to new customers, and support future system expansion. We thank you for your patience while we are under construction.

The paving of West and East Luchessa Ave is scheduled to start Aug.10. Details about the paving work, detours, phases, one-day bridge closure, and map are available on the project webpage