Almond Grove Project

This page has been created to provide regular updates to the residents about the progress of the Almond Grove Street Rehabilitation Project. The first phase of the project is currently under construction and includes the rehabilitation of
Broadway (between W. Main Street and S. Santa Cruz Avenue), and Bachman Avenue (between Glen Ridge Avenue and N. Santa Cruz Avenue).
The second phase of the project is currently under design and includes the rehabilitation of remaining 8 streets within the Almond Grove Historic District.
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Construction Update on Almond Grove Phase I – Broadway and Bachman Avenue

    

Update posted 6/24/16 – 
One way – one lane westbound traffic control for Broadway between S. Santa Cruz and W. Main Street is scheduled to be implemented during the week of June 27th.   Once established, this traffic pattern of one-lane one way westbound traffic will continue through the completion of construction, which is anticipated in early December.    To help the residents of Broadway accommodate the loss of parking due to construction,  Broadway has been signed for residential permit parking only – 24 hours daily.  The residential permit parking only is also anticipated to remain through the completion of the project.   
 
 

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TWO WEEK LOOK AHEAD

 

6/27/16 -– 7/10/16

  
  
  • Perform stump grinding at tree removal locations on Broadway and Bachman Avenue

Work to be performed on Broadway only:

  • Implementation of one-way one-lane westbound traffic control
  • Continue survey markings
  • Begin sawcutting
  • Begin removal and replacement of curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway approaches between 93 – 57 Broadway   
    

Update posted 6/21/16 - Street tree removals have been delayed by one day.  The street tree removals are now scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 22nd .  Tree removal work is anticipated to take approximately two weeks with completion scheduled by July 8th.

 Update posted 6/20/16
Tree removals on Broadway and Bachman Avenue are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 21st.  A copy of the approved tree plan for the project can be found using this link Tree Plan.  In summary, the total number of existing street trees on Broadway and Bachman Avenue is 120.  Of the existing 120 street trees, 76 are identified to be protected during construction, 42 are identified for removal and replacement, and 2 street trees are shown on the plans to be removed and not replaced.  The 44 trees scheduled to be removed have been posted in the field with a tree removal notice.  There are 25 additional new locations that are scheduled to receive new street trees, bringing the final anticipated total street tree count on Broadway and Bachman Avenue to 143 upon completion of the project.

 Update posted 6/17/16-  Tree removals on Broadway and Bachman Avenue are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 21st.  Replacement street trees will be planted in the fall as a last order of work for the project.    

A revision has been made to the General Project Approach.  In general, the contractor intends to complete the removal and replacement of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and accessibility ramps in a counterclockwise direction starting on the south side of Broadway at W. Main Street and on the south side of Bachman at Glen Ridge Avenue. The contractor plans to work down each street on the south side toward Santa Cruz Avenue, and then back up each street on the north side.  Once the removal and replacement of all sidewalk, curb, gutter, driveways and accessibility ramps have been completed, the contractor will then begin the removal and replacement of the concrete roadway.  The roadway on each street will be removed and replaced in sections.  The sections and schedule for removal and replacement will be determined following the completion of all curb, gutter, sidewalk and driveway work and will be posted on this project page at a future date.


Beginning the week of June 27th, the first sections of curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway, and accessibility ramps are scheduled to be removed and replaced at the following locations:


93 Broadway

89 Broadway
85 Broadway
81 Broadway
77 Broadway
71 Broadway
69 Broadway
65 Broadway
57 Broadway

Two week advance notices were delivered to the residents at each of these locations on Friday, June 17th.  The removal and replacement of driveway approaches will require a 3 day closure of the driveway to accommodate the concrete cure time.  A follow up 48 hour notice will be delivered to each residence prior to the actual closure of the driveway, and a verbal notice will be given a minimum of one hour before any driveways are closed. 

PARKING MODIFICTIONS AND ROAD CLOSURES to begin the week of June 27th:

 
During construction, vehicular access to Broadway and Bachman Avenue will be limited to access for local residents only.  To accommodate the construction on the south half of Broadway and Bachman Avenue, each street  will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction.  Residential parking will be available on the side of the street not under construction. 
 
During the construction project, parking on both Broadway and Bachman within the construction area will be by permit only, 24 hours every day.  Current Almond Grove/Broadway Residential Parking permits will be honored in both areas and in the muni lots if parking is not available on your street.  If you are a resident on Broadway or Bachman Avenue and do not have a current Residential Parking permit on your vehicle, please contact Community Outreach Coordinator Jackie Rose at 408-354-6853 for a temporary permit which will allow you to park your vehicle during construction.

Emergency vehicles will not be denied access to the construction area.  Do not hesitate to call 911 if you require emergency assistance from fire, medical, or law enforcement personnel.


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 (Update posted 6/10/16)  On June 10th, Vanguard Construction completed the posting of trees that are scheduled to be removed with the project on both Broadway and Bachman Avenue.  The posted trees are currently scheduled to be removed beginning the week of June 20th.  See the two week look ahead for additional activities anticipated.

General Project Approach:
 A first order of work for the project will be the placement of traffic control measures, establishment of residential permit parking, construction surveying and sawcutting as necessary for the removal of existing curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways and accessibility ramps.  The removal and replacement of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways is scheduled to follow the implementation of the traffic control, construction surveying, and sawcutting operations.  In general, the contractor intends to complete the removal and replacement of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and accessibility ramps in a counterclockwise direction starting on the north side of Broadway at S. Santa Cruz Avenue and on the north side of Bachman at S. Santa Cruz Avenue. The contractor plans to work up each street on the north side, and then back down each street on the south side toward Santa Cruz Avenue.  Once the removal and replacement of all sidewalk, curb, gutter, driveways and accessibility ramps have been completed, the contractor will then begin the removal and replacement of the concrete streets, removing the north side of the streets in sections before moving on to the removal and replacement of the south side of the streets.  The time frame for completion of all work is anticipated to be approximately 6 months.

As construction proceeds, a more detailed schedule of when work will be taking place in front of each property will be posted to this project page.  
 
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(Update posted 6/2/16)
Vanguard Construction has scheduled construction to begin the week of June 13th.  Residents, businesses, property owners and tenants within the project area were mailed a two week advance construction notice on May 26th.   A copy of the notice can be seen here: 2-week Notice
 
Beginning June 13th, the first order of work will be completing the USA markings, performing surveys, and posting trees for removal.  The removal and replacement of curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway approaches will follow.  Work will be done on portions of Broadway and Bachman Avenue simultaneously during this phase of the construction. 

Once construction begins, a two week look-ahead schedule will be posted to this project page every other Friday to show the anticipated construction activities for the following weeks.  

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 (Update posted on 4/29/16) Resident and business owner pre-construction meetings were held on April 25th and April 26th to discuss the upcoming construction with the residents and business owners on Broadway, Clifton Avenue, and Bachman Avenue who will be directly impacted the by construction work.  The agenda and presentation slides for those meetings can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions resulting from the meeting and regarding the construction project can be found in the following link:
Phase I Construction FAQs

 If you have questions regarding the construction of this project, please contact Michelle Quinney, Special Projects Manager, at (408) 827-3552 or MQuinney@LosGatosCA.gov
 
Please click on the following links for additional information regarding the Broadway and Bachman Avenue construction project:
• Resident/Business Owner meeting agenda – April 24th and 25th, 2016
• Resident/Business Owner presentation slides – April 24th and 25th, 2016
• Resident/Business Owner meeting – door hangers – April 11, 2016
• Resident/Business Owner meeting letter – April 11, 2016
• Town Council award of contract – February 16, 2016

Almond Grove Project Phase I Design Information


Please click on the following links for information related to the design of the Almond Grove Project.

If you have questions regarding the design of the Almond Grove Project, please contact Lisa Petersen, Town Engineer, at (408) 399-5773 or LPetersen@LosGatosCA.gov

Almond Grove Phase I - Plans, Specifications & RFP
Please note that the Plans and Specifications shown below are for information only and should not be used for bidding purposes.

Project #13-31 Almond Grove Street Reconstruction Phase I (Asphalt) 

Project #13-31 Almond Grove Street Reconstruction Phase I (Concrete) 

Design Update on Almond Grove Phase II - Remaining 8 streets

 
Following the Town Council’s approval of the Wilsey-Ham contract on April 19th for the design of the remaining eight concrete Almond Grove streets, which include Tait, Bayview, Glen Ridge, Almendra, Wilder, Bean, Massol, and Nicholson, the design work is now underway.
  
Upcoming field work related to the design is noted below:

 Wilsey-Ham will start locating and marking utilities on the streets during the week of May 9, 2016.  The utility locator will mark the existing utility locations in paint on the street or hardscape as well as use small flags to locate utilities in the planter strip landscaping.  This work is anticipated to take just over a month.

 Additionally, the consultant’s surveyor will begin to develop topographic surveys of the streets around the same time the utility locating and marking begins. This will entail a two person crew using tripod mounted equipment to collect this survey data.  Cones and/or flaggers may be used as necessary for traffic control but traffic impact will be minimal.  This work is anticipated to be completed by the end of June.

 Finally, during this same time period, a geotechnical investigation will be underway.  The geotechnical team will collect core samples of the existing concrete pavements using drill rigs powered by generators, which may be noisy but the work is anticipated to take only a few days.

 To stay informed of the latest updates regarding the project, visit the Town’s website at www.losgatosca.gov/AlmondGroveProject and subscribe to the “Notify Me” service on the left hand side of the project page.  Any questions regarding the project design can be referred to the Town Engineer, Lisa Petersen, at (408) 399-5773 or lpetersen@losgatosca.gov.

Almond Grove Request for Proposals 

Proposals Received


  

Revised Proposals Received

Almond Grove Project Costs
 
Ordinances Related to Almond Grove Historic District