Almond Grove Phase II

This page has been created to provide regular updates to the residents about the progress of the Phase II of Almond Grove Street Rehabilitation Project. Phase II includes the rehabilitation of 8 remaining streets of Almond Grove - Tait, Bayview, Glen Ridge, Almendra, Wilder, Bean, Massol, and Nicholson.

We encourage interested parties to subscribe to the “NOTIFY ME” service located on the left hand side of this page in order to be notified immediately each time the project page is updated.

Any questions regarding the project design can be referred to the Town Engineer, Lisa Petersen, at (408) 399-5773 or lpetersen@losgatosca.gov.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding this project can be found in the following link:
Almond Grove Phase II Project FAQs

Update Posted 8/9/17
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE DETOUR:
Beginning Thursday, August 10th, Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic between Glen Ridge and Bayview Avenues. This closure will detour traffic wishing to travel eastbound on Pennsylvania onto northbound Glen Ridge and on to eastbound Nicholson.  This closure is anticipated to be in effect until the reconstruction of Bayview Avenue is completed which is currently scheduled for mid-October. We understand this is an inconvenience to the public and we will maximize efforts to complete the work on Bayview as quickly and safely as possible.
 
BAYVIEW ROADWAY REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT TO BEGIN SOON:
Crews are currently working to finish the remaining curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, and ramps on the east side of Bayview Avenue. It is anticipated that this work will be completed next week and the work to remove the existing concrete street will begin next week (8/16) or early part of the following week (8/21).  
 
The current paving plan anticipates the removal and placement of the Bayview pavement in 2 segments. The first segment to be removed and replaced will be on the west side of Bayview between Bean Avenue and W. Main Street.  The traffic and parking lanes will be shifted back to the east side of Bayview while the roadway work begins on the west side. The second section will include the east side of Bayview between Bean Avenue and W. Main Street. Based on weather, condition of the subgrade, and actual concrete cure time, the process is anticipated to take approximately 3-4 weeks for each side of the Bayview. Following the placement of the new roadway concrete, there will be an evening of saw cutting that will continue through the late evening and into the early morning hours. This will be a noisy process, but unfortunately must be done at a very specific time in the concrete curing process.
 
Residents on the west side of Bayview Avenue and on Bayview Court will need to be prepared to be without vehicular driveway access to/from Bayview Avenue for an extended period of time, beginning on or around August 16th. Similar to the notification process used for the previous driveway closures, Vanguard Construction will provide notices to each property two days in advance of the anticipated closure indicating the estimated closure period, and again a verbal notice will be given to anyone at home 2 hours before any driveway access is removed.
 
All efforts will be made to re-open the roadway and driveway access as quickly as possible, however the ability to open depends on the cure time of the concrete as placed. We request your cooperation in keeping vehicular traffic off of the new concrete until the contractor has determined the concrete has reached the appropriate strength and is re-opened for vehicular use.
 
During the removal and replacement of the concrete roadway, we request that those residents who live on the side of the street that is currently not under construction park their vehicles off the street and in their driveways. This will allow the minimal on-street parking to be available for the neighbors across the street who do not have vehicular access to their driveways.  
 
GLEN RIDGE AVENUE – TWO WEEK ADVANCE CONSTRUCTION NOTICES:
Notices for the upcoming work on Glen Ridge Avenue between Hernandez and Bachman Avenues will be delivered to the residents adjacent to the construction beginning this week. The construction on Glen Ridge will begin following the completion of the curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway and ramp work on Bayview and could be as early as 8/22/17.  
 
TAIT AVENUE SCHEDULE:
The schedule for Tait Avenue is still tentative and will be refined following the completion of the work on Bayview Avenue.  It is likely that the work on Tait Avenue fronting St. Mary’s School will be deferred to the next construction season in the summer of 2018.

TWO WEEK LOOK AHEAD  
  8/7/17 – 8/20/17

Bayview Avenue
  • Continue removal and replacement of curb, gutter, sidewalk, ramp, and the driveway approaches on the east side of Bayview.
  • Completion of the driveway approach to Bayview Court.

Update Posted 8/4/17
BAYVIEW AVENUE:
New concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways on the east side of Bayview are now being placed. Work to complete the driveway to Bayview Court has been delayed due to issues regarding the concrete mix. 
All of Bayview Avenue is now a one lane one way northbound only street and will remain this way until the road construction has been completed.  
Please do not attempt to drive southbound on Bayview Avenue

Update Posted 7/28/17
BAYVIEW AVENUE:
Concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and accessibility ramps are now completed on the west side of Bayview Avenue between Bean Avenue and Bayview Court.  Work to complete the driveway, sidewalk, and ramp between Bayview Court and W. Main Street is now scheduled to be completed on Monday, July 31st. 

Today Vanguard plans to shift the one lane of northbound traffic between Pennsylvania Avenue and Bean Avenue to the westerly half of Bayview.   Pedestrians in this section will also be moved to the new sidewalk on the west side of Bayview and parking will be allowed only on the west side.  Next week, once the curb, gutter, driveway and ramp work has been completed, the one lane of northbound traffic and pedestiran traffic between Bayview Court and W. Main will also be shifted to the west half of Bayview.   

The contractor will create a work zone on the easterly half of Bayview and will begin the demolition and replacement of the curbs, gutters and sidewalks and driveways on the east side of the street.  

Update Posted 7/21/17
BAYVIEW AVENUE:
This week, Vanguard unfortunately needed to remove the recently placed accessibility ramp at the corner of Bayview and Pennsylvania and the ½ driveway for Bayview Court due to defective materials. This has added a minor delay to the completion of the west side work.   Crews have now completed the grading and layout of all curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway and ramp improvements on the west side of Bayview between Pennsylvania and W. Main and early next week, these improvements are scheduled to be completed.  The driveway to Bayview Court will be done in two separate pours, which will allow traffic to continue to access Bayview Court.


Additionally this week, construction crews completed the necessary asphalt conform work on driveways at 21 and 25 Bayview Avenue and have been filling all the park strip areas with soil and backfilling the area between the gutter and existing pavement.   Planting of the new street trees is currently scheduled as a last item for all of Bayview Avenue.

Work on the east side of Bayview and the switch of traffic from the east half of Bayview to the west half will not take place until all curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway and ramp improvements on the west side have been completed and cured.  The street will remain with one northbound lane only as the work zone is shifted to the east side of the street.   
 
Update Posted 7/14/17
BAYVIEW AVENUE:
Vanguard crews are scheduled to pour the accessibility ramp on the northwest corner of Bayview and Pennsylvania Avenues this afternoon. This will complete the removal and replacement of the curb, gutter, sidewalk, ramp, and driveway approaches on the west side of Bayview between Bean and Pennsylvania Avenues.  In some locations, it will be necessary to provide conforms from private property walkways and/or driveways to the newly placed sidewalk.  In most of these locations, Vanguard will be providing temporary conforms and will return to install the final conforms at a later date.

One half of the driveway to Bayview Court is also scheduled for a concrete pour this afternoon.  The new ½ driveway will be barricaded and surrounded with caution tape to allow the concrete to cure.  Please refrain from driving on this newly placed concrete driveway until the tape and barricades have been removed, and use caution when accessing and exiting Bayview Court during the replacement of this driveway approach.   It is anticipated that the remaining half of this driveway will be removed and replaced next week.

Curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway, and ramp work on the entire west side of Bayview is scheduled to be completed by the middle to end of next week.   Once the curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway and ramp work on the west side has been completed, the crews will move the one lane/one way northbound traffic to the westerly side of Bayview and establish their new work zone on the east side of Bayview.  Work on the east side will begin at the northern end near Bean Avenue and proceed southerly toward W. Main Street.

Update Posted 7/7/17
BAYVIEW AVENUE:
On Thursday, July 6th, the first three driveway approaches and a good portion of the new sidewalk was placed on the west side of Bayview Avenue between Bean and Pennsylvania. Crews are working to prepare additional sidewalk and driveway approaches on the west side with another concrete pour scheduled for Monday, July 10th. Crews anticipate the completion of the west side of the street within the next two weeks.

Pedestrians are reminded to use the sidewalks on the east side of Bayview only as the westerly half of the street is the current construction zone. Also, please remember to drive slowly and cautiously through the construction area.

  

Almond Grove Street Reconstruction Phase II - Plans & Specifications


Please note that the Plans and Specifications shown below are for information only and should not be used for bidding purposes.

A request for proposals (RFP) for the materials testing component of the Almond Grove Phase II project was released on February 28th.  All information pertaining to the RFP can be found at  http://www.losgatosca.gov/2258/RFPRFQ 

To stay informed of the latest updates regarding the project, visit the Town’s website at www.losgatosca.gov/AlmondGrovePhase2 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.