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 06-13-18

Please be reminded that the Almond Grove Project will be removing and not replacing private improvements, such as brickwork or pavers that have been installed in the park strip area between the sidewalk and curb/gutter. Below is the discussion of this item from the list of Almond Grove Phase 2 Project FAQ’s

I have special brickwork, cobbles, plants, or other items currently in the park strip (the area between the curb and the sidewalk) and would like to replace those after the project is done. Will the contractor replace these for me? 

The contractor will remove the materials in the park strip as necessary in order to install the new curb, gutter, and sidewalk; however these will not be replaced. If you have special items in this area that you wish to replace in the park strip after the project is completed, please remove those items and store them safely on your property until the project is completed. If you wish to replace these items, it will be necessary for the property owner to obtain a no-fee permit to allow the “Private Improvements in the Public Right of Way”. Please contact Michelle Quinney, the Town’s Project Manager at 408-827-3552 to request a no fee permit application should you wish to reinstall improvements in the park strip.

A link to the project FAQ’s is located near the top of this project page.

WILDER AVENUE – JUST ADDED TO SCHEDULE 

Vanguard Construction has been making great progress this season and is now anticipating the completion of Wilder Avenue this season as well. Residents on Wilder will soon be receiving advance notification of the upcoming construction work, which is likely to begin in early July!

MASSOL AVENUE

Massol Avenue between Bean and Bachman continues to be ONE LANE ONE WAY NORTHBOUND ONLY, and should be used for local traffic only. Additionally, during the working hours, Massol between Bachman and Almendra will also be controlled to allow one lane of northbound traffic only. The use of alternate routes is encouraged for those who do not need to use the street to access to their property. If you have to use this roadway, please drive slowly and cautiously through this construction area.

After working hours, the portion of Massol Avenue between Bachman and Los Gatos/Saratoga Road will remain open to two way traffic until it becomes absolutely necessary to reduce this section of roadway to one lane. At that time, it will become necessary eliminate right turns onto Massol from eastbound Los Gatos/Saratoga Road, and to close the westbound left turn pocket from Los Gatos/Saratoga Road on to Massol Avenue, in order to fully implement the one lane one way northbound only traffic control on Massol Avenue.

Work will continue on the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, and accessibility ramps on Massol Avenue between Bachman and Los Gatos/Saratoga Road. The removal of two small segments of roadway in front of 347 and 349 Massol Avenue has been re-scheduled to take place next week. Completion of these segments of roadway will allow for access to the Bay Tree Apartment complex parking areas while the roadway is being removed and replaced.

BEAN AVENUE

Work continues on the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, accessibility ramps, and driveways on the south side of Bean Avenue between N. Santa Cruz and Tait. This portion of roadway is anticipated to become one lane, one way westbound in order to accommodate the new construction. Detours will be in place to guide traffic around the construction area.


TWO WEEK LOOK AHEAD

(June 18 – July 1)

Massol Avenue

  • Begin roadway removal and replacement on the west side between Bean and Bachman (Monday, 6/18)
  • Possible roadway pour on Friday 6/22 or Monday 6/25
  • Maintain “One Lane/One Way Northbound” traffic control
  • Remove and replace small portions of the roadway in front of 347 and 349 Massol Avenue

Tait Avenue

  • Maintain temporary 24 hour Almond Grove permit parking only
  • Begin minor corrective actions

Bean Avenue

  • Complete the removal and replacement of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, accessibility ramps on the south side of Bean between N. Santa Cruz and Tait
  • Begin the removal and replacement of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, accessibility ramps on the north side of Bean between Wilder and Tait
  • Complete the accessibility ramps at the corner of Bean and N. Santa Cruz

Update 06-06-18

TAIT AVENUE

Tait Avenue has been reopened to two way traffic. Street tree planting will be taking place this week and will continue into next week. Residents are not required to water the new street trees as the contractor is responsible for providing the watering and care of the trees until the trees become established. At that point, the Town will take over the street tree maintenance. The “temporary 24 hour permit parking only” restrictions on Tait will remain until work on the adjacent streets has been completed.

MASSOL AVENUE

Massol Avenue between Bean and Almendra is now a ONE LANE ONE WAY NORTHBOUND ONLY, and should be used for local traffic only. We encourage the use of alternate routes for those who do not need to use the street to access to their property. If you have to use this roadway, please drive slowly and cautiously through this construction area.

The portion of Massol Avenue between Almendra and Los Gatos/Saratoga Road will remain open to two way traffic until it becomes absolutely necessary to reduce this section of roadway to one lane. At that time, it will become necessary to close the westbound left turn pocket from Los Gatos/Saratoga Road on to Massol Avenue in order to implement the one lane, one way northbound only traffic control on Massol Avenue between Almendra and Los Gatos/Saratoga Road.

MASSOL AVENUE between BEAN and BACHMAN will be closed to traffic on FRIDAY, JUNE 8th for the placement of the east half of the new concrete roadway. Work is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m.

Immediately following the placement of the concrete, a white curing compound will be sprayed onto the new roadway surface. We would like you to be aware that the curing compound has a strong smell; however this will dissipate several hours after the application.

Residents on the east side of Massol between Bean and Bachman will continue to be without access to their driveways and property frontages as the concrete roadway cures. Once placed, the roadway may look like it is ready for traffic, however, please do not drive on the new concrete roadway until Vanguard Construction has removed all barricades and traffic restrictions, and has officially re-opened the east side to traffic. We anticipate the curing time for the concrete will be between 10-15 days.

NIGHTIME SAWCUTTING – Friday, June 8th to Saturday, June 9th.

Following the placement of the concrete roadway, the roadway must be saw cut into approximate 8’x 8’ squares. This must be done at a very specific point in the concrete’s curing cycle. The exact time of the required saw cutting depends on several factors beyond our control, but has typically begun in the early to late evening hours (Friday night) and has continued throughout the night and into the early morning hours of the next day (Saturday). The operation will include the continual use of large power saws and night lighting (if needed). This is an extremely important and integral part of the concrete roadway construction and we apologize in advance for the unavoidable noise and disruption that this process will create.

Work will continue on the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, and accessibility ramps on Massol Avenue between Bachman and Los Gatos/Saratoga Road. Additionally, two small segments of roadway in front of 347 Massol Avenue are scheduled for removal and replacement this week. Completion of these segments of roadway will allow for access to the Bay Tree Apartment complex parking areas while the roadway is being removed and replaced.

BEAN AVENUE

In is anticipated that work to remove and replace the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, accessibility ramps, and driveways on the south side of Bean Avenue between N. Santa Cruz and Tait will begin on Monday, June 11th. Residents/property owners who will have driveways that are to be removed and replaced will receive advanced notice regarding the timeframe required for the driveway closure. Victory Lane will also be temporarily closed to allow for the removal and replacement of the driveway approach leading to Victory Lane. This portion of roadway is anticipated to become one lane, one way westbound in order to accommodate the new construction. Detours will be in place to guide traffic around the construction area.


Update 05-31-18

TAIT AVENUE

The west half of Tait Avenue between Nicholson and Los Gatos/Saratoga Road is still curing. Although it may seem like the roadway is ready to accommodate vehicular traffic, please refrain from driving over the newly placed roadway until the contractor has removed all traffic barricades and has officially re-opened the lane. We anticipate all of Tait Avenue to be re-opened to two way traffic early next week. The “temporary 24 hour permit parking only” restrictions on Tait will remain until work on the adjacent streets has been completed.

MASSOL AVENUE

Beginning Monday, June 4th, Massol Avenue will become ONE LANE ONE WAY NORTHBOUND ONLY. This traffic pattern will remain in place until the roadway removal and replacement process has been completed on Massol Avenue.

Bean to Nicholson – The first segment of roadway to be removed and replaced will be the east half of Massol between Bean and Nicholson. Residents who live on the east side of this block will need to be prepared to be without curbside access to their properties for an extended period of time while the roadway is removed, replaced, and allowed to cure.

Bachman to Los Gatos/Saratoga Road - Work will continue on the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, and accessibility ramps. Additionally, two small segments of roadway in front of 347 Massol Avenue are scheduled for removal and replacement next week. Completion of these segments of roadway will allow for access to the Bay Tree Apartment complex parking areas while the roadway is being removed and replaced.

Update 05-23-18

TAIT AVENUE

Nicholson to LG/Saratoga Road will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic on FRIDAY, MAY 25th

The final concrete pour for this segment of roadway is scheduled to begin this Friday morning at 5:00 am. Immediately following the placement of the concrete, a white curing compound will be sprayed onto the new roadway surface. We would like you to be aware that the curing compound has a strong smell; however this will dissipate several hours after the application.

Residents on the west side of Tait between Nicholson and LG/Saratoga Road will continue to be without access to their driveways as the concrete roadway cures. Once placed, the roadway may look like it is ready for traffic, however, please do not drive on the new concrete roadway until Vanguard Construction has removed all barricades and traffic restrictions, and has officially re-opened the west side to traffic. We anticipate the curing time for the concrete will be between 10-15 days.

-Nightime Sawcutting – Friday, May 25th to Saturday, May 26th.

Following the placement of the concrete roadway, the roadway must be saw cut into approximate 8’x 8’ squares. This must be done at a very specific point in the concrete’s curing cycle. The exact time of the required sawcutting depends on several factors beyond our control. The contractor will try to complete this process as quickly as possible, however it is possible that the sawcutting may begin in the early to late evening hours (Friday night) and continue throughout the night and into the early morning hours of the next day (Saturday). The operation will include the use of large power saws and night lighting (if needed). This is an extremely important and integral part of the concrete roadway construction and we apologize in advance for the unavoidable noise and disruption that this process will create.

 W. Main to Nicholson - The west half of this section of roadway is still curing. Although it may seem the roadway is ready to accommodate vehicular traffic, please refrain from driving over the newly placed roadway until the contractor has removed all traffic barricades and has re-opened the lane. We anticipate this section of roadway may be opened following the Memorial Day weekend.

MASSOL AVENUE

Bean to Nicholson - Small areas of the roadway at 105 and 121 Massol are scheduled to be removed and replaced on Friday, May 25th. These sections of roadway will allow for continuous access to the apartment units on Massol while the roadway is under construction. While these areas cure, traffic will be diverted around the areas using barricades, cones and delineators. Please obey all traffic signs and use extra caution and stay off of the new pavement until all signs, barricades and traffic diverters have been removed.

Massol/Nicholson intersection – Storm drain work is scheduled to take place in the intersection of Nicholson Avenue and Massol beginning next week. Traffic in and around the intersection may experience delays due to the work and alternate routes are recommended.

Nicholson to Los Gatos/Saratoga Road – Work will continue on the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, and accessibility ramps on the east side of Massol. Two-way traffic is anticipated to be maintained during this operation; however, there may be intermittent delays as the construction vehicles and concrete trucks are maneuvering into and out of the construction area.

BEAN AVENUE

 Work previously anticipated to take place on Bean Avenue has been postponed and is anticipated to be rescheduled in mid-June. Updates will be posted to the project page when this work has been rescheduled.


Update 05-17-18

Tait Avenue – W. Main to Nicholson will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic on FRIDAY, MAY 18th

The final concrete pour for this segment of roadway is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 5:30 am. Detours around the blocks will be in place. Immediately following the placement of the concrete, a white curing compound will be sprayed onto the new roadway surface. We would like you to be aware that the curing compound has a strong smell; however this will dissipate several hours after the application.

Residents on the west side of Tait between W. Main and Nicholson will continue to be without access to their driveways as the concrete roadway cures.  Once placed, the roadway may look like it is ready for traffic, however, please do not drive on the new concrete roadway until Vanguard Construction has removed all barricades and traffic restrictions, and has officially re-opened the west side to traffic. We anticipate the curing time for the concrete will be between 10-15 days.

NIGHTIME SAWCUTTING – Friday, May 18th to Saturday, May 19th.

Following the placement of the concrete roadway, the roadway must be saw cut into approximate 8’x 8’ squares. This must be done at a very specific point in the concrete’s curing cycle. The exact time of the required saw cutting depends on several factors beyond our control, but has typically begun in the early to late evening hours (Friday night) and has continued throughout the night and into the early morning hours of the next day (Saturday). The operation will include the continual use of large power saws and night lighting. This is an extremely important and integral part of the concrete roadway construction and we apologize in advance for the unavoidable noise and disruption that this process will create.

Tait Avenue - Nicholson Avenue to Los Gatos – Saratoga Road

Vanguard Construction is scheduled to being the removal and replacement of the concrete roadway on the west side of Tait Avenue between Nicholson and Los Gatos – Saratoga Road on Monday, May 21st.  Residents on the west side of Tait in these blocks will need to be prepared to be without access to their driveways for an extended period of time beginning Monday morning. 

Massol Avenue – Nicholson to Bachman

Work will continue of the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, and accessibility ramps on Massol between Nicholson and Bachman.  Two-way traffic is anticipated to be maintained during this operation, however, there may be intermittent delays as the concrete trucks are maneuvering into and out of the construction area.

Massol Avenue – Bean to Nicholson

Small areas of the roadway at 105 and 121 Massol are scheduled to be removed and replaced on Friday, May 18th.  These sections of roadway will allow for continuous access to the apartment units on Massol while the roadway is under construction.  While these areas cure, traffic will be diverted around the areas using barricades, cones and delineators.  Please obey all traffic signs and use extra caution and stay off of the new pavement until all signs, barricades and traffic diverters have been removed.

Bean Avenue – Wilder to Tait

Removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalk, and driveway on the north side of Bean between Wilder and Tait are scheduled to begin on Monday of next week (5/21).  Lane closures are anticipated to be in effect during the working hours.  Please allow additional time when traveling in and around the construction areas during this project. 

Update 05-11-18

Tait Avenue - Nicholson Avenue to Los Gatos – Saratoga Road

Vanguard Construction began the placement of the new concrete roadway on the east side of Tait Avenue between Nicholson and Los Gatos – Saratoga Road this morning beginning at 5:00 am.  During the placement of the concrete, these blocks of Tait may be completely closed to vehicular traffic.  Detours around the blocks will be in place.  Immediately following the placement of the concrete, a white curing compound will be sprayed onto the new roadway surface. We would like you to be aware that the curing compound has a strong smell, however this will dissipate several hours after the application.

Once placed, the roadway may look like it is ready for traffic, however, please do not drive on the new concrete roadway until Vanguard Construction has removed all barricades and traffic restrictions, and has officially re-opened the east side to traffic. We anticipate the curing time for the concrete will be between 10-15 days. Access to any driveways on the east side Tait will continue to be prohibited until the concrete roadway has reached a sufficient strength to be re-opened to vehicular traffic.

NIGHTIME SAWCUTTING – Friday, May 11th to Saturday, May 12th.

Following the placement of the concrete roadway, the roadway must be saw cut into approximate 8’x 8’ squares. This must be done at a very specific point in the concrete’s curing cycle. The exact time of the required saw cutting depends on several factors beyond our control, but has typically begun in the early to late evening hours (Friday night) and has continued throughout the night and into the early morning hours of the next day (Saturday). The operation will include the continual use of large power saws and night lighting. This is an extremely important and integral part of the concrete roadway construction and we apologize in advance for the unavoidable noise and disruption that this process will create.

Tait Avenue – W. Main to Nicholson

Work to remove and replace the concrete pavement on the west side of Tait Avenue between W. Main and Nicholson is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 14th.

Residents on the west side of Tait between W. Main and Nicholson should be prepared to be without access to/from Tait Avenue for an extended period of time as the roadway in front of their homes is being removed, replaced, and allowed to cure before being re-opened to vehicular traffic.

Massol Avenue – Nicholson to Bachman

Curbs, gutters, sidewalk, and driveway on the east side of Massol between Nicholson and Bachman are scheduled to be poured on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Two way traffic is anticipated to be maintained during this operation, however there may be intermittent delays as the concrete trucks are maneuvering into and out of the construction area.

Bean Avenue – N. Santa Cruz to Wilder

Curbs, gutters, sidewalk, and driveway on the north side of Bean between N. Santa Cruz and Wilder are scheduled to be poured on Monday of next week.


Update 05-03-18

Tait Avenue - W. Main Street to Nicholson Avenue
Tomorrow, May 4th, Vanguard Construction will begin the placement of the new concrete roadway on the east side of Tait Avenue between W. Main Street and Nicholson Avenue.  During the placement of the concrete, these blocks of Tait will be completely closed to vehicular traffic to allow the concrete trucks to be staged on the west side of the street.  Emergency access will be provided.  Detours will be in place to direct traffic around the construction site.  The estimated time frame for placing the concrete is from 7:00am to 8:00 pm. It is anticipated that the entire east side of Tait between W. Main and Nicholson will be completed tomorrow, however, the completion of those two block in one day depends on many factors, including traffic conditions and weather.  Should additional days be required to complete the concrete pour, the project web page will be updated with information about any subsequent pour day(s).  Immediately following the placement of the concrete, a white curing compound will be sprayed onto the new roadway surface.  We would like you to be aware that the curing compound has a strong smell which will dissipate several hours after the application.  

Once placed, the roadway may look like it is ready for traffic, however, please do not drive on the new concrete roadway until Vanguard Construction has removed all barricades and traffic restrictions, and has officially re-opened the east side to traffic.  We anticipate the curing time for the concrete will be between 10-15 days.  Access to any driveways on the east side Tait will continue to be prohibited until the concrete roadway has reached a sufficient strength to be re-opened to vehicular traffic.


NIGHTIME SAWCUTTING – Friday, May 4th  to Saturday, May 5th.
Following the placement of the concrete roadway, the roadway must be saw cut into approximate 8’x 8’ squares.  This must be done at a very specific point in the concrete’s curing cycle.  The exact time of the required saw cutting depends on several factors beyond our control, but has typically begun in the early to late evening hours (Friday night) and has continued throughout the night and into the early morning hours of the next day (Saturday).   The operation will include the continual use of large power saws and night lighting.  This is an extremely important and integral part of the concrete roadway construction and we apologize in advance for the unavoidable noise and disruption that this process will create.

Tait Avenue - Nicholson to Los Gatos – Saratoga Road
Work to remove and replace the concrete pavement on the east side of Tait Avenue between Nicholson and Los Gatos –Saratoga Road is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 7th.    While the street is under reconstruction, these blocks of Tait will be reduced to one northbound traffic lane only with on-street parking allowed on one side of the street only.

Residents on the east side of Tait between Nicholson and Los Gatos-Saratoga Road should be prepared to be without access to/from Tait Avenue for an extended period of time as the roadway in front of their homes is being removed, replaced, and allowed to cure before being re-opened to vehicular traffic.   The project page will be updated next week with the anticipated date of the concrete roadway pour for these blocks of Tait.  

Massol Avenue – Bean to  Nicholson
Curbs, gutters, sidewalk, and driveway on the east side of Massol between Bean and Nicholson Avenues are scheduled to be poured on Friday, May 5th.   Two way traffic is anticipated to be maintained during this operation, however there may be intermittent delays as the concrete trucks are maneuvering into and out of the construction area.

Bean Avenue – N. Santa Cruz to Wilder
On Friday, May 4th, new concrete sidewalk and driveways will be placed on the north side of Bean Avenue near N. Santa Cruz.  Bean Avenue will be reduced to one lane northbound between N. Santa Cruz and Wilder while this work is being completed (between 8am-5pm).  Once the work has been completed, the block will be reopened to two way traffic.   Work to remove and replace the remaining curbs, gutters, sidewalks, accessibility ramps, and driveways on the north side of Bean Avenue between N. Santa Cruz and Tait Avenue is scheduled to continue next week.

Update 04-20-18
Massol Avenue – between Bean and Nicholson
Curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway replacements on the west side of Massol between Nicholson and Bean Avenues and on the east side of Massol near Bean Avenue will continue next week and are scheduled to be completed before Friday (4/27)  prior to the Cat’s Hill Bicycle Race.  Removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, and sidewalks is scheduled continue on the east side of Massol between Nicholson and Bean beginning the week of April 30th.

Tait Avenue Roadway Reconstruction to Begin April 30th.
Concrete roadway replacements for this spring/summer are scheduled to begin on April 30th, weather permitting.  The first roadway to be removed and replaced this spring will be Tait Avenue.  The pavement removal and replacement work will begin on the east side of the roadway beginning with the block between West Main and Bean.  Work will proceed on the east side of Tait working northerly toward Nicholson.  Once the work on the east side has cured sufficiently to allow vehicular traffic, the one lane of one way northbound traffic will be switch to the new concrete roadway and the removal and replacement of the west side of the roadway will begin.   Residents on the east side of Tait between W. Main and Nicholson should be prepared to be without driveway access to/from Tait Avenue for an extended period of time as the roadway in front of their homes is being removed, replaced, and allowed to cure before being re-opened to vehicular traffic.  As the work progresses, all residents in the blocks under construction will be given advance notice which will include the anticipated time frame for the roadway work and driveway closures.

Update 04-13-18
Curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway replacements on Tait Avenue are scheduled to be wrapped up on Friday. Removal and replacement of curbs, gutters, and sidewalks will continue on Bean between Tait and Massol and on Massol between Bean and Nicholson.  Due to the width of Massol, it may be possible to establish a work zone on one side of the street while still maintaining two way traffic, however on street parking will only be available on one side of the street.  Residents on this block of Massol may now  request temporary Almond Grove (AG) parking permits.  
Please be reminded that the AG temporary parking permits are not valid for parking in private parking lots but can be used in the Town municipal parking lots as well as in the Almond Grove permit parking areas.  
The Town is currently reviewing the contractor’s proposed schedule for the removal and replacement of the concrete roadways for the upcoming roadway reconstruction season.  This work is anticipated to begin on April 30th, weather permitting.  The concrete streets anticipated to be removed and replaced this season are Tait, Bean, and Massol.  Updated and more detailed information regarding the schedule will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.  
Vanguard will halt all work in advance of the upcoming Cat’s Hill Bike Race.  The contractor will remove the work zones and open up all pedestrians walkways to accommodate the anticipated influx of spectators and racers for the event.  

Update Posted 4/4/18

Concrete pours are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week on Tait Avenue between W. Main Street and Bean Avenue and on a portion of Bean Avenue between Tait Avenue and Massol Avenue.  Because of the narrow roadways, it will be necessary to completely close the street to all traffic (except emergency vehicles) while the concrete trucks are on site and the concrete is being placed.  We appreciate your patience during this time and apologize for this inconvenience.
During the nice weather, Vanguard Construction will continue on the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street trees, driveway approaches and accessibility ramps on Tait Avenue between W. Main Street and Bean Avenue, and on Bean Avenue between Tait Avenue and Massol Avenue.   This work on these streets is anticipated to be completed and the area buttoned up prior to the Cat’s Hill Bicycle Race on Saturday, April 28th.   Depending on the weather conditions, roadway removals and replacement may begin as early as April 30th on Tait Avenue.  Updates on the scheduling of the roadway removal and replacement work will be posted on this web page.

Update posted 3/8/18


Weather has cleared and the contractor will continue working on Tait Avenue between W. Main and Bean Avenues as the weather allows.

Update posted 3/1/18
Due to rains in the forecast for next week and beyond, work originally scheduled to begin on Monday, March 5th on Tait Avenue between W. Main and Bean Avenues has been postponed.  Updates will be posted to this project page when the work is rescheduled.

Update posted 2/27/18

Door hanger notices that were delivered last week to residents on portions of Bean Avenue and on portions of Massol Avenue indicating that work was scheduled to begin on March 5th are no longer valid. Work is scheduled to begin on Tait Avenue between W. Main and Bean Avenues beginning March 5th. This work will not include any work on Bean or Massol Avenues at this time. Once the work on Tait nears completion, the work on Bean and Massol will be rescheduled and residents will be re-notified of the new start date.

Although rains slowed construction this week, the contractor’s goal is to have the work on the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways on the east side of Tait Avenue between Bachman and Los Gatos-Saratoga Road completed before the next rain which is anticipated to arrive on Thursday, March 1st.

Curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway work on Tait Avenue between W. Main Street and Bean Avenue will begin on Monday, March 5th providing the rains subside and a clear weather pattern is in the forecast,. Traffic on this block of Tait will be modified to be one lane, one way northbound only beginning early next week. A work zone will be established on the west side of the block and the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways on the west side of Tait will begin at the north end of the block near Bean Avenue and proceed southerly towards W. Main Street. Once the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways on the east side of the block is completed, the work zone and traffic lanes will be shifted and the work will begin on the west side of the block.

During the construction on this block of Tait, drop-off and pick-up for students at St. Mary’s school will be from Lyndon Avenue.

Unfortunately due to the narrower roadway on this block of Tait, on street parking will not be able to be provided. Residents of this block of Tait are urged to obtain an Almond Grove temporary parking permit that will allow parking for extended periods of time in the Town lots or on other streets in the Almond Grove area. Temporary Almond Grove Parking permits may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rose, Police Department Community Outreach Coordinator at Jrose@LosGatosCA.gov . Residents are not permitted to park in the St. Mary’s parking lot.

Residents on this block of Tait who have private improvements (such as brick work, pavers, stepping stones, etc) in the park strip area are requested to remove these improvements or notify the contractor if the homeowner wishes to have these improvements removed by the contractor and placed onto the homeowners private property. The project will not be re-installing any private improvements in this park strip area. Should a resident wish to reinstall any improvements in this area, a no-fee permit is required. Please contact Mquinney@LosGatosCA.gov should you wish to obtain a permit for the re-installation of private improvements in this park strip area.

The schedule for the removal and replacement of the concrete roadway on Tait Avenue has not been scheduled. Residents will be given advance notice prior to any roadway work being scheduled.

Update posted 2/23/18

A majority of the new curbs, gutters, driveways, and sidewalks on the east side of Tait Avenue between Almendra and Los Gatos-Saratoga Road are being poured today.  Crews will return to the site next week to complete the work on the east side of Tait Avenue between Bachman and Los Gatos – Saratoga Road.   As there is rain expected late next week, the goal is to have the work on the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways on the east side completed before that rain arrives.  

Curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway work on Tait Avenue between W. Main Street and Bean Avenue has tentatively been scheduled to begin as early as March 5th.    Updates regarding the start of work on this block will be posted to this project page next week.

Property owners on each street being reconstructed have received, or will be receiving, a letter from the Town requesting a temporary “Right of Entry” for construction purposes.  As the work proceeds and the new sidewalks are installed, it may be necessary for the contractor to complete some minor work on private property to ensure that there is a smooth transition between the new improvements being installed with the project and the existing improvements on private property.  In several locations, sanitary sewer clean-outs need to be relocated out of the public sidewalk or park strip areas and onto private property.   This work is minor in nature and residents are notified prior to any work being performed.  To allow the contractor to complete this work and to expedite the project, please return these Right of Entry forms to the Town as soon as possible after receiving them.

Work to relocate the sanitary sewer cleanouts on Almendra, Bean, and Massol Avenues  are anticipated to begin in the near future, once again depending on weather.  Those properties with sanitary sewer clean outs currently located in the sidewalk or park strip areas will have the cleanouts relocated to the private property area near the back of sidewalk.

PG&E also anticipates beginning the gas line upgrade work on Massol Avenue within the next few weeks, depending on weather.

Update posted 2/16/18

The new curbs, gutters, driveways, and sidewalks on the west side of Tait Avenue between Almendra and Los Gatos-Saratoga Road are being poured today.  On Tuesday 2/20, crews will return to the site to continue work on the west side of Tait Avenue between Bachman and Almendra.  Additionally on Tuesday, tree removals will begin on Tait Avenue between Bachman and Los Gatos-Saratoga Road.  Two trees on Almendra will also be removed during this timeframe.  During the tree removal process it is anticipated that Tait Avenue between Bachman and Los Gatos-Saratoga Road will need to be completely closed to traffic for intermittent periods of time as the large trees are being removed.  

Update posted 2/9/18
The new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on the east side of Tait Avenue between Nicholson and Bachman are being poured today.  On Monday, crews will return to this block to remove the concrete form boards and to place asphalt conforms between the new gutters and the existing street.  Once this work has been completed, this block of Tait Avenue will be re-opened to two way traffic.  The temporary “24 hour permit parking only” restrictions will continue on the block until the completion of the final street removal and replacement which is anticipated to take place in late Spring or early Summer, depending on weather.  Installation of new street trees will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks.
 
The next section of Tait which is scheduled for the removal of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways will be the segment between Bachman Avenue and Los Gatos-Saratoga Road.  Work will begin on the west side of this segment today with the sawcutting of the areas to be removed.  On Monday, February 12th, prior to demolition work beginning on the west side of this segment, traffic control will be implemented to establish the one lane one way northbound only traffic on Tait Avenue between Bachman Avenue and Los Gatos- Saratoga Road.  Additionally the “temporary 24 hour permit parking only” restrictions will be implemented on this segment.  Tree removals for this segment are anticipated to take place within the next two weeks.

Update posted 2/2/18
The new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on the west side of Tait Avenue between Nicholson and Bachman were poured today.  The removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on the east side is scheduled to begin on Monday 2/5.  Additionally on Monday, crews will be removing the form boards and placing asphalt conforms on the west side of this block.   As crews will be working on both sides of Tait Avenue between Nicholson and Bachman on Monday, the roadway may be temporarily closed to all traffic with detours in place until the work on the west side can be completed.  Once the work on the west side has been completed, the one way northbound lane will be moved to the west side of the street and the block re-opened to traffic.  Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.  Work will continue throughout the week on the east side of this block with the pouring of concrete for the new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks currently scheduled to take place on next Friday 2/9. 

Should the clear weather continue, the next section of Tait that would be scheduled for the removal of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways will be the segment between Los Gatos- Saratoga Road and Bachman Avenue.  Work would begin on the west side of this segment only if there is another extended period of forecasted clear weather.  Updates to the schedule will continue to be posted on this project page.

Update posted 1/25/18
Based on a forecasted period of clear weather, construction is anticipated to begin again tomorrow on the block of Tait Avenue between Nicholson and Bachman.  Sawcutting on the east side of the block is scheduled to take place tomorrow, with the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on the west side beginning on Monday 1/29.  The one lane one way northbound traffic control pattern is anticipated to be implemented on Monday morning to allow for the construction to proceed on this block.  The temporary 24 hour permit parking only zone will also be established on this block beginning on Monday morning and on-street parking will only be available on the east side of Tait between Nicholson and Bachman.  Any resident needing a temporary Almond Grove parking permit may contact Jackie Rose, Police Department Community Outreach Coordinator, at Jrose@losgatosca.gov or by phone at 408-354-6853.

Update posted 1/19/18
Work on the Almond Grove Phase 2 project continues to be on hold due to weather.

Update posted 1/3/18
The project is currently on hold due to forecasted rains and will be hit and miss on progress through the winter.  As soon as the weather forecast shows a clearing, Vanguard Construction will continue with the removal and replacement of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and street trees on Tait Avenue between Nicholson and Bachman Avenues.  This work will continue, weather permitting, throughout the winter months.    

Street tree removals and sawcutting of the curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the west side of the block, were anticipated to begin on Monday, January 8th, however this work also may need to be rescheduled due to weather.  When these operations are able to continue, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted in advance to allow for the work to proceed.  For safety, the tree removal process may also require temporary and intermittent complete street closures depending on the size of trees being removed.  Crews will work diligently to keep any complete street closures to a minimum.  

Prior to the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, vehicular traffic patterns for this block of Tait Avenue will be modified to accommodate one lane, one way northbound vehicular traffic only.   This is the same process that has been used on all other blocks in the Almond Grove Street Reconstruction project. 

Temporary 24 hour permit parking only will also be implemented on this block of Tait Avenue.  Residents on Tait who would like to obtain a temporary Almond Grove Parking permit should contact Jackie Rose, Police Department Community Outreach Coordinator, at jrose@losgatosca.gov or by phone at 1-408-354-6853.  

As a reminder, work on Tait Avenue during the upcoming winter months will involve only the removal and replacement of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street trees, and other minor work associated with those elements of the street reconstruction project.  The actual roadway removal and replacement for Tait Avenue will not be scheduled until after the rainy season which is anticipated to be in the late spring or early summer.   The work on the curbs, gutters, sidewalks on Tait Avenue will proceed on a block by block basis toward Highway 9 with work being scheduled based on upcoming weather forecasts.  Residents whose frontage will be affected by the construction work will be given advanced notice of the upcoming construction work once it has been scheduled.  Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to find alternate routes through the neighborhood to avoid the construction area.  

Update posted 12/6/17
San Jose Water Company’s contractor, Lewis & Tibbitts, Inc., will be completing night work on water lines in the intersection of Almendra and N. Santa Cruz Avenues beginning Thursday evening (12/7) at 10:30 pm and continuing until 6 am Friday morning (12/8).  This work is being completed during the night as a shutdown of the water service to several residents and businesses will be required.  Those residents and businesses that will have their water service interrupted have been notified by San Jose Water Company.
For questions please contact San Jose Water Company at 408-279-7871 or Lewis & Tibbitts, Inc. at 408-925-0220.

Update posted 11/29/17
Vanguard crews will continue with the removal and replacement of curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway work on Tait Avenue between Nicholson Avenue and Hwy 9 beginning after January 2, 2018 and continuing through the winter/early spring, weather permitting.  Residents will be notified in advance of any work being planned along their frontage, however given the uncertainty of the weather; it is likely there will be unavoidable rain delays that may impact the overall progress of work.  The contractors plan for continuing work during the winter months will be to remove and replace concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveways in smaller segments that can be completed between forecasted breaks in the weather.  As mentioned previously, concrete pavement removal and replacement work will not begin until late spring of 2018 after the majority of the rainy season has passed.

The removal and replacement of the roadway on Tait Avenue between Bean Avenue and Hwy 9 will be scheduled for the 2018 construction season.  Other streets to be addressed during the next construction season are currently anticipated to include Bean Avenue between N. Santa Cruz and Massol Avenues, and Massol Avenue between Hwy 9 and Bean Avenue.  

Update posted 11/17/17
BAYVIEW AVE –
The contractor will be addressing the final punch list items on Bayview over the next several weeks and into mid December as weather permits.  The final traffic stripes and markings required on Bayview Ave will be installed in mid December.  Following the completion of the pavement striping and marking, the temporary STOP signs at the intersection of Bayview and Pennsylvania will be removed.  

GLEN RIDGE AVE – Open to two way traffic today!
The one-lane, one-way northbound traffic restriction for GLEN RIDGE AVENUE between Hernandez and Bachman is scheduled to be removed today and traffic patterns returned to their pre-project condition.  Temporary traffic signage will remain until the final pavement marking and striping can be installed, which is currently scheduled to take place in mid-December.  Construction crews will continue to complete minor clean up and punch list items of work on Glen Ridge and may need to implement minor temporary traffic control measures, however no further complete closures of Glen Ridge are anticipated.  Recently planted street trees in the planter strip between Bachman and Nicholson will be staked and the park strip area will also receive a layer of mulch next week.  
Thank you all for your patience during the reconstruction of this street.
 
TAIT AVE – Between Bean and Nicholson
Curbs, gutters, and sidewalks are now complete on this block of Tait Avenue.  Street tree planting has been completed and the trees are currently being staked.  Next week the park strip areas will receive a layer of mulch, and construction crews will continue to complete minor clean up and punch list items of this section of Tait Avenue.

As a reminder, the temporary 24 hour permit parking on this block of Tait Avenue is scheduled to remain in place until after all of the street reconstruction work, including the concrete roadway, has been completed on all of Tait Avenue from W. Main to Hwy 9, which is anticipated to be in the late Spring/early Summer of 2018.   The temporary permit parking has been determined to be the best method to allow residents of Tait whose block is under construction to find parking on an adjacent block.  Temporary Almond Grove Parking Permits previously issued will now be valid until July 1, 2018.

FUTURE WORK
Vanguard has expressed an interest continuing the removal and replacement of curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway work on Tait Avenue between Nicholson and Hwy 9 through the winter/early spring, weather permitting.  Any continuation of this removal and replacement work would not begin until after January 2, 2018.  Residents would be notified in advance of any work being planned, however given the uncertainty of the weather; it is likely there will be unavoidable rain delays that may impact the schedule.    

The removal and replacement of concrete roadways will not begin again until the spring of 2018, after the majority of the rainy season has past.  The removal and replacement of the roadway on Tait Avenue will be scheduled for the 2018 construction season.  Other streets to be addressed next year will be determined following the completion of utility work currently scheduled on many of the Almond Grove streets. 

Update posted 11/6/17

GLEN RIDGE AVE – PAVING UPDATE

GLEN RIDGE AVENUE between Hernandez and Bachman is scheduled to be closed to vehicular traffic on Tuesday, November 7th between 8am and 7pm to allow for the concrete to be placed at the intersection of Glen Ridge and Nicholson.  In order to beat the anticipated rain forecast for Wednesday, crews may be working overtime on Monday evening to prepare the area for the concrete pour on Tuesday,  Should the concrete be placed as scheduled on Tuesday, the saw cutting of the intersection panels is anticipated to occur late Tuesday evening and possibly throughout the night and into the early morning hours on Wednesday.  We apologize for the expected noise and disruption from this operation, however the saw cutting is very time sensitive and is critical to the performance of the concrete roadway.  

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained throughout the day, however all other vehicles will be detoured around the area until the concrete pour has been completed.  

 ALMOND GROVE UTILITY WORK UNDERWAY

San Jose Water Company has begun underground utility upgrades and maintenance work in the Almond Grove area.  Work is anticipated to take place on portions of Massol, Almendra, Wilder, Nicholson, and Bean. 

Update posted 11/2/17

TAIT AVE – Between Bean and Nicholson

Curbs, gutters, and sidewalks are now complete on this block of Tait Avenue.  The planting of Eastern Redbud street trees is scheduled to take place the week of November 13th.  

 The temporary 24 hour permit parking on this block of Tait Avenue is scheduled remain in place until after the street reconstruction work, including the concrete roadway, has been completed on all of Tait Avenue from W. Main to Hwy 9, which is anticipated to be in the late Spring/early Summer of 2018.   The temporary permit parking has been determined to be the best method to allow residents of Tait whose block is under construction to find parking on an adjacent block.  Temporary Almond Grove Parking Permits previously issued will now be valid until July 1, 2018.

GLEN RIDGE AVENUE between Hernandez and Bachman is scheduled to be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday, November 3rd between 7am and 5pm to allow for the concrete to be placed on the west side of the roadway.  Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained throughout the day, however all other vehicles will be detoured around the area until the concrete pour has been completed.  This work is necessary to replace various roadway panels that were found to be detective.

Unfortunately, due to rain in the forecast, the removal and replacement of the west half of the Nicholson/Glen Ridge intersection has been postponed until next week.  If the weather remains clear next week and the crews are able to remove and replace the west half of the intersection next week, it is anticipated the roadway will still be able to be re-opened the week of  November 20th.

 The intersection of Glen Ridge and Nicholson will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the week of November 20th. Traffic is being detoured to Hernandez, Ellenwood, Alexander, and Bachman Avenues to bypass the Glen Ridge/Nicholson intersection.

 Street trees in several locations between Nicholson and Bachman are currently scheduled to be installed beginning the week of November 13th.

Update posted 10/30/17

TAIT AVE – Between Bean and Nicholson

Due to the high level of dust and debris left on the roadway, Vanguard was able to sweep the street this morning. Thus, roadway sweeping has now been completed.   Please ignore the previous update stating “NO Parking on Tait, Tuesday, October 31 from 8am to noon”.  We apologize for any inconveniences.  Finally, Vanguard will be out tomorrow to make the final touches on Tait Ave for a safe Halloween.

Happy Halloween!

Update posted 10/27/17

TAIT AVE – Between Bean and Nicholson

The removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on Tait Avenue from Bean Ave to Nicholson Avenue is now complete!  It was anticipated that this block of Tait would be re-opened to two way traffic by the end of the workday on Monday, October 30th , however, crews are working diligently to backfill planter strip areas and complete cleanup activities that would allow the roadway to be reopened to two way traffic by the end of the workday today.  Should there be additional work necessary prior to the safe opening of the roadway to two way traffic at the end of the workday today, Tait will remain a one way street over the weekend with the final cleanup work completed on Monday, Oct. 30th and the two way traffic re-established by the end of the workday on Monday.  Planting of the street trees and the mulching of the planter strip area will be completed at a later date and is not anticipated to require a full road closure for these activities.

NO ON STREET PARKING will be allowed on Tait Avenue on Tuesday, October 31st between the hours of 8am – noon to allow for a final street sweeping in preparation for the Halloween events later that afternoon/evening. Please help us provide a clean street by keeping parked cars off of the roadway until the sweeping has been completed.

GLEN RIDGE/NICHOLSON INTERSECTION REMAINS CLOSED THRU NOVEMBER 20TH

The intersection of Glen Ridge and Nicholson will remain closed to bicycle and vehicular traffic until mid-November due to the replacement of the concrete pavement within this intersection. Traffic is being detoured to Hernandez, Ellenwood, Alexander, and Bachman Avenues to bypass the Glen Ridge/Nicholson intersection.

It is anticipated that the one lane northbound lane of traffic on Glen Ridge between Hernandez and Bachman will be moved to the easterly half of the roadway beginning November 1st.  This will allow for the work to remove and replace the west half of the Glen Ridge/Nicholson intersection and also the removal and replacement of several pavement panels on the westerly half of the roadway that were found to be defective.   Crews are currently sawcutting the areas where pavement panels will need to be removed and replaced, and are raising various utility manholes in the street to match the new street grades.  Final completion and re-opening of Glen Ridge, including the Nicholson intersection, is anticipated by November 20th (weather dependent).  

PARK STRIP IMPROVEMENTS:  Many residents have asked if the hardscape (brickwork, pavers, rocks) that is removed from the park strip area will be replaced by the project.  The project will not replace these amenities in the park strip area.  If the items in this area can be easily removed and salvaged by the contractor (such as loose bricks, pavers, stepping stones, rocks, etc) and if the homeowner requests these items to be saved, the contractor will remove those items prior to the demolition of the sidewalk, curb, and gutter, and will stack the items on the adjacent property.  Should the property owner wish to re-install improvements in this park strip area following the completion of the street reconstruction project, the property owner will need to obtain a no-fee permit for the “Re-installation of Private Improvements in the Public Right of Way” from the Town.  

Update posted 10/20/17

The roadway paving on the east side of Glen Ridge was completed on Thursday with over 40 loads of concrete being placed on the street. Although it may be extremely tempting to drive, bicycle, or walk on the new concrete roadway pavement, please stay off of the new pavement until the project team has determined the concrete has cured sufficiently and has removed the barricades and caution tape and the roadway is officially re-opened. For pedestrian access, please use the sidewalks to navigate around the construction zone and do not attempt to cross the roadway at any point.

GLEN RIDGE/NICHOLSON INTERSECTION CLOSED THRU NOVEMBER 20TH
The intersection of Glen Ridge and Nicholson will remain closed to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic due until mid-November due to the replacement of the concrete pavement within this intersection. The first (east) half of the intersection was completed this week and is anticipated to be curing until October 31st. Work to remove the west half of the intersection is currently scheduled to begin in early November with final completion and re-opening of the intersection anticipated by November 20th (weather dependent). Traffic will be detoured to Hernandez, Ellenwood, Alexander, and Bachman Avenues to bypass the Glen Ridge/Nicholson intersection.

TAIT AVE SIDEWALK, CURB AND GUTTER REMOVAL CONTINUES
The removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on Tait Avenue from Bean Ave to Nicholson Avenue continues of the east side of the block. Crews are working diligently to have the curb, gutter, and sidewalk work completed on this block before October 31st. 

Update posted 10/13/17 - 
HALLOWEEN 
Work is continuing as noted below on Bayview, Tait and Glen Ridge Avenues. Similar to Bachman last year, all construction areas will be secured and clear pedestrian pathways and vehicular detours delineated in anticipation of the large number of pedestrians and vehicles expected in the neighborhood for Halloween and the Halloween weekend.
 
BAYVIEW AVENUE
The major work on Bayview Avenue has been completed.  Vehicular and pedestrian traffic has been restored to pre-project conditions. Final minor contract items and completion of corrective work will be completed over the next month. 
 
GLEN RIDGE – Between Hernandez and Bachman
 
GLEN RIDGE/NICHOLSON  -  INTERSECTION CLOSURE
Beginning Monday, October 16th, the intersection of Glen Ridge and Nicholson Avenue will be closed completely to traffic to accommodate the removal of the concrete within the intersection and the preparation of the area for the new concrete pavement. There will be no access for pedestrians or vehicles from Nicholson across Glen Ridge until the pavement has been placed and cured sufficiently to allow the reopening of this intersection. The intersection will be removed and replaced in two separate phases and is anticipated to be closed until mid-November. Residents with driveways onto Nicholson within the closed area will be allowed access to their driveways and properties, but will not be able to continue across Glen Ridge.  Vehicles are encouraged to use Bachman or Pennsylvania Avenues for the east/westbound access in the neighborhood. The closure has been coordinated with emergency responders. 
 
Work to prepare the east half of Glen Ridge for new concrete pavement will continue next week with concrete anticipated to be placed on Wednesday 10/18 or Thursday 10/19.  During the working hours of Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, it is anticipated that Glen Ridge may be closed for extended periods of time to allow for the preparation of the roadway. Vehicular traffic is encourage to use alternate routes and avoid driving on Glen Ridge next week.  Glen Ridge will be closed entirely during the day of the concrete pour. Detours will be implemented. As was done with the west half of the roadway, the sawcutting procedure will follow after the concrete has been placed and is anticipated to last throughout the night and into the early morning hours.  
 
TAIT AVENUE – Between Bean Avenue and Nicholson
The one northbound lane and the on street parking on this block have been switched to the west side of the street. Work to remove the curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the east side of the street is now underway. It is anticipated that this work will be completed prior to October 31st and the street returned to two way traffic at that time.

Update posted 10/6/17

TAIT AVENUE – Between Bean Avenue and Nicholson
Construction crews are on track to complete the pouring of the new concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the west side of this block of Tait Avenue today.  Work to remove the curb, gutter, sidewalk on the east side of this block of Tait Avenue may begin as early as next week, dependent on the availability of crews.  Prior to beginning the work on the east side, the one lane of one way northbound traffic will be switched to the westerly half of the street to allow the work zone to be established on the easterly half of the street.  Parking will also be moved to the west side of the street as well.
 
GLEN RIDGE AVENUE- Between Hernandez and Bachman
One lane of northbound traffic is available on the westerly half of Glen Ridge Avenue between Hernandez and Bachman.  The removal of the easterly half of the roadway has been completed and crews will now be working to prepare the area for the placement of the new curbs and gutters.  It is anticipated that the concrete for the new curbs and gutters on the east side of Glen Ridge will be placed next week.  After the curb and gutter on the east side has been completed, the work to place the new roadway will begin.  At all times when concrete is being placed, GLEN RIDGE AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED COMPLETELY FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME as the concrete trucks are delivering and placing their loads.  Detours will be in place and we encourage motorists to choose alternate routes during this time.  Emergency access will be accommodated at all times.

It is anticipated that THE INTERSECTION OF GLEN RIDGE AND NICHOLSON WILL BE CLOSED COMPLETELY TO TRAFFIC ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 16TH to allow for the total reconstruction of this intersection.  It is possible the intersection will remain closed completely to traffic until mid-November, depending on concrete cure time.  Detours will be in place to direct traffic around this intersection.  The contractor and Town will coordinate this closure with all emergency responders to insure that emergency access is always accommodated.

BAYVIEW AVENUE
Planting of the street trees on Bayview is scheduled to begin next week.  Additionally the park strip areas will receive a final layer of bark mulch.  Other minor work items on Bayview will continue depending on the availability of crews.  
 
ALMOND GROVE PROJECT AND HALLOWEEN
Work on the Almond Grove project will continue as scheduled up to and beyond October 31st. Vanguard Construction is aware of the upcoming Halloween event in the Almond Grove neighborhood and will take additional precautions to secure the construction sites in anticipation of the flood of pedestrians expected at the events on the evening of October 31st.  If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Vanguard’s project superintendent Zac Costa at 1-925-724-4902.

Update posted 9/29/17
ALMOND GROVE PROJECT AND HALLOWEEN
Work on the Almond Grove project will continue as scheduled up to and beyond October 31st. Vanguard Construction is aware of the upcoming Halloween event in the Almond Grove neighborhood and will take additional precautions to secure the construction sites in anticipation of the flood of pedestrians anticipated for the events on the evening of October 31st.  If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Vanguard’s project superintendent Zac Costa at 1-925-724-4902.

TAIT AVENUE – Between Bean Avenue and Nicholson

Tree removals on Tait Avenue between Bean and Nicholson have been completed.  The removal/grinding of the remaining tree stumps is schedule to take place next week.  Additionally, next week the construction crews will continue to place forms for the new curb, gutter, and sidewalks on the west side of Tait Avenue between Bean and Nicholson and anticipate completion of the west side sidewalk, curbs and gutters by the end of next week or early the following week.  Work to remove the curb, gutter, sidewalk on the east side of Tait Avenue between Bean and Nicholson is dependent on the availability of crews, but is currently scheduled to begin the week of October 16th.   

GLEN RIDGE AVENUE
Beginning Monday, October 2nd, the one lane of northbound traffic on Glen Ridge Avenue between Hernandez and Bachman will be shifted to travel on the new concrete pavement on the west side of Glen Ridge Avenue.  A work zone will be established on the east side of the roadway.  Once traffic has been shifted and the work zone established on the east side of the street, crews will begin the removal of the easterly half of the roadway, as well as the curb and gutter on the east side of Glen Ridge between Hernandez and Bachman.  During this demolition process, GLEN RIDGE AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED COMPLETELY FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME between the working hours of 8am and 5pm as trucks are being loaded with the demolished roadway.  Detours will be in place and we encourage motorists to choose alternate routes during this time.  Emergency access will be accommodated at all times.
It is anticipated that THE INTERSECTION OF GLEN RIDGE AND NICHOLSON WILL BE CLOSED COMPLETELY TO TRAFFIC ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 16TH to allow the construction of this intersection.  It is possible the intersection will remain closed completely to traffic until mid-November, depending on concrete cure time.  Detours will be in place to direct traffic around this intersection.  The contractor and Town will coordinate this closure with all emergency responders to insure that emergency access is always accommodated.

BAYVIEW AVENUE
Bayview Avenue has now been opened completely to traffic, however there is still work remaining prior to the completion of the work on this street.  The major items remaining to be completed include the planting of street trees, the installation of park strip mulch, and the final street striping.  These remaining work items on Bayview will be scheduled to be completed over the few months as work crews are currently focused on the completion of the roadway on Glen Ridge before the rains begin.
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Update posted 9/28/17
TAIT AVENUE TREE REMOVAL
Tree removals on Tait Avenue between Bean and Nicholson began today, Thursday September 28th and are anticipated to continue into Friday, September 29th.  During the tree removal operation, on street parking will not be allowed on Tait Avenue between Bean and Nicholson Avenues between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm.  “No Parking Signs” have been posted on barricades in the areas where parking is to be prohibited. 

Update posted 9/20/17:
GLEN RIDGE AVENUE CLOSED FOR ROADWAY POUR – THURSDAY, September 21st – 5AM – 6PM    
Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to Pennsylvania Avenue on Thursday, September 21st from 5am to 6pm while the concrete for the west side of Glen Ridge Avenue is being placed. Vehicular Traffic will also be detoured back to Ellenwood/Alexander Avenues and then on to Bachman Avenue to bypass Glen Ridge Avenue.
  
GLEN RIDGE AVENUE ROADWAY CONCRETE POUR – Thursday, September 21st – 5am – 6pm

Tomorrow, September 21st, Vanguard Construction will begin the placement of the new concrete on the west side of Glen Ridge Ave. During the placement of the concrete Glen Ridge Avenue will be closed to traffic to allow the concrete trucks to be staged on the east side of the street. The estimated time frame for placing the concrete is from 5:30am to 6pm. It is anticipated that with an early 5am start, the entire west side of Glen Ridge between Bachman Ave to Nicholson Ave and from Nicholson Ave to Hernandez Ave will be completed in one day. However, the completion of the entire street in one day depends on many factors, including weather and traffic conditions.  Should additional days be required, the project web page will be updated with information about any subsequent pour day(s).

Access to driveways on the west side of Glen Ridge will continue to be prohibited until the concrete roadway has reached a sufficient strength to be re-opened to vehicular traffic.  If you have special access needs, please contact the Town’s Project Manager, Kevin Selfridge at 408-827-3549.

Although it may look like the roadway is ready for traffic, please do not drive on the new concrete roadway until Vanguard Construction has removed all barricades and traffic restrictions, and has officially re-opened the east side to traffic.  We anticipate the curing time for the concrete will be between 10-15 days.

NIGHTIME SAWCUTTING – THURSDAY September 21st 6 PM to FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd 12 PM
Following the placement of the concrete roadway, the roadway must be saw cut into approximate 8’x 8’ squares.  This must be done at a very specific point in the concrete’s curing cycle.  The exact time of the required saw cutting depends on several factors beyond our control, but has typically begun in the early to late evening hours (Thursday) and has continued throughout the night and into the early morning hours of the next day (Friday).  This is an extremely important and integral part of the concrete roadway construction and we apologize in advance for the unavoidable noise and disruption that this process will create.

TAIT AVE SIDEWALK, CURB AND GUTTER BEGINS Monday, September 25th
The removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on Tait Avenue from Bean Ave to Nicholson Avenue is anticipated to begin on Monday, September 25th. The work will begin on the west side of Tait Ave at Nicholson Ave and will proceed toward Bean Ave. As has been done with other streets of Almond Grove Street Reconstruction Project, Tait Ave will become a one lane, one way northbound only street for the duration of the construction on Tait Ave between Bean and Nicholson.  Parking will become temporary permit parking only, 24 hours a day, and will be made available only on one side of the street during construction. Residents on Tait Ave wishing to obtain a temporary Almond Grove Parking permit should contact Jackie Rose, Police Department Community Outreach Coordinator at Jrose@losgatosca.gov or by phone at 1-408-354-6853.   

Reminder Regarding Park Strip Improvements – As a reminder, the Almond Grove Street Reconstruction Project includes the removal of any hardscape, such as brick walkways or pavers, located in the park strip area between the curb and sidewalk.  At the property owner’s request, Vanguard will make every attempt to salvage bricks, pavers, or other hardscape and stack these in the driveway for the property owner’s future use.  The project will not be replacing any hardscape or other private improvements that were previously installed in this area.  Should a property owner wish to reinstall the hardscape following the completion of the project, a no fee encroachment permit and an agreement for the installation of the private improvements in the public right of way would be required from the property owner prior to any re-installation of hardscape in this area.   Should you wish to obtain a no-fee encroachment permit for re-installation of private hardscape improvements in the park strip area, please contact Michelle Quinney, Special Projects Manager at mquinney@losgatosca.gov.

BAYVIEW WILL OPEN TO TWO WAY TRAFFIC ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Although it may look like the roadway is ready for traffic, please do not drive on the new concrete roadway until Vanguard Construction has removed all barricades and traffic restrictions, and has officially re-opened.

Update posted 9/13/17:
BAYVIEW AVENUE CLOSED FOR ROADWAY POUR – THURSDAY September 14th  – 6am – 6pm    
Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to Tait Avenue on Thursday, September 14th from 6am to 6pm while the concrete for the east side of Bayview Avenue is being placed.  
BAYVIEW ROADWAY CONCRETE POUR – Thursday September 14th – 6am – 6pm
Tomorrow, September 14th, Vanguard Construction will begin the placement of the new concrete on the east side of Bayview.  During the placement of the concrete Bayview Avenue will be closed to traffic in order to allow the concrete trucks to be staged on the west side of the street.  The estimated time frame for placing the concrete is from 6am to 6pm.  It is anticipated that with an early 6am start, the entire east side of Bayview between Bean Avenue and W. Main Street will be completed in one day, however, the completion of the entire street in one day depends on many factors, including weather and traffic conditions.  Should additional days be required, the project web page will be updated with any subsequent pour day(s).
During the placement of the concrete, access to driveways on the west side of Bayview will also be limited.  Residents on the west side of Bayview are encouraged to park vehicles outside of the area and walk in to their properties on Thursday, September 14th while the street is being poured.  Access to driveways on the east side of Bayview will continue to be prohibited until the concrete roadway has reached a sufficient strength to be re-opened to vehicular traffic.  If you have special access needs, please contact the Town’s Project  Manager, Kevin Selfridge at 408-827-3549.
Although it may look like the roadway is ready for traffic, please do not drive on the new concrete roadway until Vanguard Construction has removed all barricades and traffic restrictions, and has officially re-opened the east side to traffic.  We anticipate the curing time for the concrete will be between 10-15 days.
NIGHTIME SAWCUTTING – THURSDAY September 14th  6 PM to 11 AM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th 
Following the placement of the concrete roadway, the roadway must be saw cut into approximate 7’x 7’ squares.  This must be done at a very specific point in the concrete’s curing cycle.  The exact time of the required saw cutting depends on several factors beyond our control, but has typically begun in the early to late evening hours (Thursday) and has continued throughout the night and into the early morning hours of the next day (Friday).  This is an extremely important and integral part of the concrete roadway construction and we apologize in advance for the unavoidable noise and disruption that this process will create.
GLENRIDGE ROADWAY REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT IS NOW UNDERWAY:
The removal of the pavement has begun on the west side of Glenridge Avenue, starting at Bachman Avenue and working toward Hernandez Avenue.  The intersection of Nicholson Avenue  will continue to be open at this time.   Once Pennsylvania Avenue is re-opened to traffic, then the closure of Nicholson Avenue  will take place with the appropriate detours in place.  During the roadway removal process, there will be many times when large trucks are being loaded with the removed concrete roadway.  Flaggers will be on site directing vehicular traffic around the work areas.  For everyone’s safety, please follow the flaggers’ instructions and obey all sidewalk closure signs.
Glen Ridge Avenue between Hernandez and Bachman Avenues will continue to be one lane, one way northbound.  Detours have been set up to route southbound Glen Ridge traffic to Alexander and/or Ellenwood.  All improvements on the west side have been removed and work to replace those improvements will continue to take place over the next two weeks. 
Tait Avenue scheduling is still tentative.  Booming construction activity in the Bay area has limited Vanguard’s ability to assign work crews and procure materials in a timely manner.  Given these constraints, the Contractor has stated that it is likely that only one block of Tait will be completed in 2017 and even that may not be realistic.    Town staff is working with Vanguard on a proposal to allow (weather permitting) work on curb, gutter, sidewalk and driveway approaches during the winter months should construction work on Tait be delayed this year.  Updates to the schedule for Tait will continue to be posted to this project page.

Update posted 9/1/17: 
Bayview Avenue was closed to traffic on Thursday to allow for the placement of a portion of the new roadway surface. The newly placed roadway will be closed to traffic until the concrete roadway has reached the appropriate strength to adequately support vehicular traffic. The anticipated curing time for the concrete is between 10-15 days. Although it may look like the roadway is ready for traffic, please do not drive on the new concrete roadway until Vanguard Construction has removed all barricades and traffic restrictions, and has officially re-opened the west side to traffic. 

Similar to Broadway and Bachman, following the placement of the concrete roadway, the roadway was sawcut into squares. This must be done at a very specific point in the concrete’s curing cycle. The exact time of the required sawcutting varies with how fast the concrete sets up. Sawcutting started Thursday evening and ended in the early morning on Friday. This is an extremely important and integral part of the concrete roadway construction which includes unavoidable nighttime noise. 

Glen Ridge Avenue between Hernandez and Bachman Avenues is now one lane, one way northbound. This is to safely accommodate the removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, ramps, and driveways on the west side of Glen Ridge. Detours have been set up to route southbound Glen Ridge traffic to Alexander and/or Ellenwood. All improvements on the west side have been removed and work to replace those improvements will continue to take place over the next two weeks. 

Tait Avenue scheduling is still tentative. Booming construction activity in the Bay area has limited Vanguard’s ability to assign work crews and procure materials in a timely manner. Given these constraints, the Contractor has stated that it is likely that only one block of Tait will be completed in 2017 and even that may not be realistic. Town staff is working with Vanguard on a proposal to allow (weather permitting) work on curb, gutter, sidewalk and driveway approaches during the winter months should construction work on Tait be delayed this year. Updates to the schedule for Tait will continue to be posted to this project page. 
 
Update posted 8/30/17:
BAYVIEW AVENUE CLOSED FOR ROADWAY POUR – THURSDAY AUGUST 31st – 7am – 9pm    

Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to Tait Avenue on Thursday, August 30th from 7am to 9pm while the concrete for the west side of Bayview Avenue is being placed.  
 
BAYVIEW ROADWAY CONCRETE POUR
Tomorrow, August 31th, Vanguard Construction will begin the placement of the new concrete on the west side of Bayview.  During the placement of the concrete Bayview Avenue will be closed to traffic in order to allow the concrete trucks to be staged on the east side of the street.  The estimated time frame for placing the concrete is from 7am to 9pm.  It is anticipated that with an early 7am start, the entire west side of Bayview between Bean Avenue and W. Main Street will be completed in one day, however, the completion of the entire street in one day depends on many factors, including weather and traffic conditions.  Should additional days be required, the project web page will be updated with any subsequent pour day(s).

During the placement of the concrete, access to driveways on the east side of Bayview will also be limited.  Residents on the east side of Bayview are encouraged to park vehicles outside of the area and walk in to their properties on Thursday, August 31st while the street is being poured.  Access to driveways on the west side of Bayview will continue to be prohibited until the concrete roadway has reached a sufficient strength to be re-opened to vehicular traffic.  If you have special access needs, please contact the Town’s Special Projects Manager, Michelle Quinney at 408-827-3552.

Although it may look like the roadway is ready for traffic, please do not drive on the new concrete roadway until Vanguard Construction has removed all barricades and traffic restrictions, and has officially re-opened the west side to traffic.  We anticipate the curing time for the concrete will be between 10-15 days.

NIGHTIME SAWCUTTING – THURSDAY AUGUST 31st 7 PM to 11 AM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1st 
Following the placement of the concrete roadway, the roadway must be saw cut into approximate 7’x 7’ squares.  This must be done at a very specific point in the concrete’s curing cycle.  The exact time of the required sawcutting depends on several factors beyond our control, but has typically begun in the early to late evening hours (Thursday) and has continued throughout the night and into the early morning hours of the next day (Friday).  This is an extremely important and integral part of the concrete roadway construction and we apologize in advance for the unavoidable noise and disruption that this process will create. 

  

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.