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.

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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 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.   

Questions regarding the project should be sent to the Town’s Project Managers, Kevin Selfridge, at Kselfridge@losgatosca.gov , or Michelle Quinney, at Mquinney@losgatosca.gov 


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.

WINTER WORK LOOK AHEAD  
 
Tait Avenue – between  Bachman and Los Gatos – Saratoga Road
  • Continue one lane, one way northbound only traffic control
  • Continue temporary “24 hour permit parking only”
  • Maintain work zone on westerly side of segment
  • Prepare areas for new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways on west side of street
  • Relocation of water meters and sanitary sewer cleanouts
  • Street tree removals
Tait Avenue – between Nicholson and Bachman
  • Install street trees
  • Continuation of temporary 24 hour permit parking only
  • Work on minor corrective actions – punch list
Tait Avenue – between Bean and Nicholson
  • Continue work on minor corrective actions – punch list
Bayview Avenue
  • Continue work on minor corrective actions – punch list
Glen Ridge – between Hernandez and Bachman
  • Continue work on minor corrective actions – punch list

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.