Los Gatos Creek Trailhead Connector to Hwy 9
Project Update 1/23/20:
On Thursday, 1/23 and Friday, 1/24, drilling contractors working for Mott MacDonald, the Town’s design consultant for the Los Gatos Creek Trail Connector Project, are scheduled to take two soil samples in the vicinity of Highway 9 and Los Gatos Creek. The first sample will be taken along the shoulder of eastbound Highway 9 and the second sample will be taken on the east side of the Los Gatos Creek Trail beneath the Highway 9 overpass. It is anticipated these borings may reach as deep as 100’ below existing grades. These samples will be used to gain geotechnical information necessary for design of the future bicycle and pedestrian trail connections between Highway 9 and Los Gatos Creek Trail. Work alongside the Los Gatos Creek Trail will not result in a closure of the creek trail, however, minor delays may occur as the drilling rig is escorted into and out of the drilling area. The drilling contractor will be posting advance warning signs for creek trail users and will provide safe access around the drilling equipment. An encroachment permit from Caltrans has been obtained in order to complete this work in the Caltrans right of way.
The Town of Los Gatos, Parks and Public Works Department, is excited to announce the beginning of an important Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project that will provide bicycle and pedestrian access from Highway 9 to the Los Gatos Creek Trail.
This project was first identified during the development of the Town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, which began in April of 2016. Following a series of community meetings and through close coordination with the Town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC), a final Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan was developed and ultimately adopted by the Town Council in February of 2017. The Master Plan provides the Town with a roadmap for enhancing bicycle and pedestrian mobility throughout the Town by identifying and prioritizing projects, policies and programs that will help make Los Gatos a more comfortable place to bike and walk.
The Los Gatos Creek Trail to Highway 9 Trailhead Connector Project was identified in the Master Plan as a high priority project to be completed within 1-5 years. Town staff worked to obtain federal grant funding for the design of the Trailhead Connector Project and subsequently, Mott MacDonald Group, an engineering design consultant, was hired to begin the design process for the project. During the design process, there will be several opportunities for community input, which we anticipate will be in early 2020.
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Any questions regarding the project design can be referred to the Town Engineer, Lisa Petersen, at (408) 399-5773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.