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.

Update Posted 6/9/17
BAYVIEW AVENUE:
Vanguard Construction will begin work on Bayview Avenue starting the week of June 12, 2017.  The initial work taking place during the week of June 12th  will consist of marking the locations of underground utilities and survey control points,  posting of the one tree to be removed and replaced, and installing temporary Residential Permit Parking Only signs.  Beginning Monday, June 19th, it is anticipated that  Bayview Avenue will be reduced to one lane only allowing only northbound traffic.  The westerly half of Bayview Avenue will become the work zone where Vanguard Construction will be removing and replacing the curbs, gutters, sidewalk, and driveway approaches.  Once the work has been completed on the west side of Bayview, the work zone will be moved to the east side of Bayview and the northbound traffic lane will be shifted to the westerly half of Bayview.  Residents will be notified two days in advance of any driveway closures that will be necessary for the installation of the new improvements.    We encourage residents to notify any home service providers of the modifications to the traffic pattern and parking restrictions on Bayview Avenue during the construction project.  

During the reconstruction of Bayview Avenue, the roadway will be made available to local traffic only.  General  traffic in the vicinity is encouraged to use the detours when traveling through the neighborhood and refrain from driving on Bayview Avenue during the street reconstruction process.  
Residents who have not yet obtained the temporary Almond Grove Residential Parking permit may contact Jackie Rose, Police Department Community Outreach Coordinator, at JRose@losgatosca.gov to obtain a temporary Almond Grove Residential Parking permit.

TWO WEEK LOOK AHEAD

  

 

6/12/17 - 6/25/17

 

Bayview Avenue

  • Begin markings of underground utilities and survey control
  • Installation of new signposts and temporary Residential Permit Parking Only signs
  • Posting of tree removal
  • Installation of traffic control for one-lane/one way northbound only traffic (Week of June 19th)
  • Establishment of work zone on west side of Bayview Avenue
  • Begin removal of sidewalk, curb, gutter, driveway approaches
Update posted 6/2/17 –
Residents and property owners of Bayview, Bayview Court, Glen Ridge, and Tait were invited to attend a pre-construction meeting to discuss details regarding the upcoming reconstruction project, which is anticipated to begin construction on Bayview Avenue the week of June 12th.  Several key points that were discussed at the meeting included:
  • phasing of the street reconstruction
  • closure of the streets to “local traffic only” with one lane of travel in the northbound direction
  • temporary implementation of 24 hour residential permit parking only (residents who need the residential parking permits may contact Jackie Rose at 408-354-6853 or Jrose@losgatosca.gov)
  • driveway closures
  • tree replacements
The PowerPoint presentation can be found here. Additionally, a set of Frequently Asked Questions has been compiled and can be found here and a link to the Project Team Contact Information can be found here 

Update posted 5/22/17 - 
Following Council 's award of the Almond Grove Phase II project to Vanguard construction on April 18th, staff has been coordinating with Vanguard regarding the project schedule and an upcoming community meeting. Vanguard has been allocated three construction seasons to complete the reconstruction work on all remaining eight streets, beginning in the spring of 2017 with a target date for completion of all streets by late 2019. The streets anticipated to be reconstructed in 2017 are Bayview Avenue, Glen Ridge Avenue (between Hernandez Avenue and Bachman Avenue), and Tait Avenue. Construction is expected to start on Bayview in mid-June, move to Glen Ridge, and finish up on Tait in the fall of 2017. This is an ambitious list and staff will be monitoring progress and working with the contractor to achieve this goal.
A community meeting for the residents and property owners along Bayview, Glen Ridge, and Tait has been scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2017 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. Topics to be discussed at the meeting include the general construction process and schedule, property/street access, parking, and other construction issues for these streets.

Similar to Broadway and Bachman the following construction processes will be in place:
  • Residents will be notified of the community meeting and start of construction through letters, door hangers, and the Town Almond Grove webpage.
  • Streets will be signed for local traffic only during construction.
  • Only residents will be allowed to park on the streets during construction through a specialized permitting process.
  • Trees identified through notifications and public/Council meetings for replacement will be posted ten days in advance of removal.
  • Residents will be provided updates through the Almond Grove webpage and encouraged to sign up for "Notify Me" for instant web updates
In contrast to Broadway and Bachman, it is anticipated that construction will be occurring on two streets at the same time during the 2017 construction period as the pavement on one street will be removed and replaced while the curb, gutter, and sidewalks are being removed and replaced on another street.  Vanguard will be utilizing this method to expedite reconstruction of the streets.

Although it is Vanguard 's intention to complete all three streets during the 2017 construction season, unanticipated construction delays could stall full completion of Tait Avenue until 2018.  Residents affected by any delay in the project construction will be notified immediately of any construction delays and rescheduling.  The scheduling of the remaining streets over the following two construction seasons (2018 and 2019) has yet to be determined as utility maintenance and upgrades are currently being designed by PG&E and San Jose Water Company on portions of the remaining streets.  This utility work will need to be completed prior to the final scheduling of the roadway reconstruction on the remaining streets. It is anticipated the utility upgrade work will be completed by 2018.

Residents with comments or concerns regarding the project should contact the Town's Construction Project Manager, Michelle Quinney at (408) 827-3552 or Town Engineer Petersen at (408) 399-5773.
  

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.