Almond Grove Phase II

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

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

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

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

Update posted 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 AVEOpen 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. 

Questions regarding the project should be sent to the Town’s Project Managers, Kevin Selfridge, at (408) 827-3549, or Michelle Quinney, at (408) 827-3552.
TWO WEEK LOOK AHEAD  
  11/18/17– 12/1/17
Bayview Avenue
  • Work on final contract items and corrective actions
Glen Ridge – between Hernandez and Bachman
  • Stake street trees
  • Install planter strip mulch
  • Complete private property conform work as necessary
  • Irrigation system repairs
  • Work on minor corrective actions – punch list
Tait Avenue – between Bean and Nicholson
  • Complete street tree planting
  • Install planter strip mulch
  • Complete private property conforms
  • Irrigation system repairs
  • Work on minor corrective actions – punch list

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. 

  

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.