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 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.
TWO WEEK LOOK AHEAD  
  9/25/17– 10/9/17

Bayview Avenue
  • Complete punch list items
  • Raise (2) Sanitary Sewer manholes located in newly poured street.
  • Install Trees
  • Street Thermal Striping
Glen Ridge
  • Curing of newly placed concrete pavement on the west side of Glen Ridge Avenue between Bachman Ave and Hernandez Avenue
  • Monitoring of new roadway’s strength for potential switch of traffic onto new roadway and potentially begin removal of east side roadway/curb & gutter
  • Conform AC Paving at Bachman Ave and Hernandez Avenues
Tait Avenue
  • Complete new sidewalk, curb & gutter on west side of Tait
  • Begin work on east side of Tait Ave between Bean and Nicholson Avenues

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. 


Update posted 8/24/17:

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE IS NOW CLOSED BETWEEN GLEN RIDGE AND BAYVIEW:
In order to accommodate the reconstruction of the intersection of Bayview and Pennsylvania Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue IS NOW CLOSED to traffic between Glen Ridge and Bayview Avenue.  Local Access Only will be allowed for residents who live on Pennsylvania Avenue between Glen Ridge and Bayview. Access to these properties will be via Glen Ridge Avenue only.  There will be no vehicular access to or from Bayview Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue. This closure will remain in effect until the Bayview roadway construction has been completed, which is anticipated to be mid-October. We understand this is an inconvenience to the public and we will maximize efforts to complete the work on Bayview safely and as quickly as possible. Access for emergency vehicles will always be allowed during the roadway project.
 
BAYVIEW ROADWAY REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT IS NOW UNDERWAY:
The removal of the pavement has begun on the west side of Bayview Avenue, starting at Bean Avenue and working toward W. Main Street. Unfortunately due to the constrained roadway area, it will not be possible to allow on-street parking on Bayview Avenue during this roadway removal and replacement process. We understand this is a major inconvenience for the residents of Bayview and Bayview Court, and we will maximize efforts to complete this roadway removal and replacement process safely and as quickly as possible. Driveway closure notices were delivered to the properties on the west side of Bayview and Bayview Court last week, indicating that access to their properties will not be allowed for an identified extended period of time as the work to replace the roadway on the west side of Bayview is being completed.  Residents on the west side of Bayview Avenue and on Bayview Court will need to use their Almond Grove temporary parking permits in order to park in the adjacent neighborhood or at any municipal parking lots downtown. With the Almond Grove temporary parking permit, residents will be allowed to park overnight in the downtown municipal parking lots. Once the roadway work has been completed on the west side of Bayview, the removal and replacement will shift to the east side and residents on the east side will need to be prepared to be without vehicular access to their driveways and they will not be able to park vehicles on Bayview while the remaining half of the street is removed and replaced.  Residents on the east side of Bayview Avenue will be given a two day advanced notice before any access restrictions are implemented. 
 
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, and pedestrians will be directed to use the sidewalk on the east side of the street.  For everyone’s safety, please follow the flaggers’ instructions and obey all sidewalk closure signs.

Update posted 8/18/17:
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE CLOSURE BETWEEN GLEN RIDGE AND BAYVIEW:
In order to accommodate the reconstruction of the intersection of Bayview and Pennsylvania Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed to traffic between Glen Ridge and Bayview Avenue beginning on or around August 24th. Local access only will be allowed for residents who live on Pennsylvania Avenue between Glen Ridge and Bayview. Access to these properties will be via Glen Ridge Avenue only.  There will be no access to or from Bayview Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue. This closure will remain in effect until the Bayview roadway construction has been completed, which is anticipated to be mid-October. We understand this is an inconvenience to the public and we will maximize efforts to complete the work on Bayview as quickly and safely as possible.
 
BAYVIEW ROADWAY REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT TO BEGIN SOON:
Crews encountered a setback this week with the storm drainage improvements at the intersection of Bayview and Pennsylvania Avenues.  A design modification has been completed, and the contractor now hopes to have the storm drain work completed in this intersection, along with the remaining improvements on the east side of Bayview by the end of next week. This will allow the removal and replacement of the roadway on the west side of Bayview to begin late next week around 8/24, or early the following week.
 
Residents on the west side of Bayview Avenue and on Bayview Court will need to be prepared to be without vehicular driveway access to/from Bayview Avenue for an extended period of time, beginning on or around August 28th. Similar to the notification process used for the previous driveway closures, Vanguard Construction will provide notices to each property two days in advance of the anticipated closure indicating the estimated closure period.  Another verbal notice will be given to anyone at home 2 hours before any driveway access is removed.
 
GLEN RIDGE AVENUE UPDATE:
The removal and replacement of the curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveway approaches on Glen Ridge is anticipated to begin as early as August 24th.  The work will begin on the west side of Glen Ridge at Bachman Avenue and will proceed toward Hernandez.  As has been done with other Almond Grove Street Reconstruction Project streets,  Glen Ridge will become a one lane, one way northbound only street for the duration of the construction on Glen Ridge.  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 Glen Ridge 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.   
TAIT AVENUE SCHEDULE:
The schedule for Tait Avenue will be refined following the completion of the work on Bayview Avenue.  


  

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.