News

Expect delays during Foothill Expressway bridge-widening project

 

Commuters using Foothill Expressway can expect traffic delays starting Monday, April 13, at Loyola Corners as work begins on the Loyola Bridge widening project in Santa Clara County, county officials said.

The delays may last until May 2016, when officials expect crews to complete the work.

Phase one of the project begins today as workers close the innermost lanes of both directions of the expressway to begin adding new foundations and bridge columns. Crews will close the outside lanes of the expressway in June to allow work to be done on new bridge abutments and retaining walls, county officials said.

The Loyola Bridge was built in 1967 and is considered functionally obsolete because it is so narrow. County officials awarded the construction work to Granite Construction Co. in February for $3.4 million.

The project will widen the bridge by 23 feet on the north side and 15 feet on the south side. The project will increase the lanes on the bridge to four, build Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks and allow for a bike lane in each direction.

The wider bridge will have one through lane in each direction and one turn lane in each direction. Workers will also improve the southbound Foothill Expressway off-ramp, build a system of sidewalks/refuges at street corners west of the bridge and beautify the area as nearby residents have asked, county officials said.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Like this comment
Posted by Rick Schwartz
a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Has anyone seen information about what the impact will be on bicycles using the corridor during the project? The bike lanes along Foothill are heavily used, especially on the weekends.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

He said – she said – who is lying? Justice Brett Kavanaugh or PA resident Christine Ford
By Diana Diamond | 71 comments | 3,742 views

Global Warming Diet
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,367 views

Couples: "Taming Your Gremlin" by Richard Carson
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,266 views

Preparing for kindergarten
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 716 views

Let's Talk Internships
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 286 views

 

Race is tomorrow!

​On Friday, September 21, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run, or—for the first time—half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More