Community Notebook: Expect possible delays during bus stop construction

VTA making improvements to six bus stops in county, including in Palo Alto

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will be making improvements to six bus stops in Santa Clara County, including in Palo Alto. Each project will last about 10 days, according to VTA, and will occur on a rotating schedule between March 14 and April 10.

The construction that will take place at the bus stop on El Camino Real at California Avenue in Palo Alto will start on March 21.

During the construction, concrete will be demolished and new concrete will be poured in the street for a new bus pad and/or for a new sidewalk and passenger pad.

Bus riders should use the temporary bus stop nearby, according to VTA. There may also be lane closures that will affect drivers, the VTA warned.

The complete construction schedule is below:

• Blossom Hill Road at Judith Street in San Jose: starting March 14

• Coleman Ave at Earthquakes Way in San Jose: starting March 14

• San Tomas Expressway at Hamilton Avenue in Campbell: starting March 17

• Lawrence Expressway at Tasman Drive in Sunnyvale: starting March 17

• El Camino Real at California Avenue in Palo Alto: starting March 21

• El Camino Real at Scott Boulevard in Santa Clara: starting March 24

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