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 10/18/17
GLEN RIDGE AVENUE CLOSED FOR ROADWAY POUR – THURSDAY,  OCTOBER 19th   5AM – 8PM 

Beginning at 5am on Thursday, October 19th, Glen Ridge Avenue between Hernandez and Bachman will be closed to vehicular traffic while the concrete pavement for the east side of Glen Ridge Avenue is being placed.    Traffic will be detoured to Hernandez, Ellenwood, Alexander, and Bachman Avenues to bypass Glen Ridge Avenue.
Staff anticipates that with an early 5am start, the entire east side of Glen Ridge from Bachman Avenue to Hernandez Avenue 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 for the concrete being delivered to the site. Similar to the previous work completed on the west side of Glen Ridge, the roadway will be sawcut into squares beginning on Thursday evening and continuing on throughout the night and until the morning hours on Friday, October 20th. 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. This is an extremely important and integral part of the concrete roadway construction, which includes unavoidable nighttime noise.

GLEN RIDGE/NICHOLSON INTERSECTION CLOSED THRU NOVEMBER 20TH
The intersection of Glen Ridge and Nicholson is now closed to traffic in order to allow for the replacement of the concrete pavement within this intersection.  The first (east) half of the intersection will be placed on Thursday, October 19th and will 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).
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.  
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  
  10/18//17– 11/3/17
Bayview Avenue
  • Work on final contract items and corrective actions 
Glen Ridge – between Hernandez and Bachman
  • Placement of east side concrete roadway 10/19
  • Sawcutting of new pavement 10/19 – 10/20
  • Continued closure of Glen Ridge/Nicholson intersection
  • Concrete roadway curing
  • Begin removal and replacement of the west half of the Glen Ridge/Nicholson intersection and removal and replacement of selected panels on west side – on or about 11/01
Tait Avenue – between Bean and Nicholson
  • Complete removal and replacement of concrete curbs, gutters, and sidewalks
  • Install asphalt conforms between existing roadway and new gutters
  • Re-establish two way traffic upon completion of work

Update posted 10/13/17 - 
HALLOWEEN 
Work is continuing as noted below on Bayview, Tait and Glen Ridge Avenues. Similar to Bachman last year, all construction areas will be secured and clear pedestrian pathways and vehicular detours delineated in anticipation of the large number of pedestrians and vehicles expected in the neighborhood for Halloween and the Halloween weekend.
 
BAYVIEW AVENUE
The major work on Bayview Avenue has been completed.  Vehicular and pedestrian traffic has been restored to pre-project conditions. Final minor contract items and completion of corrective work will be completed over the next month. 
 
GLEN RIDGE – Between Hernandez and Bachman
 
GLEN RIDGE/NICHOLSON  -  INTERSECTION CLOSURE
Beginning Monday, October 16th, the intersection of Glen Ridge and Nicholson Avenue will be closed completely to traffic to accommodate the removal of the concrete within the intersection and the preparation of the area for the new concrete pavement. There will be no access for pedestrians or vehicles from Nicholson across Glen Ridge until the pavement has been placed and cured sufficiently to allow the reopening of this intersection. The intersection will be removed and replaced in two separate phases and is anticipated to be closed until mid-November. Residents with driveways onto Nicholson within the closed area will be allowed access to their driveways and properties, but will not be able to continue across Glen Ridge.  Vehicles are encouraged to use Bachman or Pennsylvania Avenues for the east/westbound access in the neighborhood. The closure has been coordinated with emergency responders. 
 
Work to prepare the east half of Glen Ridge for new concrete pavement will continue next week with concrete anticipated to be placed on Wednesday 10/18 or Thursday 10/19.  During the working hours of Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, it is anticipated that Glen Ridge may be closed for extended periods of time to allow for the preparation of the roadway. Vehicular traffic is encourage to use alternate routes and avoid driving on Glen Ridge next week.  Glen Ridge will be closed entirely during the day of the concrete pour. Detours will be implemented. As was done with the west half of the roadway, the sawcutting procedure will follow after the concrete has been placed and is anticipated to last throughout the night and into the early morning hours.  
 
TAIT AVENUE – Between Bean Avenue and Nicholson
The one northbound lane and the on street parking on this block have been switched to the west side of the street. Work to remove the curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the east side of the street is now underway. It is anticipated that this work will be completed prior to October 31st and the street returned to two way traffic at that time.

Update posted 10/6/17

TAIT AVENUE – Between Bean Avenue and Nicholson
Construction crews are on track to complete the pouring of the new concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the west side of this block of Tait Avenue today.  Work to remove the curb, gutter, sidewalk on the east side of this block of Tait Avenue may begin as early as next week, dependent on the availability of crews.  Prior to beginning the work on the east side, the one lane of one way northbound traffic will be switched to the westerly half of the street to allow the work zone to be established on the easterly half of the street.  Parking will also be moved to the west side of the street as well.
 
GLEN RIDGE AVENUE- Between Hernandez and Bachman
One lane of northbound traffic is available on the westerly half of Glen Ridge Avenue between Hernandez and Bachman.  The removal of the easterly half of the roadway has been completed and crews will now be working to prepare the area for the placement of the new curbs and gutters.  It is anticipated that the concrete for the new curbs and gutters on the east side of Glen Ridge will be placed next week.  After the curb and gutter on the east side has been completed, the work to place the new roadway will begin.  At all times when concrete is being placed, GLEN RIDGE AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED COMPLETELY FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME as the concrete trucks are delivering and placing their loads.  Detours will be in place and we encourage motorists to choose alternate routes during this time.  Emergency access will be accommodated at all times.

It is anticipated that THE INTERSECTION OF GLEN RIDGE AND NICHOLSON WILL BE CLOSED COMPLETELY TO TRAFFIC ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 16TH to allow for the total reconstruction of this intersection.  It is possible the intersection will remain closed completely to traffic until mid-November, depending on concrete cure time.  Detours will be in place to direct traffic around this intersection.  The contractor and Town will coordinate this closure with all emergency responders to insure that emergency access is always accommodated.

BAYVIEW AVENUE
Planting of the street trees on Bayview is scheduled to begin next week.  Additionally the park strip areas will receive a final layer of bark mulch.  Other minor work items on Bayview will continue depending on the availability of crews.  
 
ALMOND GROVE PROJECT AND HALLOWEEN
Work on the Almond Grove project will continue as scheduled up to and beyond October 31st. Vanguard Construction is aware of the upcoming Halloween event in the Almond Grove neighborhood and will take additional precautions to secure the construction sites in anticipation of the flood of pedestrians expected at the events on the evening of October 31st.  If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Vanguard’s project superintendent Zac Costa at 1-925-724-4902.

Update posted 9/29/17
ALMOND GROVE PROJECT AND HALLOWEEN
Work on the Almond Grove project will continue as scheduled up to and beyond October 31st. Vanguard Construction is aware of the upcoming Halloween event in the Almond Grove neighborhood and will take additional precautions to secure the construction sites in anticipation of the flood of pedestrians anticipated for the events on the evening of October 31st.  If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Vanguard’s project superintendent Zac Costa at 1-925-724-4902.

TAIT AVENUE – Between Bean Avenue and Nicholson

Tree removals on Tait Avenue between Bean and Nicholson have been completed.  The removal/grinding of the remaining tree stumps is schedule to take place next week.  Additionally, next week the construction crews will continue to place forms for the new curb, gutter, and sidewalks on the west side of Tait Avenue between Bean and Nicholson and anticipate completion of the west side sidewalk, curbs and gutters by the end of next week or early the following week.  Work to remove the curb, gutter, sidewalk on the east side of Tait Avenue between Bean and Nicholson is dependent on the availability of crews, but is currently scheduled to begin the week of October 16th.   

GLEN RIDGE AVENUE
Beginning Monday, October 2nd, the one lane of northbound traffic on Glen Ridge Avenue between Hernandez and Bachman will be shifted to travel on the new concrete pavement on the west side of Glen Ridge Avenue.  A work zone will be established on the east side of the roadway.  Once traffic has been shifted and the work zone established on the east side of the street, crews will begin the removal of the easterly half of the roadway, as well as the curb and gutter on the east side of Glen Ridge between Hernandez and Bachman.  During this demolition process, GLEN RIDGE AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED COMPLETELY FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME between the working hours of 8am and 5pm as trucks are being loaded with the demolished roadway.  Detours will be in place and we encourage motorists to choose alternate routes during this time.  Emergency access will be accommodated at all times.
It is anticipated that THE INTERSECTION OF GLEN RIDGE AND NICHOLSON WILL BE CLOSED COMPLETELY TO TRAFFIC ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 16TH to allow the construction of this intersection.  It is possible the intersection will remain closed completely to traffic until mid-November, depending on concrete cure time.  Detours will be in place to direct traffic around this intersection.  The contractor and Town will coordinate this closure with all emergency responders to insure that emergency access is always accommodated.

BAYVIEW AVENUE
Bayview Avenue has now been opened completely to traffic, however there is still work remaining prior to the completion of the work on this street.  The major items remaining to be completed include the planting of street trees, the installation of park strip mulch, and the final street striping.  These remaining work items on Bayview will be scheduled to be completed over the few months as work crews are currently focused on the completion of the roadway on Glen Ridge before the rains begin.
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Update posted 9/28/17
TAIT AVENUE TREE REMOVAL
Tree removals on Tait Avenue between Bean and Nicholson began today, Thursday September 28th and are anticipated to continue into Friday, September 29th.  During the tree removal operation, on street parking will not be allowed on Tait Avenue between Bean and Nicholson Avenues between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm.  “No Parking Signs” have been posted on barricades in the areas where parking is to be prohibited. 

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.

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. 

  

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.