Caltrans District 4
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2000
CONTACT: Lauren E. Wonder, 408/232-0228
ROUTE 87 CLOSED SATURDAY NIGHT IN SAN JOSE CIVIC CENTER
Falsework Placement and Detour Road Connection
Route 87 will be closed in both directions beginning midnight Saturday, December 2 until 8 AM Sunday, December 3 in order to place falsework and to pave and connect the southern end of the detour road. This closure will allow two construction activities to occur at once, condensing traffic impact into one night.
Route 87 will be closed between Julian Street and Hedding Street. Traffic detours will take motorists between Julian Street, Market Street/Coleman Avenue and Hedding Street. Rain will pre-empt the closure.
Crews will swing girders and beams over the roadway at Taylor Street to build the support structure for the future overcrossing and interchange.
At the same time, other crews will pave conforms and realign the highway between Mission and Hedding streets. This will begin the traffic shift to the detour road, which will allow for unimpeded freeway construction, and straighten out the curve existing in the Taylor Street vicinity. Traffic will be fully shifted to the remainder of the detour road between Hedding Street and north of the Interstate 880 overcrossing by spring 2001.
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