Caltrans District 4
Harry Y. Yahata, District Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2000
CONTACT: Lauren E. Wonder, 408/232-0228

uuTRAFFIC ADVISORYuu

ROUTE 87 CLOSURES THIS WEEK

Route 87 and local streets are subject to delays and full closures this week as construction crews grind and pave the road and construct falsework. The work will occur at night (weather permitting) and detours will be posted. Motorists are cautioned to allow extra time or avoid the area. The work schedule and closure locations are:

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Wed., Dec. 6

11 PM to 5 AM


8 PM to 5 AM

 

Right lane, northbound Route 87 between Mission Street and I-880 overcrossing.

Full closure of Hedding Street between Route 87 and San Pedro Street.

Thurs., Dec. 7

8 PM to 5 AM

Full closure of Hedding Street between Route 87 and San Pedro Street. (east of 87)

Fri., Dec. 8

12:30 AM to 5 AM

Full closure of Route 87 between Julian and Mission streets.

Sat., Dec. 9

12:30 AM to 5 AM

Full closure of Route 87 between Julian and Mission streets.

Late Wednesday and Thursday nights, crews will grind and then pave the intersection at Hedding Street in preparation for the final traffic shift to the detour road. Once traffic is fully shifted early next year, the freeway construction can begin unimpeded.

Early Friday and Saturday mornings, crews will swing girders and beams over the roadway at Taylor Street to build the support structure for the future overcrossing and interchange.

These construction activities are part of the Route 87 Freeway Project, which is replacing the Guadalupe Parkway with a six-lane freeway between downtown San Jose and U.S. Route 101. There will be interchanges at Taylor Street and Skyport Drive. The freeway is scheduled to be completed in three to four years.

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