Caltrans District 4
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2001
CONTACT: Lauren E. Wonder, 408/232-0228
ROUTE 87 CLOSED 12 HOURS THIS WEEKEND
BETWEEN CIVIC CENTER AND AIRPORT
San JoseóRoute 87 will be closed in both directions beginning Saturday, January 27 at 11 PM until Sunday, January 28 at 11 AM between Mission Street and Airport Parkway. During the closure, construction crews will pave a connection to the detour road north of the temporary Interstate 880 overcrossing; stripe the pavement; and install guardrail, concrete barriers, signs and roadside markers. (Work is subject to cancellation due to weather.)
Posted detours will follow North First Street, and San Jose Police units will direct and monitor traffic through the area. Access to the San Jose International Airport will remain open at Airport Parkway and at Airport Boulevard via Coleman Avenue. Alternately, airport travelers may wish to use Interstate 880 to Coleman Avenue.
Motorists should allow extra time when traveling through this corridor to allow for traffic delays. Motorists are advised to pay attention to directional signs and watch out for construction crews.
When the road reopens on Sunday morning, northbound traffic will be shifted onto the new detour road and the temporary overcrossing. Traffic will remain on this detour road for approximately two years. This completes one-half of the traffic shifts to the detour road. Southbound traffic is scheduled to be shifted to the detour road in early March.
The detour road is being constructed in order to maintain traffic flow while the Guadalupe Parkway/Route 87 is being converted into a full, six-lane freeway. Once traffic is fully shifted onto the detour road, freeway embankments and construction will begin in the Civic Center area. Freeway embankments are now being built in the location of the old traffic lanes on Guadalupe Parkway when part of the traffic was shifted in September 1999 around the San Jose International Airport.
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