Santa Clara County's Roads & Airports Department, through its Traffic Operation Center (TOC), optimizes timing and coordination of approximately 140 traffic signals on the county’s expressways, and on the unincorporated portion of Bascom Avenue near Valley Medical Center at Route 280. To assist in traffic studies and to provide public information, traffic data is continuously collected and made available on the web, where the data is processed and presented as a real-time congestion map, and where anyone interested can access over 400 real-time traffic cameras. For more information about the expressways in Santa Clara County, please visit the Expressways Study - 2008 Update.
#2. To replace the " 511 Silicon Valley" link to 511sv.org in Traffic — Local Traffic Information:
511 Santa Clara County Expressways – Congestion Map for real-time traffic congestion information on Santa Clara County expressways.
511 Santa Clara County Expressways – Traffic Cameras for real-time video feeds from over 400 video cameras on Santa Clara County expressways.
#3. To replace the " 511 Silicon Valley" link to 511sv.org in Get Around – Local Traveler Information Services:
511 Santa Clara County. (Linked to #1, Traffic Partner page)
The mission of the Roads and Airports Department is to preserve, operate, and enhance the County's expressways, unincorporated roads, and three general aviation airports in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner to meet the needs of the traveling public.
UPDATED Frequently: Almaden Expressway Construction Update — Updated weekly.
NEWS: PRESS RELEASE: Almaden Expressway Improvement Project Begins in September — Posted Sep 8, 2011.
NEWS — Update: County Notice of Property Auction — At 2:00 PM on Monday, Apr 16, 2012, Santa Clara County is auctioning seven homes, one residential lot, and one commercial unit via sealed bids; the sealed bid auction packages are due by the beginning of the auction. Please obtain your auction package kit by 4:00 PM on Friday, Apr 13, 2012. The Open House schedule for each property is specified in the property description brochure. — Updated Mar 1, 2011.
SEPS: Special Event Permit System. Residential Parking Pass permits are also available — Updated Dec 29, 2011.
County-Published Standard Details and Specifications, Documents and Forms
Caltrans-Issued Amendments to May 2006 State Standard Specifications — Updated Nov 30, 2010
Project Bid Notices, eBidBoard, RFPs and RFQs
County-Wide Collisions Database, Public Notices, County Road Information, Road Status, and Staff Contacts — Updated Mar 18, 2011
The Expressways Study - 2008 Update
The Almaden Expressway Project
The Oregon Expressway Project
View Real-Time County Traffic Cameras
View Real-Time County Congestion Map
The County's Roads and Airports Department operates and maintains 62 miles of expressway and 643 miles of rural and urban roadways in unincorporated areas, including 23 miles of sound walls, 168 bridges, 39 miles of carpool lanes, 160 signalized intersections, 4,500 street lights, 25,000 regulatory signs, and 2,185 drain inlets. It also operates and maintains the County's three general aviation airports at Reid-Hillview, Palo Alto and South County — comprised of 7 miles of runways and taxiways, 145 aircraft hangars, 648 open aircraft tie-down storage spaces.
Current information regarding short-term County road closures and lane restrictions is available by calling the County's HOT LINE at 408-494-1382.
NEWS Feature: County Roads and Airports Department Receives Awards. Santa Clara County's Pioneering Projects Recognized Nationally and Internationally
NEWS Feature: Storm Water Maps of unincorporated Santa Clara County are available for public viewing at the Plan Counter, located at the Roads and Airports office, 101 Skyport Drive, San Jose, CA 95110. You can contact the Plan Counter at 408-299-5780 — Posted Jun 28, 2010
Featured Video: Pedestrian-Sensing at Intersections. This video describes how pedestrian sensing works to improve safety and traffic flow at busy intersections
Featured Video: The RAT Box. This video describes how RAT boxes can be used by traffic officers for more accurate and effective traffic law enforcement
Featured Video: Adaptive Traffic Signal Timing for Bicycles. This video describes the program for adaptive traffic signal timing for bicycles in Santa Clara County
Featured Map: Adaptive Traffic Signal Timing for Bicycles — Location Map and List. This document shows and lists which intersections have adaptive signal timing for bicycles — List last updated Sep 15, 2011
Featured Map: Farm Truck Routes Location Map. This map indicates where farm truck routes are located — Updated May 16, 2011
Featured Service: On the phone, 511. On the web, 511.org. On your way. 511 is a free phone and web service that provides transportation information for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. 511 gives up-to-the-minute information on driving times, traffic conditions, public transit routes, fares and transit trip planning, instant carpool and vanpool referrals, bicycling information and more. Call 511 or visit 511.org.