Navigate Up
Menu + Public Affairs
Home > Media Advisories

Santa Clara County to Celebrate Almaden Expressway Improvement Project Completion

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Reducing Congestion, Enhancing Pedestrian Safety and Improving Air Quality

WHAT:  

County officials, community partners and infrastructure engineering and construction companies will celebrate the completion of the County’s Almaden Expressway Improvement Project. The constructions started in September 2011 in the vicinity of the Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill Road intersection. Among the improvements, exit lanes for both northbound and southbound directions on Almaden Expressway between Branham Lane and Blossom Hill Road have been added.
 
WHO:         
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, 16th District of California
Supervisor Mike Wasserman, District 1, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Ken Yeager, District 4, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Michael Murdter, Director, Roads & Airports Department
Rodney Jenny, VP and Division Manager, Pavex Construction
Frank Dorsa, Classic Carwash
 
WHEN:        10:00 – 10:30 a.m., July 3, 2012
 
WHERE:      Parking Lot of Almaden Plaza (between Chevy’s and Almaden Plaza Way)
5353 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118
WHY:         
The section of Almaden Expressway between Blossom Hill Road and Branham Lane is the most congested section of the expressway, as drivers commute to and from Almaden Valley, access commercial properties along this segment, and enter and exit from State Route 85. To address the issues, the project has added exit lanes between Branham, widened Blossom Hill Road, added an additional lane on Almaden Plaza Way, modified intersections, added a left u-turn lane from Best Buy driveway, included sidewalk and sound wall construction, and added a right-turn lane from northbound Almaden Expressway onto Chynoweth Avenue, and included energy saving lighting and pedestrian improvements throughout.
 
VISUALS:   
New road infrastructures; ceremonial lighting ceremony; and new road signs, banner.  
 
 
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Shirley Zackor, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119                                              

Posted: June 29, 2012