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County Warns of Traffic Impact During One-day Construction Repairs at Campbell Intersection

Various Lanes will be Closed at San Tomas/Camden/Curtner/White Oaks Intersection, Drivers Encouraged to Use Alternate Routes

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The County of Santa Clara Roads and Airports Department is warning motorists to prepare alternative routes, as a scheduled construction and rehabilitation project at a heavily travelled intersection in Campbell is expected to impact traffic on Thursday, September 9, 2010.

Various lanes at the San Tomas/ Camden/ Curtner and White Oaks intersection, in Campbell, will be closed at some point on Thursday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., during a construction project to repair the pavement and improve bicycle access in the area. Drivers will be able to exit from Curtner Avenue but will not have access to enter Curtner Avenue from Camden/San Tomas. The County of Santa Clara Roads and Airports Department encourages motorists to use alternative routes around this intersection that is used by an average of 56,000 vehicles on a daily basis.

While the source of the traffic impacts is the pavement repairs, Thursday’s work is part of a larger project identified by the Comprehensive County Expressway Planning Study (www.expressway.info), which suggests providing improvements where bicycles must cross double right turn lanes. The northbound Highway 17 ramp entrance has two free turning lanes. The County is restriping and widening the lanes to create space for bicycles, so they can safely circulate through that area.

The impacted lanes at the San Tomas, Camden/Curtner and White Oaks intersection will reopen to motorists after 3:00 p.m. on the same day, Thursday, September 9.

Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; County of Santa Clara Roads and Airports, Dan Collen (408) 573-2492, Craig Petersen (408) 573-2490.
Posted: September 8, 2010