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Second Phase of Santa Teresa Blvd Pavement Rehabilitation Project to Start Next Week

Major Repairs Scheduled for Completion in October
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The second phase of the pavement rehabilitation project along Santa Teresa Blvd/Hale Ave in Morgan Hill is set to start next week and will affect traffic in the immediate area. 
 
Local streets will remain open to residents and businesses with limitations. Detours signs and electronic messages will be set up daily along the project route to give advance warning to drivers.
 
Work on this six-mile improvement project, which extends from north of Laguna Ave to West Main Ave in the south began in July 2012 and will be completed in sections through January 2013.  Phase I’s new sidewalk installation will be completed this week.
 
Phase II, which includes roadway pavement repair, overlay of rubberized asphalt and striping, will begin on Wednesday or Thursday. Two miles of the work zone will be closed each day to allow road repair and paving, during weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Depending on local traffic conditions, the actual timing may fluctuate to accommodate local traffic.
 
The major impact will take place during the entire month of October.  Once this major roadway repair overlay is complete, there will be minor impacts through the end of the year to accommodate lane striping, etc. The entire project will be completed in January 2013.
 
When the project is completed, residents will enjoy smoother road, wider bike lanes, drainage improvements and various pedestrian improvements including sidewalks, ADA curb ramps, etc. It will be possible to walk on sidewalks continuously in the residential area from Via Loma to W. Main Ave.
 
Motorists’ understanding and patience are appreciated.
 
To get construction updates, please visit http://www.sccgov.org/sites/rda.
 
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Shirley Zackor, Office of Public Affairs(408) 299-5119; Bernardine Caceres, Roads and Airports Department(408) 573-2486  
Posted: September 21, 2012