This project will fill-in sections of missing curb, gutter and sidewalk, and provide new accessibility ramps at intersections, re-construct non-compliant driveway aprons to comply with Federal accessibility laws, and clarify bicycle rights in the roadway through installation of Sharrows bicycle markings. Project limits extend the length of Virginia Avenue from Hacienda Avenue to Budd Avenue. The City initially announced this project would be constructed in the summer of 2015, but elected to delay construction until the summer of 2016 so as not to exacerbate the inconvenience already experienced by Campbell residents as a result of two other large projects already under construction.
The project is made possible through a federal grant from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Vehicle Emissions Reductions Based at Schools (VERBS) Program. VERBS is focused on reducing greenhouse gases by promoting walking, biking, transit, and carpooling to school, targeting grades K-12. As such, this project will be installing improvements that will promote children walking and biking to school.
Prior to construction, informational signs will be placed at the primary entrances to the work area to warn the general public of the upcoming project.
The City and Contractor will be sending out location specific notices to residents informing them of specific impacts and associated time frames.
The project is currently out for bid and the City expects construction to begin by mid to late June, 2016.
Utility companies are currently relocating facilities in conflict with the new pedestrian improvements. The goal is to complete the relocation work prior to the City’s contractor starting their work.