Here are the latest San José trails updates from Trail Manager Yves Zsutty.
Highway 237 Bikeway Construction
Construction of the bikeway project between Zanker Road and Coyote Creek (north side) continues. Two layers of asphalt concrete have been installed (on April 9 and 17). The warm-mix asphalt pavement recycles existing and degraded asphalt pavement found on site. The project continues to be on schedule for a late April 2012 completion. Follow “SanJoseTrails” on Twitter for notification of the trail’s reopening.
Lower Guadalupe River Trail Construction
The City Council is scheduled to consider award of a construction contract on April 23. Closure of the 6.4 mile trail system is likely to begin in June, with a 10-month construction period. A signed detour will guide trail usrs to the North First Street route during construction. Weekly project updates are posted on the Construction Updates link found on the Trail Program homepage: www.sjparks.org/trails.
Thompson Creek Trail (Tully-Quimby)
Preparation of construction documents is on-going. PG&E has issued a permit and the City has positively identified all utilities along the trail alignment. Funding is in place to construct the 0.65 mile trail (improving the existing interim gravel surface). A schedule for construction will be provided once construction documents are completed.
The second community for meeting for the Doerr Parkway project is on April 23 at the Cambrian Brach Library (Community Room). The west San Jose project will develop a landscaped trail along a short 500' parcel currently used as a utility corridor. This second meeting provides an opportunity for the community to provide input on the project’s landscaping palette, interpretive materials and other project details. The presentation from the first meeting is posted at: http://www.sjparks.org/Trails/TrailsMeetings.asp
Chynoweth Avenue Pedestrian Bridge
Recent Planning Commission approval of a retail project in south San Jose included provision of $50,000 from the City’s District 9 budget, a $50,000 voluntary contribution from the developer and consultant support to prepare a feasibility study. The study will determine the alignment and viability of a pedestrian/bicycle bridge structure to span over the Guadalupe River, just north of Chynoweth Avenue. Follow “SanJoseTrails” on Twitter for future updates on community meetings and progress updates.
New Grant Funding
A $350,000 Grant was secured through the State’s Enviromental Enhancement & Mitigation Program for construction of the Lower Silver Creek Trail from Alum Rock Avenue to Highway 680. Design work is underway and the grant supplements City funding to pave the trail system in 2013.