This update provided by Laura Smith of the Campbell BPAC. Thanks, Laura!
Campbell Avenue Portals Project: This ongoing project now has funding for the design phase. Bascially, the portals would go under Highway 17 where it crosses over Campbell Avenue. This would allow safer traveling along this portion of Campbell Avenue for pedestrians and bicyclists. (There are links on the City of Campbell web site to view proposed design ideas.) The staff is applying for a One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) to secure funds for construction. Staff believes this project will compete well for OBAG funds because it will improve traffic safety, make access to Historic Downtown and Campbell Light Rail Station easier, has public involvement and support, and is on the VTA's Bicycle Expenditure Plan. Applications are due in March with approval notice by May.
Winchester Boulevard Improvements (Phase ll): If you have been on Winchester Boulevard from about Latimer Avenue to the Light Rail Station, you are aware of all the work being done here. PG&E is finished with its undergrounding work so construction can begin. Bids for the project went out in December and J.J. Albanese Construction Company got the bid. The project consists of bulbouts at the intersections from Campbell Avenue south to the Light Rail Station, tree replacement from Campbell Avenue to Camden Avenue, and a new sidewalk on the north side of Budd Avenue. The project is to begin by the end of February and be finished in March.
Currently, there are four other projects to be submitted to OBAG and six projects considered for Vehicle Emissions Reduction Based at Schools (VERBS) grants. Once the City knows if a project was approved for a grant, more information will be available. Hopefully that will be sometime in the spring.