Recent progress:

Project to be developed per phasing plan:
1. Phase 1: 880 to Trimble
2. Phase 2: Trimble to Montague
3. Phase 3: Montague to Gold Street

  • Grading and oil pre-coat applied to support paving from 880 to Airport.
  • Two layers of asphalt paving installed from 880 to Airport (expect to be done by
  • Grading occuring between Airport Parkway and Green Island Bridge.
  • Remainder of Phase I work (Airport to Trimble) delayed due to on-going work being
    performed by Santa Clara Valley Water District.

Upcoming milestones:

  • Grading for future paving to start by August 3 for work north of Trimble Avenue.
  • Work north of Green Island Bridge likely to start July 30.

About the project:

  • The Lower Guadalupe River Trail extends from Highway 880 to Gold Street in Alviso.
  • The 6.4 mile project will pave the existing gravel trail and include 5 interpretive stations along the route.
  • The current gravel trail is jointly used by the City for recreation and the Santa Clara Valley Water District for maintenance of the waterway.
  • The project is funded through the 2005 Federal Transportation Bill (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users or SAFETEA-LU) and local City funding.

About San Jose Trails

San Jose has one of the nation’s largest urban trail networks with nearly 54 miles already open to the public. The City’s Green Vision advances development of a 100- mile interconnected network by 2022. The Guadalupe River Trail is a core system in the network and serves both recreational and commute users.

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