Interstate 880 Widening Project
Field Activity Report
This project widens I-880 between U.S. 101/North First Street and Montague Expressway from a four- to a six-lane freeway. Widening within the existing median includes a 12-foot lane in each direction along with a center barrier. The project also includes a southbound auxiliary lane from U.S. 101 to North First Street and ramp improvements at the southbound Brokaw Road exit ramp.
To provide traffic congestion relief for those commuting into, out of and through Santa Clara County via I-880.
The new lane in the median for both directions relieves the congestion caused by the bottleneck on I-880 between U.S. 101 and Montague Expressway.
The southbound auxiliary lane between U.S. 101 and North First Street gives motorists additional room to exit or enter the freeway. Vehicles entering the freeway may use this lane to help them merge, and those exiting the freeway have use of a dedicated lane.
The project also eliminates the hook ramp onto O'Toole Avenue from the southbound I-880 off-ramp to Brokaw Road and make O'Toole Avenue a one-way street (southbound only) from the freeway exit to Brokaw Road.
A new I-880 bridge over Brokaw Road and Coyote Creek, completely replacing the 50 year-old structure. The new bridge is wider and provides more flexibility in the event future improvements to Brokaw Road and I-880 become necessary.
Caltrans operates and maintains the newly widened highway.
Capital Cost/Project Funding
$76.3 million: $61.3 million from 1996 Measure B funding, $13.75 million in State funds, and $1.2 million in Swap funds.
Construction started: July 2001
I-880 widening completed: November 2003
Southbound auxiliary lane completed: January 2004
How to Reach Us:
For more information on this highway project, please contact VTA Community Outreach (408) 321-7575, TDD for the hearing impaired (408) 321-2330. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding existing light rail and bus transit service, please contact VTA Customer Service (408) 321-2300, TDD for the hearing impaired (408) 321-2330.