Mountain View Light Rail Double Track Project
June 16, 2015
Full Closure of Whisman Station Drive This Weekend
VTA has received City of Mountain View approval for a series of weekend closures of Whisman Station Drive where it crosses the light rail tracks. The first scheduled closure is this weekend. Currently, four weekend closures are anticipated.
In addition to the road closure, there will be no light rail service at Whisman Station during these closures. Substitute bus service will be available on Whisman Road.
VTA will also begin closing one lane of Whisman Station Drive, with flaggers in place to control traffic, when construction activities are taking place at or adjacent to the intersection. Lane closures will only be employed when crews are working at this location.
Scheduled for this weekend is duct bank construction, which involves trenching, placing the duct bank, capping with concrete and then covering with soil. Where the duct bank crosses Whisman Station Drive, the asphalt will be patched at the end of the weekend before the road reopens to traffic.
During following weekends, foundations for overhead electrical system poles will be constructed, drainage systems installed and new track will be laid adjacent to and within the intersection.
8 p.m., Friday, June 19 to 4 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2015. Crews will work continuously through the weekend in order to restore light rail service early Monday morning.
The closure is necessary to complete installation of the duct banks underneath Whisman Station Road in a timely manner.
Whisman Station Drive will be closed to all vehicles from Pacific Drive to Jacaranda Drive. Whisman Station, Whisman Park, Town Square and Reserve at Whisman residents will need to access their homes from Ferguson Drive, while residents west of the tracks will use Whisman Road.
Inquiries regarding this project should be directed to:
VTA Community Outreach
Mountain View Double Track Project
The Mountain View Double Track project, one of a series of projects known as the VTA Light Rail Train Efficiency Program, includes installing a second set of light rail tracks between the Mountain View and Whisman stations. The work will require the closure of the underutilized Evelyn Light Rail Station. The purpose of this project is to eliminate the current bottle neck caused by the single track operation in this area of Mountain View and provide storage space to stage multiple vehicles to service future BART service and special events at Levi’s Stadium.