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State Route 237 Express Lanes Project

State Route (SR) 237 in Santa Clara County connects I-880 and I-680 with US 101 and SR 85, providing an east and west connection between the East Bay Area and the Peninsula. SR 237 connects commuters to technology and professional service industries in Santa Clara. In March of 2012, VTA began operation of Santa Clara County’s first express lanes on the SR 237/I-880 corridor. The express lanes along the SR 237 and I-880 corridor in Santa Clara County begin just south of Dixon Landing Road on I-880 and North First Street on SR 237. The SR 237 Express Lanes Project is divided into two phases: The first phase is what we have in operation today: The express lanes and interchange ramps from Dixon Landing Road to N. 1st Street. Phase 2 will extend the length of the 237 express lanes from N. 1st Street to Highway 101 in Sunnyvale, in both directions.

Using Express Lanes

Interested in learning more about using VTA's Express Lanes on State Route 237? Visit our Using Express Lanes, How FasTrak Works and Using Express Lanes FAQ pages.

Phase 2 Project Schedule

June 2015    Completed project approval and environmental documents
2015-2016    Design phase - funded
Mid 2017      Start Construction - pending funding
Late 2018     Open express lanes for service - pending funding

 

Pilot Project Schedule

Spring 2015: Implementation will take approximately one week requiring night work with lane closures. Approximately six median roadway signs, along southbound I-880 and westbound SR 237, would be replaced (e.g. signs saying “No exit to Zanker Rd or N First St,” to be replaced with “No exit to Zanker Rd”). 
Spring - Fall 2015: Analysis of traffic conditions will take place during the monitoring of the facility’s mobility, operations, and safety to determine if the dashed stripe will remain permanent or the double solid white stripe buffer will be restored.
Late 2015: Completion of pilot project.
Early 2016: Announcement of pilot results - dashed striping will stay

 

Phase 1 Fact Sheet
English Only

 

Phase 2 Fact Sheet (click the flag for other languages):

English

Mexico Vietnamese Simplified Chinese Korea Philippines

 

Project Brochure (click the flag for other languages):

English

Mexico Vietnamese

 

Pilot Project Fact Sheets (click the flag for other languages):

English

Mexico     Vietnamese     Simplified Chinese     Korea     Philippines

 

SR 237 Express Lanes Brochure (click the flag for other languages):

English

Mexico     Vietnamese

 

SR 237 Express Lanes FY 2015 Annual Report

VTA Express Lane Video

The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) recognized the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s SR 237 express lanes as Project of the Year in May 2013. See video to learn about the CTF award..

Express Lanes SR 237 Pilot Project

Pilot Project Details

Located on State Route (SR) 237, the Pilot Project modified express lane access in the westbound direction between the Zanker Road on-ramp and North First Street off-ramp in San Jose. The Pilot Project removed 4,100 feet of the existing double solid stripe and replaced it with dashed striping to allow eligible carpoolers from Milpitas to gain access to the carpool lane at an earlier entry point, and paying express lane users to exit at an earlier exit point. The existing SR 237 Express Lanes Phase 1 endpoint for the transition zone near Lawrence Expressway in Sunnyvale will be maintained. 

The Pilot Project was in place for approximately six months. VTA, Caltrans and our project partners performed a comprehensive safety and operations monitoring program to assess the results of the Pilot Project. The results are in, and the dashed striping will stay.

Dashed striping in the Westbound Express Lane near the North First Street Exit


 

 

 

 
  • Overview
  • State Route (SR) 237 in Santa Clara County connects I-880 and I-680 with US 101 and SR 85, providing an east and west connection between the East Bay Area and the Peninsula. SR 237 connects commuters to technology and professional service industries in Santa Clara. In March of 2012, VTA began operation of Santa Clara County’s first express lanes on the SR 237/I-880 corridor. The express lanes along the SR 237 and I-880 corridor in Santa Clara County begin just south of Dixon Landing Road on I-880 and North First Street on SR 237. The SR 237 Express Lanes Project is divided into two phases: The first phase is what we have in operation today: The express lanes and interchange ramps from Dixon Landing Road to N. 1st Street. Phase 2 will extend the length of the 237 express lanes from N. 1st Street to Highway 101 in Sunnyvale, in both directions.

    Using Express Lanes

    Interested in learning more about using VTA's Express Lanes on State Route 237? Visit our Using Express Lanes, How FasTrak Works and Using Express Lanes FAQ pages.

  • Schedule
  • Phase 2 Project Schedule

    June 2015    Completed project approval and environmental documents
    2015-2016    Design phase - funded
    Mid 2017      Start Construction - pending funding
    Late 2018     Open express lanes for service - pending funding

     

    Pilot Project Schedule

    Spring 2015: Implementation will take approximately one week requiring night work with lane closures. Approximately six median roadway signs, along southbound I-880 and westbound SR 237, would be replaced (e.g. signs saying “No exit to Zanker Rd or N First St,” to be replaced with “No exit to Zanker Rd”). 
    Spring - Fall 2015: Analysis of traffic conditions will take place during the monitoring of the facility’s mobility, operations, and safety to determine if the dashed stripe will remain permanent or the double solid white stripe buffer will be restored.
    Late 2015: Completion of pilot project.
    Early 2016: Announcement of pilot results - dashed striping will stay

     

  • Document Library
  • Phase 1 Fact Sheet
    English Only

     

    Phase 2 Fact Sheet (click the flag for other languages):

    English

    Mexico Vietnamese Simplified Chinese Korea Philippines

     

    Project Brochure (click the flag for other languages):

    English

    Mexico Vietnamese

     

    Pilot Project Fact Sheets (click the flag for other languages):

    English

    Mexico     Vietnamese     Simplified Chinese     Korea     Philippines

     

    SR 237 Express Lanes Brochure (click the flag for other languages):

    English

    Mexico     Vietnamese

     

    SR 237 Express Lanes FY 2015 Annual Report

  • Image Gallery
  • VTA Express Lane Video

    The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) recognized the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s SR 237 express lanes as Project of the Year in May 2013. See video to learn about the CTF award..

  • Pilot Project
  • Express Lanes SR 237 Pilot Project

    Pilot Project Details

    Located on State Route (SR) 237, the Pilot Project modified express lane access in the westbound direction between the Zanker Road on-ramp and North First Street off-ramp in San Jose. The Pilot Project removed 4,100 feet of the existing double solid stripe and replaced it with dashed striping to allow eligible carpoolers from Milpitas to gain access to the carpool lane at an earlier entry point, and paying express lane users to exit at an earlier exit point. The existing SR 237 Express Lanes Phase 1 endpoint for the transition zone near Lawrence Expressway in Sunnyvale will be maintained. 

    The Pilot Project was in place for approximately six months. VTA, Caltrans and our project partners performed a comprehensive safety and operations monitoring program to assess the results of the Pilot Project. The results are in, and the dashed striping will stay.

    Dashed striping in the Westbound Express Lane near the North First Street Exit


     

     

     

     

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