U.S. 101 Improvement Project (Capitol Expressway to Yerba Buena Interchange)
Construction activities continue to progress and the project is on schedule for an end of January, 2014 completion. Most activities occur during the day, however, beginning November 12 there will be evening/overnight work including grinding, paving, and removal of K-Rail (the white cement protective barriers) throughout several of the on-and-off ramps. This may result in noise interruptions and vibrations. Each location will take five or six nights to complete, with breaks over the weekend. Activities will cease over the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-December 1, and resume December 2.
**On Wednesday morning, August 28, VTA and Caltrans opened the new northbound 101 on-ramp from Yerba Buena Road, and a new exit from northbound 101 to Capitol Expressway.
In July, the southbound U.S. 101 exit ramps to Capitol Expressway and Yerba Buena Road were opened to traffic providing better access and congestion relief to commuters.
Construction will continue through early 2014 to ultimately complete the two newly reconfigured interchanges. Intermittent closures (including very temporary closures of the newly opened ramps) and detours will be required. Please slow down in construction zones and follow directional signage. To learn more, select the Construction Update.
The project will make improvements to Interchange at Capitol Expressway and ramp modifications at Yerba Buena Road.
The purpose of this project is to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety along the U.S. 101 corridor in east San Jose by eliminating mainline traffic bottlenecks and removing merging and weaving conflicts.
The proposed improvements would:
Construct a separate Yerba Buena Road off-ramp from southbound U.S. 101
Construct a southbound U.S. 101 auxiliary lane between the Capitol Expressway and Yerba Buena Road.
Modify Capitol Expressway Interchange from full cloverleaf to partial cloverleaf.
Extend the fifth southbound lane from north of Capitol Expressway to south of Yerba Buena Road.
Construct northbound slip on-ramp from northbound collector - distributor road.
Upon completion, Caltrans will operate and maintain the highway improvements.
Capitol Cost / Project Funding
$24 million in Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA)
$1.1 million in Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP)
$10.8 million in Local Funds
$35.9 million Total Funding
Construction Start - Fall 2012
Completion - Early 2014
Project Fact Sheet
How to Reach Us
For more information on this project, please call VTA’s Community Outreach at (408) 321-7575, TTY for the hearing-impaired (408) 321-2330 or e-mail us at email@example.com.