Starting Wednesday evening, May 11 at 7 p.m. to early Thursday morning 5:00 a.m., the US 101 northbound on-ramp off westbound Blossom Hill Road will be closed. Traffic will be detoured using changeable message signs, and detour-related directional signs will be in place to assist motorists traveling in the area., scheduling, and conditions permitting. Read here for full details on detours.
The on-ramp closure is necessary to allow a VTA-led construction crew to hoist a pedestrian overcrossing bridge into place to connect Xander’s Crossing west of the freeway with the heavily traveled Coyote Creek Trail to the east. A very large crane will lift up and slowly swing the bridge onto its supporting columns. If you happen to live in one of the adjacent homes, you’ll be able to get a great view from your back yard in the early morning hours on May 11.
The greatly anticipated pedestrian overcrossing will serve as an important bicycle and pedestrian transportation connection in the south county region. In the coming months, work will continue on the pedestrian overcrossing to install privacy screening, walkway lighting, and the concrete deck. The pedestrian overcrossing should be open and ready for foot and bike traffic by September 2022.
For more information, please visit www.vta.org/101-blossomhill.
This article was contributed by David Lovato, Public Communications Specialist.