US 101/Blossom Hill Road Interchange Improvement Project

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), in cooperation with the City of San José, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), proposes to modify the Blossom Hill Road interchange on United State Route 101 (US 101) in the City of San José. This project is funded by the 2016 Measure B sales tax. 

Objectives

The purpose of this project is to:

  • Relieve congestion and improve traffic operations on the freeways and local roadways in the vicinity of the US 101/Blossom Hill Road interchange; and
  • Improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity along Blossom Hill...

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), in cooperation with the City of San José, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), proposes to modify the Blossom Hill Road interchange on United State Route 101 (US 101) in the City of San José. This project is funded by the 2016 Measure B sales tax. 

Objectives

The purpose of this project is to:

  • Relieve congestion and improve traffic operations on the freeways and local roadways in the vicinity of the US 101/Blossom Hill Road interchange; and
  • Improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity along Blossom Hill Road and surrounding areas.

Project Features

The proposed improvements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Construction of a bridge structure over US 101 between two existing Blossom Hill Road bridges to accommodate the addition of one lane in each direction plus an eastbound dedicated lane leading to the northbound loop on-ramp
  • Widening of the existing US 101 northbound off-ramp to accommodate two left-turn lanes, one through lane, and one right-turn lane
  • Reconfiguration of the eastbound approach to the Blossom Hill Road/northbound off-ramp/Coyote Road intersection to accommodate two left-turn lanes and two through lanes and the modification of the existing traffic signal at the intersection
  • Widening of the existing US 101 southbound off-ramp to accommodate three right-turn lanes and one left-turn lane along with modification of the existing traffic signal at the intersection
  • Realignment of the entrances to the existing US 101 southbound and northbound loop on-ramps
  • Reconfiguration of Monterey Road to eastbound Blossom Hill Road connector ramp to increase merging distance between Monterey Road and US 101 southbound on-ramp
  • Installation of Class I Bicycle/Pedestrian path from Xander’s Crossing at Monterey Road to Coyote Creek trail

How to Reach Us

For more information on this project, please call VTA’s Community Outreach at (408) 321-7575, (TTY) 408-321-2330, or community.outreach@vta.org.

Timeline

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Alternatives Analysis
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Environmental Clearance
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Design and Engineering
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Construction
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Blog: Traffic Improvements Coming to Blossom Hill at US 101
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VTA construction is getting underway to transform the Blossom Hill Interchange at US 101 to improve bicycle and pedestrian connections and ease traffic congestion. Interested members of the community will have the opportunity to learn more about the project and ask questions at a virtual meeting on Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Read more

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Virtual Open House
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On September 17, 2020, VTA and project contractors hosted a Virtual Open House with a presentation and provided an opportunity for the public to ask questions about the construction improvements. The presentation is available to view on the VTA YouTube Channel.

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Late-night to Early-morning full freeway closure from 1/25 to 2/5, at the US 101/Blossom Hill Road Overcrossing
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Freeway US 101 at Blossom Hill Road was subject to complete freeway closure between 1/25 to 2/5 nightly, for the erection of falsework (temporary support structure for the bridge) of the US 101/Blossom Hill Road overcrossing.

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Overnight full freeway closure on 3/8 and 3/9, at the US 101/Blossom Hill Road Overcrossing
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Overnight full freeway closure on 3/8 and 3/9, for the adjustment of falsework (temporary support structure for the bridge) of the US 101/Blossom Hill Road overcrossing. Watch the construction notice video here

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Overnight full freeway closure on 5/3-5/10, at the US 101/Blossom Hill Road Overcrossing
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Overnight full freeway closure from 5/3-5/10 for the removal of falsework (temporary support structure for the bridge) along the US 101/Blossom Hill Road overcrossing. Detailed construction notice here

Funding

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$35 Million
Amount
$35 Million

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