San Jose, CA
On September 17, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) held a groundbreaking event to commence the second phase of U.S. 101 corridor improvements from Capitol Expressway to Yerba Buena Road. The first phase of construction was completed in June, improving traffic and safety operations at the 101/Tully interchange. Phase Two improvements include: the reconfiguration of the 101/Capitol interchange; modifications to the Yerba Buena interchange featuring a new off-ramp; the addition of an auxiliary lane on U.S. 101.
“As part of the larger U.S. 101 corridor improvement initiative, the Yerba Buena improvement project will fix a major bottleneck in this heavily travelled corridor,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose). “This project shows how investing in infrastructure puts people to work, improves safety, reduces traffic and paves the way for future economic growth in our community.”
In partnership with Caltrans, California Transportation Commission (CTC), and the City of San Jose, VTA has been able to successfully advance improvements, backed by State Proposition 1B funding, to improve this highly travelled corridor. In total, the CTC has allocated $54 million; $24 million of which has gone toward the U.S. 101/Capitol Expressway/Yerba Buena Road Improvements Project. Total project cost is $35.9 million and construction is expected to be completed by winter 2014.
“VTA and funding partners CTC, Caltrans, and the City of San Jose were strongly determined to deliver the entire package of traffic and safety improvements in this area of U.S. 101,” VTA General Manager Michael T. Burns.
San Jose, CA