Today’s Date: September 29, 2016
District: District 4, Oakland
Contact: Bernard Walik
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Caltrans Bridge Rail Replacement Project in Los Gatos
SR- 17 Full Freeway Closure
Santa Clara County- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is replacing bridge railings at two locations along State Route 9 at (Booker Creek on post mile 3.6 and Highway 9 at (State Route 17) at post mile 11.4. (See Map Below)
The work will involve the removal of bridge railings, metal beam guardrails, saw cutting sidewalk and grinding asphalt both during the day and evening. There will be ramp and freeway closures during this project. Noise is inevitable during this project; however, it will be kept within approved construction standards.
Advance warning changeable message signs will be in place to assist motorists traveling in the area. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the area and please “Slow for the Cone Zone.”
SR-17 Full Freeway Closures Thursday (9/29), Friday (9/30), Saturday (10/1), Tuesday (10/4) and Wednesday (10/5).
Caltrans will alternate between closing the southbound SR-17 and northbound SR-17. Only one side will be closed at a time during construction during the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. during the weekdays and 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Southbound SR-17 Detour: Off-ramp to WB Los Gatos / Saratoga Rd (SR-9) to SB N Santa Cruz Ave to SB 17
Northbound SR-17 Detour: Off-ramp to N Santa Cruz Ave to NB Winchester Blvd to EB Lark Ave to NB-17
Caltrans will also conduct ramp closures from Wednesday (9/28) to Wednesday (10/5). Ramps will not be closed during the weekends.
Closure: NB SR-9 connector off-ramp from SB SR-17
Detour: SB SR-17 Off-Ramp to WB Los Gatos Saratoga Rd.
NB SR-17 N Santa Cruz Ave to EB Blossom Hill Rd to SB Los Gatos
Closure: NB SR-9 connector off-ramp to NB SR-17
Detour: NB SR-9 (Los Gatos Saratoga Rd) to NB Los Gatos Blvd to WB Lark Ave on-ramp to NB Sr-17
Closure: SB SR-9 connector on-ramp from NB SR-17
Detour: NB SR-17 Lark Ave off-ramp to SB SR-17 to WB connector off-ramp to WB Los Gatos Saratoga Rd
Closure: SB SR-9 off-ramp to SB SR-17
Detour: SB SR-9 to N Santa Cruz Ave to SR-17 on-ramp
Closure: NB SR-9
Detour: SB SR-17 off-ramp to NB Montevina Rd to EB Bear Creek Rd to NB SR-17 on-ramp to SR-9 off-ramp
Closure: SB SR-9
Detour: NB SR-17 connector off-ramp to Lark Ave off-ramp to SB SR-17 to SR 9 off-ramp