State Route 17 drain system upgrades

Posted: 7/14/2014 4:56pm


Santa Clara County - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will start a project this week to upgrade drainage system, construct shoulder and repair slopes along State Route 17 in Santa Clara County from .3 mile south of Alma College to .2 mile north of Bear Creek Road overcrossing.

There will be one-way traffic control during this project with flaggers directing traffic. Construction will be conducted during the weekday evenings from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. in the northbound direction and 11:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the southbound direction. Construction noise will be unavoidable; however, it will be kept within approved construction noise levels.

Motorists can expect some delays, but flaggers and CHP will be on the job site to assist traffic flow as well as traffic signs. The project will be completed in late summer, 2014. For project questions please call Bernard Walik at 510-286-5705 or email