March 25, 2014 > BART Silicon Valley construction update
BART Silicon Valley construction update
Submitted By Brandi Childress
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will provide program and construction updates about VTAÕs BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project, featuring important information about Dixon Landing Road construction, auto detours, construction within the BART corridor, project schedule and other work happening in Milpitas. The meeting on Tuesday, March 25 at the Barbara Lee Senior Center will include a presentation and informational open house.
Construction on the 10-mile, two-station extension is well underway and residents living near and commuters traveling through the project corridor area will see significant work activities this Spring and Summer that may impact their daily commutes. Major construction work is expected to begin at Dixon Landing Road in April.
Construction activities include relocation of utilities under Dixon Landing Road to clear the corridor for construction and excavation of the trench for BART trains to run below the street. These activities will require intermittent traffic lane closures, traffic shifts, and at certain times, lane reductions to one lane in each direction and the possibility of a complete Dixon Landing Road closure for a period of up to eight months. The meeting presentation will focus on auto detours during partial and full road closures scenarios.
Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to visit display stations and meet with project staff, including representatives from VTAÕs Design Builder, Skanska Shimmick Herzog, a Joint Venture.
The Berryessa Extension will serve 23,000 average daily passengers opening year, providing a transit alternative to the highly congested Interstate 680 and Interstate 880 corridors. Passenger train service is planned for 2017.
BART/Dixon Landing construction update
Tuesday, Mar 25
Barbara Lee Senior Center
40 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas