Sunnvyale Council and VTA Board Take the First Dig

Traffic relief and improved mobility for all modes of travel are coming to the City of Sunnyvale as part of VTA’s Mathilda Avenue Improvements Project. The $42 million project broke ground March 22.

The project is made possible through a combination of funds from the City of Sunnyvale ($8 million), 2016 Measure B($17 million), and SB1 Local Partnership Program ($17 million).

This project will transform Mathilda Avenue at SR 237 and US 101 by:

  • Widening Mathilda Avenue to provide three lanes in both directions;
  • Adding dedicated bike lanes and continuous sidewalks along Mathilda Avenue;
  • Installing new signals at the US 101 interchange ramp intersections including new access to north bound US 101 from south bound Mathilda Avenue;
  • Realigning and widening the north bound US 101 diagonal off-ramp providing access to both directions of Mathilda Avenue;
  • Providing access to north bound Mathilda Avenue via new signal intersection;
  • Providing a new multi-purpose trail along Moffett Park Drive between Borregas Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing and Innovation Way to provide better access for bicyclists and pedestrians;
  • Improving access at Mathilda Avenue signal intersections. Westbound ramps and Moffett Park Drive (West) are consolidated to one signal intersection.

Construction is expected to last through mid-2020. During this time, traffic will not be adversely affected by lane closures during the commute periods. However, commuters are:

  • Encouraged to carpool or use transit.
  • Advised to avoid the construction area on Mathilda Avenue if possible and use Fair Oaks and Ellis Street crossings of US 101 to reach their destinations.
  • Reminded to pay attention to all directional signs. During ramp closures, traffic will be directed to use designated detours to minimize delays.

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