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.
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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