Effective, Dec. 15, the Adobe Creek bike/pedestrian undercrossing is now closed for the winter through mid-April due to the rainy season. The seasonal closure usually begins in mid-October, but the weather cooperated this fall, allowing the Public Works Department to keep the popular thoroughfare open two months longer than expected.
"When we get a rain forecast of 1/2" of rain or more and/or we receive an unexpected volume of rainfall that silts over the pathway, we close it down for the winter with the intention of opening it up again on April 15th," says Steve Banks, Public Works Manager of Maintenance Operations.
Plans are in the works to replace the flood-prone undercrossing starting in 2019. The aim is to have a new, year-round bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing over Highway 101 at Adobe Creek near the City's southern border with Mountain View. Not only would it help better link growing technology and research-based job centers with regional trails and bicycle facilities, but it would also improve access to recreation opportunities like the Baylands.
It is expected to be completed in 2020.