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Friday, November 06, 2009

Final weekend for downtown San Jose rail rehab project

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Weekend motorists, cyclists and pedestrians using the intersection of Almaden Boulevard and San Carlos Street, and VTA light rail riders using or passing through the Convention Center Light Rail Station insane Jose, Calif., should allow more time for their trips the weekend of Nov. 7-8.

Three sections of aging light rail track running in the median of San Carlos Street between Market Street and Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose require replacement.

This is the third of three consecutive weekends (one weekend at each site) of rail replacement work. At least one lane of traffic in either direction on San Carlos Street is expected to remain open at all times throughout the weekend construction period, while Almaden Boulevard traffic will be detoured one block when it reaches San Carlos Street.  The work is not expected to impact the Monday morning commute.

During the work, the Convention Center Light Rail Station will be closed and free substitute bus service will be provided around the construction work. Trains traveling to the Winchester Light Rail Station, during the weekend closures of Convention Center Station, will temporarily make stops at the Children's Discovery Museum Station in order to provide access to the substitute bus service.

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