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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Second weekend of work for San Jose, Calif., rail rehab project

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Weekend motorists and pedestrians using the intersection of Market and San Carlos streets in San Jose, Calif., and VTA light rail riders traveling to, from or through Convention Center Light Rail Station will be affected as 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 are replaced.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1 is the second of three consecutive weekends (one weekend at each site) of rail replacement work in the downtown San Jose area. At any one time, 15 to 20 workers will be on site using jackhammers, back hoes, excavators, haul trucks and other power equipment. The work will be continuous from late Friday night until early Monday morning. 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 Market Street traffic will be detoured one block when it reaches San Carlos Street.

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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