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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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