Q: There’s an issue stemming from a brand new constructing that has just lately develop into occupied on the nook of Leigh and Moorpark Avenues in San Jose. It appears the town failed to finish restriping work on northbound Leigh Avenue to revive the best flip pocket that was closed off throughout development of the constructing. There isn’t a purple curb or signage indicating that parking is prohibited at any time inside the pocket. Because of this, a strong line of automobiles is parked within the pocket 24×7, inflicting right-turning visitors to again up into the adjoining via lane.
I known as the town and was suggested it may take six to eight weeks only for somebody to try the scenario. I’m hoping you will get them shifting on this ASAP, since somebody within the streets division dropped the ball and will appropriate the issue put up haste.
D.J. Martin, San Jose
A: There shall be “No Stopping Anytime” indicators put in at this location. The work order is in and they need to be put in quickly.
Q: I’ve lived near Saratoga Avenue for over 35 years. Not too long ago some birdbrain determined to restripe Saratoga Avenue from Moorpark Avenue to Prospect Avenue. It has gone from three completely flowing lanes down to 2. It has made it not solely hazardous, however completely inconvenient if you happen to’re touring on Saratoga. Was this a state mandate or did the town have some concept that this may assist visitors stream? I journey on Saratoga Avenue no less than 2 to three instances a day and it’s nothing however a bottleneck now. I’d wish to know the reasoning behind this.
Carol Ann Butler, San Jose
A: When Mrs. Roadshow and I first drove on Saratoga after the restriping, she additionally expressed frustration on the lack of a lane, and requested why it was modified. “To make it safer for bicycles,” I stated, although I’m undecided that’s the complete motive for the change. She misses the third lane, however acknowledged the necessity for the highway to bike-friendly, as nicely.
On the opposite finish of Saratoga Avenue, after it turns into Large Basin Approach and State Route 9, Caltrans will carry out in a single day closures for 4 nights subsequent week at Sanborn Highway to put new metal girders for the Saratoga Creek Bridge Rehabilitation undertaking.
Beginning Tuesday, October 17 and ending Saturday, October 21, State Route 9 shall be closed at Sanborn Highway from 9 p.m. every night till 7 a.m. the next morning. Sanborn Highway shall be blocked off utterly for a crane to set the girders. Emergency automobiles can have entry.
The undertaking is scheduled to be full in December 2023.
For extra data, see the Caltrans undertaking web page, https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-4/d4-projects/d4-santa-clara-sr9-saratoga-creek-bridge.
Search for Gary Richards at Fb.com/mr.roadshow or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.