Every summer, employees in the Road & Signal Operations Division resurface a portion of the 660 miles of unincorporated Santa Clara County roads and expressways, extending the lives of the roads and preparing them for the storms of winter.
The County of Santa Clara has completed repairs to a section of Bear Creek Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains that was badly damaged during this winter’s storms and reopened it to traffic. The road had been closed since March, when a culvert channeling stormwater under the roadway failed.
Construction and electrical crews have made significant progress on a $4.2 million project to improve the intersection of Almaden Expressway and Camden Avenue in San José, one of several active projects funded by Measure B, the 30-year half-cent sales tax approved by Santa Clara County voters in 2016.
While most of us huddled indoors during the nonstop storms that pummeled the Bay Area from Dec. 26 to Jan. 16, the people who maintain 660 miles of unincorporated Santa Clara County roads and expressways worked around the clock, in harsh conditions, to keep the public safe, from clearing roads of downed trees and mudslides to unblocking debris-choked culverts.