The Santa Clara Valley Water District asks residents along More Avenue not to park their vehicles on the street beginning Wednesday, March 28 to accommodate the next-day, early morning delivery of a 63-foot long, nearly 15-feet high and 16-feet wide pre-fabricated building to the Rinconada Water Treatment Plant. This building will house new electrical equipment to help power the facility.
This structure will support the water district’s dedication to keep your water safe and reliable via the construction of modernized facilities at the water treatment plant. This work, known as the Reliability Improvement Project, will benefit the community by making sure our water supply remains affordable and meets future needs.
The building will be delivered on a 100-foot trailer escorted by the California Highway Patrol. It is expected to arrive at More Avenue and turn left to the plant’s lower gate. Please note that delivery will occur between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Thursday, March 29. The early delivery hour is to adhere to state of California permit requirements that call for these deliveries to be off the highways before rush hour traffic. The contractor will make every effort to minimize potential noise and light impacts.
The full truck route is:
- Cordelia Truck Scales to I-80 West to I-680 South
- I-680 South to 280 North
- I-280 North to Highway 17 South
- Highway 17 to Hamilton Avenue exit westbound to Winchester Boulevard
- Winchester Boulevard southbound to Knowles Drive
- Knowles Drive westbound to Pollard Road
- Pollard Road westbound to southbound More Avenue to the water treatment plant
The town of Los Gatos will post “No Parking” signs in front of every More Avenue residence at least 72 hours before the truck arrives per town rules. More Avenue is approximately 18-feet wide so there will be no room for parked cars on that street. The water district will also go door-to-door this week to place informational door hangers at each house about the delivery. Our district neighborhood liaison for the project will be present along the route.
The night before the delivery, our contractor will conduct a walking sweep of More Avenue to make sure residents have removed cars from the street. Cars left on More Avenue during the delivery may be moved temporarily at the discretion of the district contractor to a street parking area on Roxbury Lane until the truck passes through. The car will be moved back to its original parked area when the trailer passes.
The Reliability Improvement Project will upgrade all major plant components and increase the plant’s treatment capacity to 100 million gallons of water a day. When completed in the winter of 2021, it will allow the district to meet increasingly stringent standards for water quality, seismic stability and safety. The project is in the second of five phases.
For any questions or concerns, please contact:
The water district’s neighborhood liaison, Tony Mercado, at 408-630-2342 during the office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be reached through his personal cell phone at 408-426-1039.