Highway 101-Tully interchange construction begins

February 4, 2011 7:43:33 PM PST
San Jose will celebrate Friday the construction of a highway improvement project expected to provide traffic congestion relief for motorists.

The project celebration, hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Caltrans, and the City of San Jose, will mark the construction of a project that includes reconfiguring the U.S. Highway 101-Tully interchange and replacing the Tully Road overcrossing in San Jose.

Crews will also add an additional lane on southbound Highway 101 from south of Story Road to north of Capitol Expressway and an auxiliary lane from Tully Road to Capitol Expressway.

As part of the project, the on- and off-ramps will be widened and traffic signals will be installed at the ramp intersections.

The budget for the project was reduced from $63 million to $45 million, with $17 million from the state's Corridor Mobility Improvement Account, $4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding, and $24 million from VTA, state highway funds, the City of San Jose, and other local sources.

The expected completion date for the Tully construction project is summer 2012.