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Bernardo Avenue Undercrossing

The Bernardo Avenue Undercrossing project will provide a separated pedestrian and bicycle pathway. This pathway will connect north and south Bernardo Avenue. The crossing will go beneath the Caltrain railroad tracks and Central Expressway. The three agencies that will lead the project are the City of Sunnyvale, the City of Mountain View and VTA.

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Contact

Nabilah Deen, Transportation Engineer, 408-730-7579

Progress

We developed four project alternatives for the preliminary design phase. The City Council will select a project alternative for the environmental clearance phase. The environmental clearance phase refers to the documentation review process for CEQA* clearance. For the preliminary conceptual designs, see Documents tab.

*California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Upcoming Events

Special Joint Sunnyvale-Mountain View Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) Meeting
Presentation of draft concepts for discussion and initial feedback.

When: Wednesday Dec. 2, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Watch BPAC Meeting Online
Or Participate on Zoom (Registration is required)
Or By telephone - Call US: +1 (669) 900 9128 or +1 (253) 215 8782 or +1 (346) 248 7799 or +1 (301) 715 8592 or +1 (312) 626 6799 or +1 (646) 558 8656; Meeting ID: 964 1967 8790

Next Steps

Jan. 2021 - Community Outreach Meeting #1

Spring 2021 - Joint Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meeting between City of Sunnyvale and City of Mountain View

Summer 2021 - City Council Selection of Project Alternative

Summer 2022 - City Council Adoption of Final Report with Concept Design and Environmental Clearance Document

Details

The preliminary design phase will include several layout alternatives. The alternatives will include pedestrian and bicycle-friendly concepts. They will limit right-of-way impacts to Caltrain, Santa Clara County and private properties.

Satellite map showing buildings and trees at project location, with a yellow callout for the project limits bounded in a dashed yellow line from the intersection of Bernardo Avenue at Evelyn Avenue and Central Expressway.

Documents

Bernardo Avenue Preliminary Conceptual Designs

Report to Council 17-1203 - February 6, 2018 - Authorize Amending an Existing Contract for the Preliminary Design and Environmental Clearance of the Bernardo Undercrossing Project (F17-075) and Approve a Cost Sharing Agreement with the City of Mountain View and a Service Agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board Regarding the Project and Approval of Budget Modification No. 38

Background

In 2018, the City entered a cost-sharing agreement with the City of Mountain View. This agreement was for the preliminary design and environmental clearance phase.

In July 2020, Sunnyvale and Mountain View received a funding award for the project. This award was the 2016 Measure B Bicycle & Pedestrian Capital Projects Competitive Grant. This grant award will fund the design and construction phase of the project.

This project will involve right-of-way coordination with Santa Clara County and Caltrain. We will be working with the City of Mountain View for the design and environmental phase of the project. VTA will lead for the construction phase of the project.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2020
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