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The bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing project will more safely help to convey pedestrians, cyclists, and others over Highway 17 along Blossom Hill Road.

This area is busy with people on skateboards, bikes, scooters, on foot  as there are children going to and from school and residents walking to and from Vasona Lake County Park and Oak Meadow Park. The improvement will be a great boon for their safety. It’s been discussed for years but inch by inch, the project is starting to materialize. They’ve now picked the type of bridge that will be constructed, the box girder. Hopefully it will be finished by the end of 2025.

Today my better half snapped a photo of the sign for the bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing project. In case you haven’t seen it, here is an image:

 

Photo of the sign along Blossom Hill Road for the bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing project in Los Gatos, CA. This was taken on Blossom Hill Road.

Bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing project will help to prevent tragedies in the future

Locals know that Blossom Hill Road has a speeding problem the entire length of it in town. The Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department does its best to slow the flow of traffic here and throughout the area, but they cannot be everywhere at once.

Earlier this month there was a fatality at Blossom Hill and Belgatos Roads involving one car heading east on Blossom Hill Road and another turning left from Belgatos toward downtown. A crosswalk or light would be helpful in that area. We have seen a lot of officers and what looks like surveyors in that area recently. We are hopeful that safety improvements will be underway here too.

Other injuries and deaths have occurred elsewhere along Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos, too often cars hitting pedestrians. It seems like every few years it happens again.

That car to person collision is more likely in areas with more non-vehicular traffic, and that’s the situation along the stretch of Blossom Hill Road between Oak Rim and Roberts near and across the Highway 17 overcrossing bridge.

More info

Want to stay current on  this project? Check out all of the information on the town’s website:

Highway 17 Bicycle & Pedestrian Overcrossing Project Page with Updates

Blossom Hill Road Traffic Safety

If you’d like to be notified about this project or other important meetings or discussions, you can sign up online for whatever notifications you prefer from the town here.