Caltrans Completes $45 Million Upgrade to 101

Caltrans has announced the completion of a $45 million project to relieve traffic congestion at Tully Road and U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose.

Sunday, Jun 17, 2012  |  Updated 6:38 PM PDT
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Caltrans Completes $45 Million Upgrade to 101

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Caltrans has announced the completion of a $45 million project to relieve traffic congestion at Tully Road and U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose.

"The 101 Improvement Project at Tully Road updates a portion of the freeway that hadn't been changed since the 1950s," San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen said in a statement.

"San Jose has developed and drown since then, and the resulting congestion is finally being relieved," he said.

The project constructed an additional lane on southbound Highway 101 from south of Story Road to north of the Capitol Expressway, and added a southbound merging lane from Tully Road to Capitol Expressway, according to Caltrans.

In addition to the added lanes, the entire highway interchange at Tully Road was replaced and enhanced with traffic signals and wider off-ramps.

"This project will go a long way toward eliminating bottlenecks and improving safety on U.S. Highway 101," Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager said in a statement.

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