The City of Sunnyvale has been working with the community and Caltrans to rehabilitate the Fair Oaks Bridge since 2012. Located on Fair Oaks Avenue between Kifer Road and Evelyn Avenue, the bridge crosses over the Caltrain tracks and Hendy Avenue. The bridge was originally constructed in 1967 and underwent seismic retrofit improvements in 1981 and 1993 as required by the Mandatory Seismic Retrofit Program. The bridge structure was last inspected by Caltrans in 2000 and was determined to be “structurally deficient,” placing it on the Federal Highway Administration Eligible Bridge List (EBL).
In addition to bridge rehabilitation and roadway widening, the project includes improved safety, access, and mobility – both on the bridge and at landing points for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Specific improvements include enhanced intersection redesigns at Evelyn Avenue and Kifer Road and a minor realignment of Hendy Avenue to improve safety and mobility under the bridge. An adjacent pedestrian bridge that spans over the Caltrain tracks will be removed once the Fair Oaks Bridge is fully rehabilitated.
Circlepoint is supporting Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc., the engineering firm hired to provide engineering services for the project, to implement biological resources and cultural resources mitigation measures, as well as construction support outreach services. Circlepoint coordinated with H.T. Harvey and Rincon to conduct tree protection, roosting bats, and nesting bird surveys, as well as archaeological, paleontological, and Native American resource monitoring. Communications assistance includes regular website updates to keep the public informed of the latest project developments.