Water Line Rerouting Along Budd Avenue Begins

San Jose Water said to expect traffic slow-downs on Budd Avenue, on either side of San Tomas Expressway.

Roadwork can be seen in various stages throughout the Orchard City. Beginning this week, Budd Avenue will also go under the knife, er, construction saws.

San Jose Water Company is rerouting and replacing a waterline that runs underneath Budd Avenue, through San Tomas Expressway, said San Jose Water Company Project Supervisor Maurice Cyr.

"We are planning on doing the work on the surrounding areas, cutting and digging and pushing pipes underneath," Cyr said. "We notified the residents."

A total of 195 feet of pipe underneath San Tomas Expressway will be rerouted and replaced, he said, and some of the on/off ramps will also be impacted.

"Work started yesterday (Sept. 24) and is expected to continue for the next three to four weeks," said Humberto Zuniga, foreman at Preston Pipelines. "Expect slower traffic around 8:30 a.m. but especially between 9 and 9:30 a.m."


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Bethany Curran September 26, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Was wondering what all the trucks and equipment were doing at John D Morgan Park. Thanks CP for answering my question so quickly! :)
Mayra Flores de Marcotte September 26, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Thank you for the tip, Bethany!
John Celton September 26, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Now this is getting ridicilous. Last year you had all the construction at Winchester and Campbel Ave, then there was the new houses at Campbell and San Thomas which randomaly blocked Campbell Ave, then the road work on Winchester for the senior housing, then the Hamilton Ave work, the Campbell Ave. repave and curb cuts and now this. This is 2 years of road work that has made it very difficult to get to downtown Campbell from the west side. Are you trying to kill business in Campbell? Hamilton was always a problem around the Freeway so we all have used Campbell Ave or Budd but now!? I guess I just go to Westgate for everything instead. Oh shall we talk about the east portal project, another traffic stopper that will last several years?
Mayra Flores de Marcotte September 26, 2012 at 07:52 PM
John, I hear your frustrations! It does seem that roadwork is commonplace in Campbell (at least for the two years that I've been covering the news here) and I see where driving can become difficult, but what about the improvements that will be seen once all this is over? Will they be worth it in the grand scheme of things or do you think you will still take your business elsewhere? What do you think could have been done differently to alleviate the stress on drivers? I'm sure there are many out there that feel the same way as you do. Let's discuss!
Mr Mopar September 27, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Seems like we all complain during the work, but if the work isn't done we all complain about that instead. Glad to see our town is improving and keeping up with the necessary improvements!


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