Those heading north on Foothill Expressway this weekend will be detoured at Hillview Avenue to make way for heavy equipment work on a gas line replacement in the area between Hillview and Page Mill Road.
Both northbound lanes and the bike lane on Foothill Expressway will be closed starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday, May 6, while workers using heavy excavation equipment install a transmission pipeline segment under Matadero Creek.
Northbound traffic will be rerouted through Hillview Avenue and Deer Creek Road during the construction, but drivers should expect increased traffic in all directions in the area.
Miranda Avenue, which runs parallel to Foothill Expressway in that segment, will remain open, but there will be extra traffic controls and flagmen directing cars in and out of the road's entry points.
In mid-May, workers will begin street-valve replacement work on Alma Street, slowing northbound traffic and causing some sidewalks and driveways to be dug up in the area between Colorado Avenue and Oregon Expressway.