Repairs to the Hotel Bypass portion of the Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View are scheduled for completion Nov. 17, with the trail reopened to walkers and cyclists a few days after, according to city staff.
In the meantime, trail users are being rerouted along Yuba Drive and El Camino Real.
Contractors with the Santa Clara Valley Water District are working from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to complete the repairs.
The emergency erosion work is shoring up a bank weakened by January and February storms. In August, the bank endured soil loss that created a gap in a portion of the trail already closed due to erosion caused by the storms. Further study revealed that erosion continues to grow in width and length and is now approximately 5-6 feet away from the Hotel Bypass Trail and redwood trees.
Permanent repairs to the creek bank and Stevens Creek Trail will start summer 2018.