The Evelyn Light Rail Station is no more. The Mountain View station closed Monday as crews began removing fixtures and other items for reuse prior to demolition.
According to the overseeing agency, Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), the station will be demolished in advance of a second light rail track being built between the Mountain View and Whisman stations.
VTA officials said lane closures on eastbound Central Expressway are likely most weekdays and evenings. Daytime lane closures are typically 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nighttime lane closures are typically 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Vehicle and bike lane closures on westbound Evelyn Avenue will be in place at times.
The purpose of this project, according to the VTA, is to eliminate the current bottle neck caused by the single track operation in this area of Mountain View and provide storage space to stage multiple vehicles to service future BART service and special events at Levi’s Stadium. Officials are eyeing a December completion date.
"We need that track for the Super Bowl," said Brandi Childress, VTA media spokesperson. "Demolition (of the station) definitely is the first order of business."
Levi's Stadium is the scheduled home of Super Bowl L, taking place in February 2016.