A note from Sarah Flamm, Policy Aid to Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian:

Thank you for contacting Supervisor Simitian with your question about the Bicycle and Highway Safety Improvements on Stevens Canyon Road. I am the Supervisor’s policy aide that works on transportation/roads issues, and I am happy to make your acquaintance. I am also an avid cyclist. It is good to know more about the WalkBikeCupertino community.  

You can learn more about the Stevens Canyon Road Project here: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/rda/PnS/CP/Bicycle/Pages/home.aspx. Attached is a full report on the project.

Bicycle and Highway Safety Improvements on Stevens Canyon Road, Federal Project Number HSIPL-5937(188)

Project Background:
Stevens Canyon Road, between Mt. Eden Road and 0.68 miles south of Ricardo Road, is a two-lane, minor rural arterialserving as a commuter route for the mountain communities with moderate traffic volume. Stevens Canyon Road provides access for Cities of Cupertino and Los Altos, including connections to Foothill and Oregon-Page Mill Expressways and Highways 101 and 280. The roadway’s open space and mountainous characteristics also attract numerous recreational and bicycle enthusiasts. The roadway has an existing posted speed limit of 35 mph. The existing narrow shoulder conditions forces bicyclists to share the travel way with motorists in certain locations which can cause serious conflicts.

Project Description:
The project limits along Stevens Canyon Road are from Mt. Eden Road to 0.68 miles south of Ricardo Road. The general project scope of work consists of constructing paved shoulder areas, shoulder clearing of loose debris, removal/installation of traffic signs and posts, drainage enhancements, including associated roadway traffic striping. The improvements will provide wider shoulder areas at specific locations to enhance visibility/safety and provide better roadway operations for motorists and bicyclists traveling along Stevens Canyon Road.

The project is funded by federal Highway Safety Improvements Program (HSIP) with agency local match from County Road Fund.
Schedule of Construction – Updated 09/20/2017

It is anticipated that the contractor will begin working along the roadway by early October. Drivers can expect minor intermittent disruption in traffic flow during the hours of work.
The project has a duration of 60 working days. The Special Provisions require hours of work to be between 9:00 – 4:00 pm (weekdays). All lanes will be restored to a safe condition and shall be open to traffic by 4:00 pm. Construction operations will require one lane traffic control, and contractor will provide flagmen for the one lane traffic control. Access to private property will be maintained at all times.

Contractor:  Granite Rock Company

County Project Engineer:  Sadegh Sadeghi, RCE/RTE, 408-494-1335​​​​​


I hope that helps. Feel free to contact me anytime with questions.



Sarah Flamm
Policy Aide to Supervisor Joe Simitian, District Five

County of Santa Clara

70 West Hedding Street, 10th Floor

San Jose, CA 95110

(408) 299-5056 | sarah.flamm@bos.sccgov.org