U.S. 101 Tully Road Interchange

HMH led this critical Proposition 1-B bond-funded project for major improvements to U.S. 101 between State Route I-280/I-680 and Yerba Buena Road.  Working closely with Caltrans, VTA and the City of San Jose, HMH developed a multi-phase implementation approach by preparing a Project Study Report/Project Report (PSR/PR) with environmental clearance to add a southbound lane, modify interchanges at U.S. 101/Tully Road and Capitol Expressway to partial cloverleaf configurations, with auxiliary lanes and ramp modifications.

HMH completed Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) for Phase 1 including reconstruction of the U.S. 101/Tully Road freeway interchange; the addition of a southbound travel lane and a new auxiliary lane from Tully Road to Capitol Expressway.  Because of the funding priority, great emphasis was placed upon schedule delivery and budget accountability.  HMH responded with high-quality PS&E ready for advertisement on schedule by Caltrans.  Bids were received in July 2010 for $23.5 million, almost 34% under the estimate.

HMH services also included control surveys and aerial topographic mapping according to Caltrans A, B and C submittal procedures, preparation of mandatory and advisory design exception fact sheets, geometric approval drawings, utility coordination, and technical studies for the State CEQA Initial Study/ Negative Declaration and Federal NEPA Categorical Exclusion Environmental Clearances.  HMH met the accelerated schedule and budget requirements with adjustments for scope changes related to VTA’s multi-modal approach.


  • Transportation Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Stormwater Compliance


San Jose, CA



Key Facts

  • Client: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
  • On-time delivery of PS&E to meet Caltrans accelerated schedule.
  • Complex staging required critical Transportation Master Plan (TMP) measures.
  • Extensive participation in resolving multi-modal design issues and exceptions to Caltrans standards.
  • Prepared enhanced pedestrian and bicycle conditions for roadway.

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