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Coleman Ave. / Autumn St. Improvement Project

File No. PP06-166

The objective of the project is to provide additional roadway capacity in the Coleman-Autumn corridor in order to adequately accommodate projected traffic demand. The proposed improvements are a key component of the Downtown San José Strategy 2000 Plan, a long-term plan for development in the greater downtown area that was approved by the San José City Council in June 2005.

  • Coleman Avenue will be widened from four lanes to six lanes between Hedding Street and Autumn Street, a distance of approximately 0.8 miles. The widened roadway will include a raised median and bike lanes, landscaping, signage, street lighting, sidewalks, curbs and gutters. The bulk of the widening will occur along the east side of Coleman Avenue. 
  • Autumn Street, between Park Avenue and Santa Clara Street will be converted from 1-way to 2-way traffic and will be widened to include two lanes in each direction. Most of the widening will occur along the east side of Autumn Street. Between Santa Clara Street and Saint John Street, Autumn Street will be widened to allow for up to four lanes of traffic during peak events at the adjacent HP Pavilion. During normal operations, the roadway will be striped for one lane in each direction and on-street parking will be permitted. Between Park Avenue and Santa Clara Street, Montgomery Street will become a minor 2-way street with a cul-de-sac constructed at the southerly end.

The proposed improvements to Coleman Avenue and Autumn Street will require the acquisition of substantial additional right-of-way. The additional right-of-way will directly result in the displacement of approximately four single-family residences and approximately 36 businesses and the demolition of structures on those properties.


The proposed improvements will occur on portions of Coleman Avenue and Autumn Street, both of which are located within the central portion of the City of San José. The project limits on Coleman Avenue are Hedding Street on the north and Autumn Street on the south. The project limits on Autumn Street are Coleman Avenue on the north and Park Avenue on the south.

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