One reason the trail sometimes closes during the winter months is for potential or actual flooding at places where the trail passes through a tunnel next to the creek, like at Highway 101.
When the weather is questionable, check the Mountain View
Trail Closure Hotline at
MV R4-S2.1: $264,000 from the Santa Clara Valley Water District as part of their Clean, Safe Creeks and Natural Flood Protection Program in Fall 2005.
MV R4-S2.1: $700,000 State Transportation Fund for Clean Air Grant in 2005.
MV R4-S2.2: $874,000 California Rivers Parkway Grant by the State Resources Agency in summer 2006..
MV R4-S2.2: $275,000 Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in summer 2006. (not sure if this was reassigned or what, but it isn't in the final funding list).
MV R4-S2.2: $825,000 Construction Tax Conveyance Fund
MV R4-S2.2: $375 000 Shoreline Regional Park Community Fund
MV R4-S2.3: $400,000 n TFCA grant funds to Project 10-42, Dale/Heatherstone.
MV R4-2.3: $418,144 in 2009-10 Transportation Development Act (IDA), Article 3, funds to Project 10-42, Stevens Creek Trail, Sleeper to Dale/Heatherstone Construction
MV R4-2.4: $483,060 in 2011-12 CIP budget for design of the Stevens Creek Trail from Dale/Heatherstone to Mountain View High School.
Cupertino Phase I: (tbd)
Cupertino Scenic Circle access (2011): Total cost of (tbd)
Cupertino Phase II (2011-2013):
Total cost of $3,500,000 for combined trail extension and creek restoration.
$200,000 from "Park Dedication fees".
$1,215,000 of funding tied to doing the creek restoration came from the California River Parkways grant.
State EEMP grant of $245,000.
VTA Project Readiness agreement $25,000.
TDA grant for $103,000.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District may grant $285K for "Trails and Open Space"
The Santa Clara Valley Water District may grant $565K for "Environmental Enhancements".
Upon completion, the total construction contract cost of phase two was $3.281 million, with $2.831 million in project funding coming from grants and other outside funds and contributions
That leaves a missing piece between Mountain View and Cupertino. Los Altos has completed a feasibility study in 2008 to see how they might connect the trail through their city and provide access for their residents. Sunnyvale would not benefit from this, though, so they will need to determine their own solution. Both these cities decided in the early 1990s that they would pursue only a street-based trail.