Caltrans to work overnight on Highway 9, Fishhook

Starting Sunday night, Caltrans will have a couple projects that will impact the way nighttime drivers get around the county. While one project is set to begin Sunday night on Highway 1, a project that began last week on Highway 9 will begin to wrap up starting Monday night.
  • Come Sunday, Caltrans will begin a paving project that will require the state transportation agency to close the half-mile section of northbound Highway 1 from the Fishhook to the San Lorenzo River Bridge. The four-night project will occur from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, July 29. The work is taking place at night for safety reasons, Caltrans officials said. A detour will be posted. Motorists should expect delays of up to 10 minutes while Caltrans maintenance workers perform the project.
  • Meanwhile, on Highway 9 at Twin Bridges in Felton, a Caltrans contractor on Monday night will commence painting stripes on the road. This, after completing a grinding and paving project it had began last week as part of a road safety project to smooth out the humps and bumps. The striping will take place on a ¬Ĺ-mile stretch of the highway at Twin Bridges from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday. Flaggers will direct traffic while crews clean up the road and paint the stripes, Caltrans reported. Delays of less than 5-minutes are expected. The contractor on the $834,000 road safety project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo.
For more information about these and other road maintenance projects Caltrans has planned for Santa Cruz County, call 423-0396 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upscr.htm.
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