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Hwy 17 drainage project begins
If you travel Highway 17 to do business in Santa Clara County and points beyond, be aware that Caltrans plans to make $18 million in drainage improvements beginning tonight, weather permitting. The work is to occur between Summit Road and one mile south of Bear Creek Road. Construction is set to begin Sunday, June 5 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and continue during these times Sunday through Thursday nights until the end of this year. Friday and Saturday work will occur between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday or 10 a.m. Sunday mornings. Work will take place in both directions of the highway. The project's goal is to improve safety on Highway 17 by preventing the formation of concentrated runoff areas when it rains. When traveling through the construction area, use caution, slow down and expect delays. The CHP, message signs and flaggers will help motorists navigate the area. For more information about the project, visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/17wetpaving/.