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Auxiliary lanes project update
The Highway 1 auxiliary lanes project continues to drive toward completion. Crews continue to work along the northside of the highway between Soquel Avenue and Morrissey Boulevard. Work includes setting the piles and building the foundation for the walls at the top of the slope near the La Fonda Avenue overcrossing. Crews also are stacking blocks for the soundwall locations where rebar has been installed. In regard to the La Fonda overcrossing, pouring concrete for the bridge deck should begin later this month or in early July. Aesthetic treatments to the bridge include a stacked stone type or architectural feature on the barriers across the entire bridge and facing the traffic on columns. And landscaping work kicked off with the installation of irrigation lines. Landscaping will continue for several months after the construction project wraps up. The $21 million project, which aims to relieve congestion in this area of Highway 1 began in February 2012. With exception to landscaping, which included a year of maintenance, this project to wrap up before school resumes this fall. Follow the project online at http://sccrtc.org/projects/streets-highways/highway-1-aux-lanes/.