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Work begins Monday to improve Hwy 9 north of Boulder Creek
Come Monday, Aug. 12, a Caltrans contractor will begin a project to improve Highway 9 north of Boulder Creek. Specifically, Robert J. Frank Construction, of Redding, will be paid $250,000 to improve the existing pavement, widen the southbound traveled way and shoulder, place erosion control materials and replace the metal beam guardrail along the highway about 7 miles north of Boulder Creek and just north of Saratoga Toll. Expect one-way traffic control 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. Travel delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected. Electronic message signs will be used to advise the public about this project, which will wrap up at the end of December. Motorists are reminded to slow for the cone zone. Learn more about this and other Caltrans projects at 423-0396 or www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upscr.htm.