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Hwy 1 barrier work begins tonight, runs through November
Tonight, Caltrans will embark on an 8 mile barrier project along Highway 1 between Aptos and Santa Cruz. From now through November, RGW Construction of Livermore will be paid $1.7 million to erect a concrete slab and barrier along both directions of the highway's shoulders, as well as build anchor blocks and install metal beam guardrail. In the northbound direction, work will take place 9 p.m. to midnight on Sundays, 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and midnight to 5:30 a.m. on Fridays. On the southbound side, crews will work from 9:30 pm – midnight on Sundays, 9:30 pm – 6 am Mondays through Thursdays and midnight to 6 a.m. on Fridays. There also will be a few 6 am – 11 am closures on the weekend to allow for survey work. Most of the project will occur in the less than half mile stretch of Highway 1 between the north and south Aptos underpasses. Motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Electronic message signs will be used to inform motorists about the project. Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones. For information about this and other Caltrans projects on the Central Coast, call 1-877-448-6771 or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#scr.