Transportation, communications projects keep motorists on their toes on Hwys 1, 17

  Planned bridge work on Highway 1 back on again The on again, off again project to replace bridge joints on the Soquel Creek Bridge in Capitola is back on again. For the next couple of weeks, crews will be working from 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. between Bay and 41st avenues to replace the joint seals, thus upgraing the structure. Freeway on and off ramps at Bay and 41st avenue will be closed during the project hours. Electronic message signs will alert motorists to the work and resulting delays. Delays of up to 10 minutes should be expected. An alternate route would be to use 41st Avenue to Soquel Drive and on to Porter Street. Highway 17 aerial cable crossing Verizon will be replacing a faulty aerial cbale across Highway 17 on Sundays, June 15 and July 13. During the first phaseof the project, workers will string a new aerial wire across the highway. In July, they will return to remove the old one. There will be intermittent lane closures from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Delays should not exceed 10 minutes. What's more, both the north and sounthbound directions will be closed during separate intervals. The California Highway Patrol will help with traffic control. Electronic message boards alert motorists about the project. Caltrans reminds motorists to move over or slow down when driving through highway work zones. It's the law. Learn more about these and other Caltrans projects in the county by calling District 5 at 1-877-448-6771 or visiting  
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