Category Archives: auxiliary lanes

Helping traffic flow on Hwy 1 requires money

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The letter by Miss Roberson in last Monday’s paper supports widening of highway one –again. Instead, can’t the engineers at Caltrans design a better 41st Avenue-Bay Avenue-Porter Street interchange? For all the money spent thus far … Continue reading

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Hwy 17 needs an auxiliary lane through Los Gatos, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Here in Santa Cruz, we have achieved better traffic flow by adding merge lanes to Hwy 1. I was a Los Gatos mountains resident for 25 years, commuting to Cupertino. It finally dawned on me that … Continue reading

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Reader questions building highway ‘niceties’ during tough financial times

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Your column is typically the most valuable information in the Sentinel! When freeways are ‘improved’, it seems that it is always overkill on the ancillary stuff, which makes the costs so high. For example, the landscaping … Continue reading

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