Category Archives: bridges

Hwy 1 closed for funeral procession for fallen first responder

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Could you possibly determine the reason that Highway 1 southbound was closed about noon on Tuesday, April 22? The CHP was blocking the on-ramps at 41st Avenue, Soquel Avenue and possibly more. There were 15-20 CHP … Continue reading

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Bridge work rescheduled to next week

Bridge work that had been scheduled this week for the overcrossing at Highway 1 and Bay Avenue in Capitola has been pushed back to next week. From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13, Caltrans to … Continue reading

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Night work scheduled on Central Coast bridges

Caltrans has $600,000 in night work planned for bridges in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. Starting Wednesday, April 9, deck seal projects will be performed on highways 1 and 129. American Civil Constructors West Coast, Inc. of Benicia, has been awarded … Continue reading

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More on La Fonda Avenue overpass

Last week, Street Smarts posted a letter from Juliana Cheng of Santa Cruz seeking information about the La Fonda Avenue overpass above Highway 1. Specifically, she wanted to know when the bridge was opened, a padlock on the fence and … Continue reading

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Reader questions history of La Fonda overpass

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Do you have any idea who planted those pine trees on both sides of Highway 1 near Harbor High School? Was there an opening ceremony when the La Fonda over crossing was built? And who put … Continue reading

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Why the Coastal Commission is holding the cards over Arana

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Why does the Coastal Commission believe it has jurisdiction (over the Arana Gulch Master Plan)? The proposed path is more than the statutory distance of 100 feet from the ocean or one of its lagoons? Gene … Continue reading

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Reader questions traffic routes around future Murray Street Bridge construction project

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for your update on the Murray Street Bridge project (Jan. 19, 2010). I am sure your readers would appreciate a future column on the following question: How does the city of Santa Cruz propose to … Continue reading

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Earthquake wary reader questions Murray Street Bridge repair delays

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Since there are so many earthquakes in the news, could you find out why the required seismic retrofit of the Murray Street Bridge is delayed until next year? The plans were completed several years ago and … Continue reading

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The intersection of highways 1 and 9 needs to be more bike friendly, reader sayys

Dear Street Smarts,      Q Do you know if there are any plans to install a bike lane on River Street at Highway 1 where it turns into Highway 9? With the new art/work spaces at the Tannery, there is … Continue reading

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Fishhook traffic camera up and running

Dear Street Smarts,      Q Please explain about the new Highway 1 web cam. What’s the URL and will your paper use it?      Ken Randal        A Good news, Ken. The camera that monitors Highway 1 near the … Continue reading

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