Category Archives: bridges

What’s up with the lane configuration on Morrissey at Highway 1?, reader asks

     Dear Street Smarts,      Q The Morrissey Boulevard exit from Northbound Highway 1 leads to a traffic light at Fairmount Avenue. Perhaps there is some logic in the way the lane configuration is currently set up at that intersection, … Continue reading

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Friends of Arana Gulch make their case against the Broadway-Brommer Bike Path

The proposal to establish trails in Arana Gulch and build a bridge over Hagemann Gulch, linking Santa Cruz to Live Oak, will eventually have its day in court.   While the decision of whether Santa Cruz city’s $4.2 million Broadway-Brommer … Continue reading

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New extra wide Highway 1 ramp to Highway 17 provides line of sight for drivers, Caltrans says

Dear Street Smarts,      Q I am puzzled about the designated usage of the expensive pavement we taxpayers have paid for on the two main entrance and exit ramps for Highway 17 from Highway 1 at Ocean Street. The Highway 1 … Continue reading

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Money matters on the mind of the RTC

    Making do with less will be the topic up for discussion by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission when it meets Thursday in the County Supervisor’s chambers at 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz.   The agency … Continue reading

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San Lorenzo Bridge project now a city project, rather than one by Caltrans

     Q Dear Streetsmarts,       It seems to me that back when the Fishhook Project was first outlined, it was stated that widening the bridge over the San Lorenzo would be the final stage. I thought it ought to be … Continue reading

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San Lorenzo River Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge Opening ceremony at 4 p.m. today

Dear Street Smarts, Q Thanks for the good reports. What is the status of the new pedestrian bridge just below Mission Street at the river (in Santa Cruz)?  It looks done but both ends are fenced off. Thanks, S J … Continue reading

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