Category Archives: Highway 129

CHP steps up enforcement at highway construction sites

Starting this week, the California Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement at work zones on highways statewide. The safety campaign also includes having electronic highway message signs located within five miles of a construction project to warn drivers that “WORKERS AHEAD, … Continue reading

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Fund it, build it, reader says

On Monday, Street Smarts asked readers for ideas on ways to unravel Santa Cruz County’s gridlock. Many suggestions came in. Here are the traffic congestion busting thoughts of Robert Hull: Solving today’s traffic problems requires updating many parts of our … Continue reading

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Bike-a-thon for healthy kids; Straight talk about marijuana from CHP

May is National Bike Month and the commemorate, motorists are being challenged to put down their car keys and hop on their bikes. Doing so could win them one of $12,000 in cycling-related prizes. Project Bike Trip and Ecology Action … Continue reading

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Lower speed limits not coming to Highway 129, Caltrans says

On Monday, Street Smarts looked at The CHP’s traffic enforcement efforts on Highway 129 at the request of reader Steve James of Watsonville. Below is a question from Alissa Briggs, posted on the Sentinel’s website. Read on: Q: I drive … Continue reading

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Hwy 129 ‘Safety Corridor’ on hold, traffic enforcement is not

Dear Street Smarts, Q: You may recall that I wrote to you several months ago regarding the lack of traffic enforcement on Highway 129 between Watsonville and Highway 101. On one occasion after I wrote to you, I did see … Continue reading

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Salinas Road to open soon to Highway 1 traffic

Come Thursday, Sept. 1, drivers on  Highway 1 will be able to access Salinas Road. Earlier this month, Caltrans closed Salinas Road to traffic from both directions of the highway as part of the $30 million safety improvement project going … Continue reading

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Navigating the Salinas Road detour off southbound Highway 1

If you plan on heading south on Highway 1 in the hopes of connecting to Salinas Road, think again. You’ll have to take a detour via State Route 129 first. Caltrans has shut down access to Salinas Road as part … Continue reading

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Hwy 1/Salinas Road Project back on track

The safety project that involves building a fly over ramp from Highway 1 to Salinas Road is back on track. Work resumed Aug. 2 after a brief delay that allowed utility companies to relocate their infrastructure. Now, construction workers will … Continue reading

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Safe on State Route-129 Corridor on hold, CHP says

Anyone who has ever had their bank put a hold on their account and not allow them to touch the money in it should be able to identify with a dilemma faced by the California Highway Patrol’s Aptos office. In … Continue reading

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Too many CHP officers in Felton, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was just wondering when you’ll do some real investigative reporting and find out why the Bay Area is at saturation point with CHP. Can you find the stats, the number of police cars running every … Continue reading

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