Category Archives: Highway 152

Roads could be slow & go this week for projects, Bike Week

Drivers countywide will have to pay extra attention to the roads and their travel routes this week as several events, including a sewer project, highway work and Bike Week, take to the streets. First, in Santa Cruz, the city will … Continue reading

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EV chargers getting damaged by users, replacement pending

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am noticing the EV chargers in downtown Santa Cruz are slowly disappearing. One by one, they are breaking and not being repaired. I drive an EV and one of the major incentives was free charging … Continue reading

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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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Preventing traffic pile-ups

This month has been a deadly one for big rigs on windy highways shared with Santa Clara County, our neighbor to the east. In two weeks time, in two separate incidents, two commercial trucks lost control and drove through traffic … Continue reading

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Culvert work on Hwy 152

Granite Construction of Watsonville is performing some culvert repair work on behalf of Caltrans along Highway 152 near Hecker Pass. A small culvert failed east of Casserly/Carlton roads near Watsonville. The $125,000 project aims to improve roadway stability. Drivers are reminded … 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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Strawberry Festival to cause road closure, detour in Watsonville this weekend

Expect detours along Highway 152 between Lake Avenue and 2nd Street beginning 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 through 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 a the city makes way for the 19th Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival. All traffic lanes in both … Continue reading

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Sidewalk safety improvements coming near south county’s Lakeview Middle School

Last week’s guest column from Karena Pushnik of the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation commission garnered many responses from readers seeking information regarding sidewalk safety hazards. One such complaint was in regard to the lack of a sidewalk for students … 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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Traffic calming on the road

Dear Street Smarts, Q After reading your (Bethany Drive residents work to calm traffic on neighborhood street, April 15, 2009) article, maybe you could pass along this info which might help their problem of speeders. When I drive through British … Continue reading

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