Category Archives: potholes

Striping, paving and Sharrows

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Although paving work was completed weeks ago, a long stretch of Mount Hermon Road before the road ends at Graham Hill Road is still without reflectors and a double yellow line. Many of the temporary reflectors … Continue reading

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Well-meaning sign puts cyclists in danger, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: While driving last Wednesday down High Street from Bay near Peace United Church at 900 High Street, I nearly had a collision with a bike rider who had to swerve out into the street to avoid … Continue reading

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Potholing planned for Murray Street Bridge next week

Motorists can expect slow traffic and lane closures as a contractor works to fix potholes along Murray Street Bridge. Exaro Technologies, of Burlingame, will close the westbound lane 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. On Thursday, May 29, the eastbound … Continue reading

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Work begins Monday to improve Hwy 9 north of Boulder Creek

Come Monday, Aug. 12,  a Caltrans contractor will begin a project to improve Highway 9 north of Boulder Creek. Specifically, Robert J. Frank Construction, of Redding, will be paid $250,000 to improve the existing pavement, widen the southbound traveled way … Continue reading

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Pasatiempo pothole has got to go, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: This note is being written to you with the hope that you can bring attention to a teeth-jarring pothole that needs to be filled. Driving northbound, after exiting Highway 17 at Pasatiempo and turning right at … Continue reading

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Solving problems: From potholes to parking tickets

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I want to bring something to your attention – two dips in the pavement on 42nd Avenue at the rear entrance to the DMV. These dips cause extreme noise and dust when cars and trucks pass … Continue reading

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Cyclist urges city, riders to be vigilant about King Street dangers

Dear Street Smarts, Recently, I was bicycle riding on King Street and was about 30-feet behind a young woman riding a mountain bike near the right edge of the road. She glanced back over her left shoulder for a moment … Continue reading

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Road hazards can harm cyclists, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Although I work as a transportation planner, I’m writing as a private citizen. I read in one of your recent column a few complaints from readers about cyclists riding on mountain roads and sometimes riding further … Continue reading

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RTC hosts public hearing for proposed road repair, safe routes to school ballot measure

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing 9:30 a.m Thursday, Aug. 2 to gather public input on a proposal to ask voters to help repair local roads and create safe routes to school. The commission … Continue reading

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“Honker of a pothole” in Forest of Nisene Marks, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’m writing this with one hand, as I broke my wrist recently falling off my bike. The cause? A honker of a pothole on the road into Nisene Marks from Aptos Village. It’s in the worst … Continue reading

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