Category Archives: road conditions

Reader offers sun to shade driving tips

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Street Smarts seems to be a good place to mention the dangers of driving from sun into shadow. I was driving on Conference Drive in Mount Hermon a while back when I came very close to … Continue reading

Posted in bicycle, bicycle education, Bicycling, bike safety, CHP, driver education, Driver safety, environment, law enforcement, road conditions, road construction, road work, roads, share the road, speed, Speed limit, Uncategorized, weather | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

B40 Drive repairs coming this summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Would you mind poking around with county public works on the long-delayed reconstruction of Branciforte Drive by Delaveaga Park? The landslide there took out the southbound lane three years ago and the metering light for one … Continue reading

Posted in commute, congestion, consumer affairs, county, driver education, Driver safety, public works, public works projects, road conditions, road construction, road work, roads, Santa Cruz County Public Works, speed, Speed limit, transportation, transportation projects, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

When water falls from the sky, will you remember how to drive?

Weather forecasters predict that rain is in our future this week. Since we haven’t much of it and some of us may be out of practice, here are some tips to help remember wet weather road rules from the California Office of … Continue reading

Posted in California Driver Handbook, consumer affairs, driver education, Driver safety, road conditions, roads, Traffic collisions, Uncategorized, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be safe this holiday season

Happy holidays everyone. Hope you safely celebrate with food, family and friends. If you plan to hit the road to get to day holiday celebration, keep in mind that millions of other people will be out there on the nation’s … Continue reading

Posted in distracted drivers, Driver safety, Driving impaired, drowsy driving, DUI, highways, holiday, impaired drivers, inattentive drivers, Public safety, road conditions, road trip, roads, seat belts, speed, Speed limit, Tipsy Tow, traffic laws, transportation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two left turn lanes better than one at Bay, Mission, city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live near Bay and Mission streets. As you are probably aware, there is often a large backup on Bay. I believe the backup could be largely fixed for the cost of some paint and perhaps a … Continue reading

Posted in Caltrans, Mission Street, public works, public works projects, road conditions, road construction, road work, roads, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Public Works, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Northbound auxiliary lane opens in time for holiday travel season

Just in time for holiday travel, the new northbound auxiliary lane is ready to go. Paving wrapped up Tuesday and temporary pavement markings were installed. Striping is scheduled for next week after the new pavement cures. In other project news: … Continue reading

Posted in Highway 1, road conditions, road construction, road work, roads, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, transportation, transportation projects, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Safety tips for road warriors this turkey day holiday

Thanksgiving is Thursday and rain is in the forecast; snow is expected in higher elevations. If you are planning to hit the road to your holiday destination, here are some winter driving tips from the California Office of Traffic Safety: … Continue reading

Posted in cell phones, distracted drivers, Driver safety, Driving impaired, drowsy driving, highways, holiday, Mountain Driving, Office of Traffic Safety, road conditions, road trip, seat belts, traffic hazards, traffic safety, transportation, travel, Uncategorized, weather | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nighttime Caltrans work on Hwy 9

Nighttime Caltrans work on Hwy 9 Caltrans this week will be doing some grinding and paving along Highway 9 in Ben Lomond, Brookdale, and Boulder Creek. The work starts in Ben Lomond Tuesday night, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. to 5 … Continue reading

Posted in Ben Lomond, Caltrans, CHP, Highway 9, road closure, road conditions, road construction, road work, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aldridge Lane to be repaired this fall, ‘Give Me 3’ bill becomes law

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In 20 years living on Aldridge Lane in Corralitos, I have watched the berm alongside the road be dragged down by the procession of apple growers who have taken turns farming the small piece of land … Continue reading

Posted in Aptos, Ben Lomond, bicycle, bicycle education, Bicycling, bike safety, Boulder Creek, California Bike Colaition, Capitola, county, driver education, Driver safety, Felton, People Power, Public safety, public works, road conditions, road work, roads, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County Public Works, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, Scotts Valley, share the road, Traffic collisions, Traffic Enforcement, traffic hazards, traffic laws, traffic safety, traffic ticket, traffic violation, transportation, Uncategorized, watsonville | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Laurent resurfacing on the back burner

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have seen many of the streets in the lower Westside being repaved and think it comes under the Measure H that was passed a few years back. I called a couple of years ago when … Continue reading

Posted in road conditions, road construction, road work, roads, Santa Cruz, transportation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment