Category Archives: Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission

Reader questions building highway ‘niceties’ during tough financial times

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Your column is typically the most valuable information in the Sentinel! When freeways are ‘improved’, it seems that it is always overkill on the ancillary stuff, which makes the costs so high. For example, the landscaping … Continue reading

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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

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The logic behind Hwy 1 auxiliary lanes instead of through lanes

Dear Street Smarts, Q: While I believe that the lanes being added between Soquel Drive and Morrissey Boulevard are done in a manner that avoided certain regulations that apply to general highway widening, it escapes me how the northbound lane, … Continue reading

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Scenic trail network final master plan released

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trial Network project’s final master plan is available for the public’s perusal. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has released the document that defines the proposed bicycle and pedestrian trail adjacent to the Santa … Continue reading

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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

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New SB Hwy 1 auxiliary lane to open next month

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’m writing in regards to the La Fonda Bridge project in Santa Cruz. Caltrans is wasting time and our money. I travel the corridor twice a day and nothing appears to be getting done and there … Continue reading

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Fruity sidewalk a slippery nuisance for pedestrians, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The sideway on the north side of Brommer Street, just west of Eldorado Avenue is a mess of crushed cherries from a back yard uncared for fruit tree. It is a really dangerous place to walk, … Continue reading

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Reporting highway driving-related car damage

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Two weeks ago, in the morning, when driving near the road construction near the southbound Soquel Avenue exit on Highway 1, a large piece of gravel struck my windshield. If it was not a piece of … Continue reading

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Auxiliary lanes project pace continues to be questioned

Dear Street Smarts, Q: As a 30 year resident of our dear county and long time reader of the Sentinel and your column, I am not naive when it comes to the machinatons of the guardians of our infrastructure. I … Continue reading

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Comment period continues on draft EIR for Monterey Bay Scenic Trail

Public comment is still being accepted for the draft environmental impact report on the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Draft Master Plan. Released last month by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, the document explains the project, a … Continue reading

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