Category Archives: Watsonville Public Works

Construction crews should look out for cyclist safety, reader says

The weather is nice and that means public works departments across the county are trying to make good use of it by embarking on projects aimed at making it easier for us to get from point A to point B. … Continue reading

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Watsonville roundabout about 5 years out

Street Smarts recently chatted with Maria Esther Rodriguez, of the Watsonville public works department, about a future roundabout that’s planned at the busy intersection of Main Street and Freedom Boulevard. The device should appear in about five years. Below is that conversation: STREET … Continue reading

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Watsonville traffic light fixed

Dear Street Smarts, Q:I’m writing concerning the sequencing of the traffic signal at the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Larkin Valley Road/Westgate Drive. If the current operation of the signal is an experiment, my vote is that it is a … Continue reading

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Earth Day: Does saving the world by driving less mean the demise of well-maintained roads?

Earth Day is the kind of holiday that makes you think about the things you can do to save the world. Among them, may be to cut down on your fuel consumption, which reduces the amount of greenhouse gases released … Continue reading

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Making sidewalks pedestrian-friendly

When the Regional Transportation Commission’s Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee meets Tuesday, April 13, it will discuss a plan to make the county’s sidewalks safe for all pedestrians. Developed by the committee’s Pedestrian Safety Work Group, the plan calls … Continue reading

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