Tag Archives: construction

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

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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

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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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B40 projects generating reader interest

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was wondering about the future of the one-way light on Branciforte Drive just past Goss Road. It was shut down Aug. 1 for repair of overhead wires in advance of some roadwork. We live on … Continue reading

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Hwy 17 grinding and paving between Vine Hill and Sugarloaf

Come Monday, Caltrans maintenance workers will begin a three day grind and pave project along northbound Highway 17 from Vine Hill Road to Sugarloaf. From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., crews will work on the project, which includes the closure … Continue reading

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Aptos Village sewer project has traffic backed up for miles, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for your great column, I always enjoy reading it. Thursday’s column on road work in the county did not mention the large undergrounding project that has been going on for weeks in Aptos Village along … Continue reading

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Two lanes of traffic along Hwy 9 at Glen Arbor re-open April 6

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We had to laugh, just last week we saw in your column: “Scratch that July 31 date, said Susana Cruz of Caltrans. The actual date is March 29.” We immediately started taking bets on the March … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 auxiliary lanes project ramps up

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Several weeks ago, I wrote to you to ask the status of the Highway 1 construction project between Morrissey Boulevard and Soquel Avenue. I mentioned it seemed to be going slowly. Since then, I have gone … Continue reading

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More than $1 million coming to Santa Cruz for work along Hwy 1

The California Transportation Commission has allocated $64 million to 43 projects statewide to reduce traffic congestion, as well as repair highways, local streets and bridges, Caltrans reported this week. Some of that money, $1.3 million of it, will come to … Continue reading

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Capitola’s sewer project caught residents off guard, increased traffic

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My family, including young children, lives on Kennedy Drive in Capitola. Not only do we have to put up with big rig trucks using Kennedy Drive all day and all night, but now we are faced … Continue reading

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