Tag Archives: construction

Caltrans viaduct project calls for tree removal, drilling

Caltrans’ $1.3 million viaduct project along Highway 9 is ramping up, as tree removal and roadway drilling are on tap for later this month. The project aims to improve safety along the highway. When the dust clears, motorists will travel … Continue reading

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Caltrans should study traffic patterns, local events before starting bottlenecking project on Hwy 9, reader fumes

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I posted the message below on the Caltrans contact page for “Traffic or Work Zone Concern.” While everyone who drives Highway 9 understands the need for work to be done on the road, some consideration of … Continue reading

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Work on Chestnut Ext. begins Tuesday

Beginning July 17, southbound Chestnut Street, between Mission and Locust streets will be reduced to one lane as the city repairs a slip-out and improves pavement and drainage there. Once the project begins, left turns from Chestnut onto Locust Street … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 median barrier replaced because it was unsafe, Caltrans says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I truly enjoy your column, I look forward to it every week. My question is why Caltrans removed a good concrete center divider on Highway 1 between State Park Drive and Rio del Mar Boulevard, and … Continue reading

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Hwy 1/Salinas Road Project back on track

The safety project that involves building a fly over ramp from Highway 1 to Salinas Road is back on track. Work resumed Aug. 2 after a brief delay that allowed utility companies to relocate their infrastructure. Now, construction workers will … Continue reading

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Sign at Henry Cowell State Park misleading in light of Hwy 9 construction, reader says

  Dear Street Smarts, Q: As you exit Henry Cowell Redwood State Park’s day use area onto Highway 9, there is a sign directly ahead that says, “Santa Cruz 6 miles,” with a left facing arrow. Folks who aren’t local … Continue reading

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Caltrans to work overnight on Highway 9, Fishhook

Starting Sunday night, Caltrans will have a couple projects that will impact the way nighttime drivers get around the county. While one project is set to begin Sunday night on Highway 1, a project that began last week on Highway … Continue reading

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Nighttime Hwy 9 road construction project begins this weekend, includes grinding and paving

Loud noise will be coming from the area of Highway 9 at Twin Bridges in Felton starting Sunday night.   This, as a Caltrans contractor begins a week-long project to grind and pave the segment of highway that’s less than … Continue reading

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More on La Fonda Avenue overpass

Last week, Street Smarts posted a letter from Juliana Cheng of Santa Cruz seeking information about the La Fonda Avenue overpass above Highway 1. Specifically, she wanted to know when the bridge was opened, a padlock on the fence and … Continue reading

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Caltrans performs utility work in San Lorenzo Valley

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Does anyone know what is going on with all the work near Boulder Creek, continuing to 35 and parts of Saratoga? There are numerous trucks, miles of orange pipe and/or tubing and piles of gravel. Are … Continue reading

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