Tag Archives: Felton

Summer resurfacing project planned for Mt. Hermon

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There was a big deal about work to be done on Mount Hermon Road. The county came out and did some patching and that was it, so far. Some of the patches are already losing the … Continue reading

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Metering lights along Hwy 1, paving on Graham Hill needed, say readers

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Has a study ever been done on the advantages of having ‘on-ramp metering traffic lights’ installed on some of the ramps coming onto to Highway 1? These are so beneficial to many congested cities throughout California; … Continue reading

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Lompico Road closure necessary to remove tree

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live in Lompico, a community above Felton. There is a sign on lower Lompico Road just before it meets with Zayante. It states that from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be ‘delays’ on … Continue reading

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Highway 9 should be one-way with bike lane between Santa Cruz, Felton, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In view of Highway 9 between Felton and Paradise Park being very narrow and twisty, so many cars from San Lorenzo Valley already use Graham Hill Road, and a safe bike lane is needed up lower … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of wrong way cycling, according to Street Smarts readers

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Regarding which way a bike should travel: Have you ever been to England where they drive on the opposite side of the road than the U.S.? They paint arrows on the street for pedestrians pointing to … Continue reading

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Please inform us of the road closures AMGEN is going to cause, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Sunday’s Sentinel carried ads for the AMGEN event in which you will play a vital part!  That role is to keep the public informed about plans to close roads and restrict access! This year several major … Continue reading

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Felton-Empire Road user sounds off

Dear Street Smarts, I enjoyed the article regarding the dire need to repair Felton-Empire Road. When the powers that be state that there just isn’t enough money, they need to include the fact that, based on the County Report on … Continue reading

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Felton-Empire Grade Road in bad shape, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Felton-Empire Road connects Bonny Doon to Felton, and from there to Scotts Valley, Highway 17, Highway 9, and Graham Hill Road. It is a very important road which serves about 3,000 Bonny Dooners, plus Lockheed, various … Continue reading

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Readers discuss Highway 17 speed limit at Mt. Hermon Road

Editor’s note: Street Smarts recently published a letter from a reader who thought that the speed limit on Highway 17 at Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley should be lowered. Below are emails from readers with their own ideas about … Continue reading

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Caltrans to close Hwy 9 between Santa Cruz and Felton Monday, expect detours

Come Monday, June 7, motorists who normally travel the portion of Highway 9 between Highway 1 in Santa Cruz and Felton will need to find another route. On that day, a Caltrans contractor is tentatively set to close that portion … Continue reading

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