Tag Archives: Fishhook

Drainage project closes the Fishhook at night this week

Caltrans is paying Graniterock Construction of Watsonville $200,000 to make drainage improvements at the Fishhook. Beginning this week, crews will work from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on southbound Highway 1 between the Emeline Street overcrossing and Carbonera Creek Bridge near the … Continue reading

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Local logging company responds to ‘Jake Brakes’ letter to Street Smarts

After seeing Thursday column regarding “Jake Braking” on the Fishhook, the Big Creek Lumber Co. of Davenport wrote in to Street Smarts seeking to set the record straight. Here’s what was said: “The local log truck drivers who haul in … Continue reading

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‘No Jake Brakes” signs seek to control truck noise, create legal ruckus

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’m wondering what it would take to get a ‘No Jake Brakes’ sign posted for northbound big rigs approaching the fishhook. There are a couple guys that enjoy rattling our neighborhood very early in the morning. … Continue reading

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Fishhook-area repairs to lead to lane closures, delays

Expect lane closures as Caltrans works to repair the bridge rail damaged last week on the Fishhook during a one car traffic collision. During this emergency one-day repair,which is to last 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, crews … Continue reading

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Landscaping project at Fishhook nearing completion

It’s been about two years in the making but the landscaping phase of the Highway 1/17 merge Lanes Project is finally drawing to a close. The latest news from the Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission and Caltrans is that the … 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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Reader has advice for highway drivers in Santa Cruz County

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thank you for the work that you do. It is very appreciated. My concern is the section of Highway 1 from the Fishhook to Soquel Drive. Before the widening, drivers exiting Highway 17 during rush hours, were … Continue reading

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When it’s not OK to pass school buses

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Today there was as school bus in a pull out along East Zayante Road across from the Trout Farm Inn with flashing red lights, but no stop sign pulled out. Since it was on the side … Continue reading

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Facebook group pays tribute to the dangers of Highway 17

One of the newest groups on Facebook is geared toward our very own Highway 17. “Not Crashing on Highway 17” was started on Feb. 22 because, as its creators says, not “many people are fans of crashing” on that winding, … Continue reading

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Street Smarts tackles bicycles, cars & Fishhook landscaping

Bicyclists who received a citation for violating traffic laws can turn to the Community Traffic Safety Coalition for help in brushing up on the rule they broke. The class is offered once a month and teaches cyclists the proper way … Continue reading

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