Tag Archives: Highway 9

Reader questions senior driver course insurance discount

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My question is whether the California law regarding insurers to grant a discount on car insurance for three years when seniors take the AARP ‘Safe Driver’ two day class also applies to insurance companies based out … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 flyover could ease traffic congestion at on Santa Cruz streets

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would think a simple solution to alleviate traffic on local streets is a flyover at the end of High Street where we have the foot bridge over Highway 1? This flyover would decrease the traffic … 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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People Power rolls out new ‘Sustainable Transportation Awards’

At its annual fundraising dinner Sunday, Oct. 6, People Power will honor people who have spent the past year working toward advancing sustainable transportation projects around the count. The nominations fall into two categories — local government and community program … Continue reading

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Curious commuter seeks traffic collision info

Dear Street Smarts, Q: So often, when I slog past a traffic accident and try not to rubberneck, I wonder what has happened. My question is: Where and/or how can I find out? Sue Broadston, Santa Cruz A: The public … Continue reading

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Work begins Monday to improve Hwy 9 north of Boulder Creek

Come Monday, Aug. 12,  a Caltrans contractor will begin a project to improve Highway 9 north of Boulder Creek. Specifically, Robert J. Frank Construction, of Redding, will be paid $250,000 to improve the existing pavement, widen the southbound traveled way … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Co. to receive $800K in state transportation funding

Transportation projects in Santa Cruz County will receive part of $1 billion in funding to rebuild infrastructure from the California Transportation Commission. Among 153 transportation projects statewide, the goal is th strengthen the state’s economy by creating and sustaining jobs … Continue reading

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Hwy 9 construction nears completion

Grinding and paving are planned for Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 and 11 on Highway 9 just north of Glen Arbor Road to Highlands County. The $1.3 million viaduct project began last September. The temporary traffic signal has been removed … 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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The rundown on road work around the county

Santa Cruz’s public works department and Caltrans have reached out to Street Smarts to provide information about projects they’re working on. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention in construction zones. The use of alternative routes are encouraged, … Continue reading

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