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Clares Street improvements on hold, for now

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I seem to have read somewhere that Clares Street between 41st Ave nue and Wharf Road was to be repaved. Is this true and when will it begin? Thank you, Scott Newland, Soquel A: “The Clares … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz paving project update

The city of Santa Cruz has wrapped up paving on Pacific Avenue at Third Street. A concrete barrier blocking access to Second Street from Cliff Street to Younger Way has been put into place, said Josh Spangrud, associate engineer for … Continue reading

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Traffic signal work planned on Soquel Avenue May 4

On Tuesday, May 4, the city of Santa Cruz will be making some upgrades to the signal light at Soquel and Hagemann avenues and Trevethan Street. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the traffic light will not be working, as … Continue reading

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Potholes to be filled, road repaired this summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have enclosed some photos taken Sunday, March 14th on Old County Road in Ben Lomond, off of Hillside (one of the photos appears here in Street Smarts). I hope you can see that this road … Continue reading

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Making sidewalks pedestrian-friendly

When the Regional Transportation Commission’s Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee meets Tuesday, April 13, it will discuss a plan to make the county’s sidewalks safe for all pedestrians. Developed by the committee’s Pedestrian Safety Work Group, the plan calls … Continue reading

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County: Not enough money to repair all roads

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The two-mile section of Vine Hill Road from Highway 17 to Mountain View Road, also, Mountain View up to Old San Jose Soquel Road is in desperate need of re-paving. I have driven these roads for … Continue reading

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Zayante Road slipout repairs may happen this summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: During the last storm, a huge chunk of East Zayante Road near our home collapsed and now that portion of the road is only one lane. The county placed an 8,000 lb concrete barrier around the … Continue reading

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Why the Coastal Commission is holding the cards over Arana

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Why does the Coastal Commission believe it has jurisdiction (over the Arana Gulch Master Plan)? The proposed path is more than the statutory distance of 100 feet from the ocean or one of its lagoons? Gene … Continue reading

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Where’s the stripe?

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The Capitola Public Works Department did get the bike lane and the fog lines painted on Hill Street between Bay and Capitola avenues. I am grateful for that. However, they have not put a stripe down … Continue reading

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41st Avenue in need of restriping, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live close to 41st Avenue and last year the City of Capitola removed the concrete island in the middle of the bridge, added a new lane heading towards the mall, and repainted the striping. The … Continue reading

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