Tag Archives: road construction

Maps, not signs point the way to public restrooms

Dear Street Smarts, Q: This isn’t so much a traffic issue as it is a pedestrian issue but is it possible for the city to look into better signage at the beach end of Pacific Avenue/Front Street area regarding restroom … Continue reading

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Reader offers sun to shade driving tips

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Street Smarts seems to be a good place to mention the dangers of driving from sun into shadow. I was driving on Conference Drive in Mount Hermon a while back when I came very close to … Continue reading

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Reader questions building highway ‘niceties’ during tough financial times

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Your column is typically the most valuable information in the Sentinel! When freeways are ‘improved’, it seems that it is always overkill on the ancillary stuff, which makes the costs so high. For example, the landscaping … Continue reading

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Reader offers alternative to massive Soquel Ave., Park Way project

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Here’s a no-brainer (for the widening project at Soquel Avenue and Park Way): Instead of wasting megabucks and causing untold frustration for motorists for months to come, why don’t they just put up a ‘NO LEFT … Continue reading

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Huge road project to cause delays on Soquel at Park Way

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There are signs warning of very delayed traffic in Santa Cruz between Park Way and Morrissey on Soquel between December and April. What are they going to do? When exactly does work start? Will one lane … Continue reading

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Auxiliary lanes project pace continues to be questioned

Dear Street Smarts, Q: As a 30 year resident of our dear county and long time reader of the Sentinel and your column, I am not naive when it comes to the machinatons of the guardians of our infrastructure. I … Continue reading

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Hwy 17 drainage project ‘pedal to metal’ despite rain, other hurdles

    The $18.1 million construction project aimed at improving wet weather driving conditions on the curvy three-mile portion of Highway 17 between Summit Road and south of bear Creek Road is pedal to the metal. That’s good news for … Continue reading

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Hwy 17 drainage project begins

If you travel Highway 17 to do business in Santa Clara County and points beyond, be aware that Caltrans plans to make $18 million in drainage improvements beginning tonight, weather permitting. The work is to occur between Summit Road and … Continue reading

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Roundabout paving to wrap up this week

Paving of the roundabout project at Pacific Avenue and Center Street is to wrap up this week. Today (Tuesday, April 26) crews will apply a thin layer of asphalt around the concrete surface to prevent cracking, with “full blown paving” … Continue reading

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Graham Hill Road tree removal creates glare, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for your column. I had a question about the Graham Hill Road project. Do traffic engineers study the impact of cutting down trees on glare? I understand from one of your earlier posts that the … Continue reading

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