Tag Archives: road repair

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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Addressing red curbs and slipouts

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I should have kept record of the number to call at Santa Cruz County to have a curb repainted. The red curb at Baseline Drive and Willowbrook Lane needs to be repainted before Cabrillo College goes … Continue reading

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Pothole 411

In late May, Street Smarts successfully helped a reader get relief from a pothole at the intersection of 17th Avenue and Brommer Street. Below is Jack Sohriakoff, senior civil engineer for the county public works department, explaining when the rest … Continue reading

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Caltrans brings in second drill for Hwy 236 project

     Caltrans is hauling in a second drill Tuesday, June 30 to help speed up the progress on rebuilding Highway 236 at Acorn Drive. The area, about two miles up from downtown, has been closed to traffic since March storms … Continue reading

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Highway 236 to reopen Thursday, March 26, with traffic controls

Highway 236 between Acorn Drive and Jamison Creek Road will reopen today (march 26) with flaggers controlling traffic through the area. The soil beneath the northbound lane was undermined during strong rainstorms earlier this month, leaving asphalt dangling over the … Continue reading

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