Tag Archives: Santa Cruz County Public Works

B40 Drive repairs coming this summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Would you mind poking around with county public works on the long-delayed reconstruction of Branciforte Drive by Delaveaga Park? The landslide there took out the southbound lane three years ago and the metering light for one … Continue reading

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Trout Gulch at Soquel confusing, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The intersection at Trout Gulch and Soquel is confusing and, at times, dangerous. As one travels west on Trout Gulch, a stop sign next to the railroad crossing precedes the intersection by perhaps 20 feet. There … Continue reading

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Reader points out pedestrian safety issues at Soquel Dr. and Dover/Mattison intersections

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Just for the record, Annie Tokarz (Jan. 23 Street Smarts) is certainly not the only one to notice the problem with the lights by the Silver Spur on Soquel Drive! In fact, I believe I wrote … Continue reading

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Readers sound off about signal lights at Soquel Dr. and Dover/Mattison

On Monday, Street Smarts printed a letter from a reader seeking change at the intersection of Soquel Drive at Dover Drive and Mattison Lane. There are two traffic signals in close proximity there and drivers get confused about which one … Continue reading

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Signal light placement has drivers seeing the wrong color, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Love your column. I learn a lot each time I read it. The traffic lights in front of the Silver Spur Restaurant: There are two sets of lights within 25 meters. They are so close, often … Continue reading

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Striping question revisited regarding Soquel at 17 avenues

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The new reconstruction work around Soquel and 17th avenues in Live Oak is very nice; however, the double thick solid white line as you are proceeding eastward on Soquel approaching the right hand turn lane is … Continue reading

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Making a right turn amongst bicycles

Dear Street Smarts, Q: When making a right turn onto 17th Avenue from Soquel Avenue, can you please explain how one is to navigate this “T” intersection? The bike path is marked with a solid white line that stops about … Continue reading

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Aptos potholes to be patched, county says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am writing you out of concern for the deteriorating road conditions on Soquel Drive in Aptos, between Cabrillo College and State Park Drive. Lately, I have noticed that there seems to be several chunks of … Continue reading

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Reader brainstorms ways to slow speeders on Graham Hill Road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I always appreciate your column. Is there any way to report a sighting of a vehicle passing over a double yellow line. And, if reported, can anything be done about it? This happened on Saturday, July … Continue reading

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Hard to see sign may contribute to traffic scofflaws, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Once again, I’ll call your attention to the fact that the ‘Do Not Pass’ sign under the yellow merge signage on eastbound Capitola Road as it crosses 7th is totally blocked by the bus stop shelter … Continue reading

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