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Drainage project closes the Fishhook at night this week

Caltrans is paying Graniterock Construction of Watsonville $200,000 to make drainage improvements at the Fishhook. Beginning this week, crews will work from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on southbound Highway 1 between the Emeline Street overcrossing and Carbonera Creek Bridge near the … Continue reading

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Transportation, communications projects keep motorists on their toes on Hwys 1, 17

  Planned bridge work on Highway 1 back on again The on again, off again project to replace bridge joints on the Soquel Creek Bridge in Capitola is back on again. For the next couple of weeks, crews will be … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 barrier work begins tonight, runs through November

Tonight, Caltrans will embark on an 8 mile barrier project along Highway 1 between Aptos and Santa Cruz. From now through November, RGW Construction of Livermore will be paid $1.7 million to erect a concrete slab and barrier along both directions … Continue reading

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King Street needs bike lanes not a bike boulevard, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I think your column is very helpful and I applaud your neutral approach. My question concerns the King Street bike boulevard plan. The city had commissioned and received a comprehensive study and report from Bicycle Solutions, … 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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Hwy 9 restriping planned next week, weather permitting

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I drive Highway 9 from Boulder Creek to Felton everyday at 6 a.m. and since they have repaved, the lanes are not marked. They did have those little ‘post it note’ lane markers but most of … Continue reading

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Caltrans to erect temporary concrete barrier at Hwy 1, Salinas Road

As part of a $12 million safety and congestion reduction project at Highway 1 and Salinas Road, Caltrans will begin constructing a temporary concrete barrier Monday, Nov. 1. The work will take place at night, from 8 p.m. to 6 … Continue reading

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Over night paving project on Highway 9 in Felton to begin Sunday

On Sunday night, Caltrans will embark on a week-long project to extend the life of Highway, between Russell Avenue to Glen Arbor Bridge in Felton. Crews with Valley Slurry Seal Inc. of Sacramento will undertake a nighttime microsurfacing project on the … Continue reading

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Caltrans to work overnight on Highway 9, Fishhook

Starting Sunday night, Caltrans will have a couple projects that will impact the way nighttime drivers get around the county. While one project is set to begin Sunday night on Highway 1, a project that began last week on Highway … Continue reading

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More on La Fonda Avenue overpass

Last week, Street Smarts posted a letter from Juliana Cheng of Santa Cruz seeking information about the La Fonda Avenue overpass above Highway 1. Specifically, she wanted to know when the bridge was opened, a padlock on the fence and … Continue reading

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