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Caltrans performs utility work in San Lorenzo Valley

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Does anyone know what is going on with all the work near Boulder Creek, continuing to 35 and parts of Saratoga? There are numerous trucks, miles of orange pipe and/or tubing and piles of gravel. Are … Continue reading

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Watsonville traffic light fixed

Dear Street Smarts, Q:I’m writing concerning the sequencing of the traffic signal at the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Larkin Valley Road/Westgate Drive. If the current operation of the signal is an experiment, my vote is that it is a … Continue reading

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Caltrans to repair potholes on Highway 9

Come Thursday, a Caltrans contractor will be in Ben Lomond filling potholes on Highway 9 at the southern San Lorenzo River Bridge. This emergency project aims to improve safety on the highway after excessive wear and inclement weather this past … 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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Earthquake wary reader questions Murray Street Bridge repair delays

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Since there are so many earthquakes in the news, could you find out why the required seismic retrofit of the Murray Street Bridge is delayed until next year? The plans were completed several years ago and … Continue reading

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Reader questions phantom construction zone on Hwy 17

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I see signs this week for night construction on Highway 17 to last until January 2011 but I can’t find any information about it on Caltrans’ Web site. What’s going on and what are the work … Continue reading

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Electronic message sign in need of repair, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Speaking of the messaging signs on Highway 17 (“Motorist questions placement of electronic message signs on Hwy 17”, Dec. 23 blog), I noticed last night that the one on southbound Highway 17 in the Los Gatos … Continue reading

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East Lake Avenue road striping is confusing, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have a question regarding the intersection of Lincoln Street and East Lake Avenue. Going east on East Lake, you get the intersection at Lincoln and you go from a two way street onto a one … Continue reading

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Private road resources for rural homeowners

People who live in rural areas of the county do not have to put up with potholes and other malformation on their private roads. The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County will host two workshops next month that will … Continue reading

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Traffic light has gone awry, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Can you find out why the light at Union Street and Riverside Drive (in Watsonville) is always red. When I go to work around 5:30 to 6:00 a.m., there are never any vehicles or people around. … Continue reading

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