Tag Archives: transportation projects

County: Not enough money to repair all roads

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The two-mile section of Vine Hill Road from Highway 17 to Mountain View Road, also, Mountain View up to Old San Jose Soquel Road is in desperate need of re-paving. I have driven these roads for … Continue reading

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Zayante Road slipout repairs may happen this summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: During the last storm, a huge chunk of East Zayante Road near our home collapsed and now that portion of the road is only one lane. The county placed an 8,000 lb concrete barrier around the … Continue reading

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When it’s not OK to pass school buses

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Today there was as school bus in a pull out along East Zayante Road across from the Trout Farm Inn with flashing red lights, but no stop sign pulled out. Since it was on the side … Continue reading

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Where’s the stripe?

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The Capitola Public Works Department did get the bike lane and the fog lines painted on Hill Street between Bay and Capitola avenues. I am grateful for that. However, they have not put a stripe down … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Highway: Keeping California, the county beautiful one highway at a time

If you’ve driven down any one of the county’s highways, seen trash and wanted to know what you can to do help have it removed, you may want to consider taking part in Caltrans’ Adopt-A-Highway program. Adopt-A-Highway is a state … Continue reading

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Almar, Miramar traffic lights on Mission should be better synched now

Dear Street Smarts Q: This new light at Mission Street and Miramar Drive added to an already frustrating drive down Mission. The light, which is mere feet away from the light at Almar Avenue, doesn’t seem to be synced with … Continue reading

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Reader questions safety of pedestrian crossing signals on Mission Street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I know I am not alone when I say that I think the two signal light pedestrian crossings on Mission Street between Bay and Almar streets are a hazard for both motorists and pedestrians. I ask … Continue reading

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Motorist questions placement of electronic message signs on Hwy 17

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have a question for the ‘road guru.’ The location of three electronic road signs on Highway 17 have me puzzled: Southbound Highway 17 just past all Los Gatos exits. Why place the sign at The … Continue reading

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Reader tired of being left in the dark

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Hi Ramona, Heidi here with two problems that are in dire need of addressing. One, the crosswalk lights at Capitola Road and Jose Avenue have been broken since the last time it rained, about a month … Continue reading

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Show me the lines, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The paving is completed, but the county has not yet repainted the lines on Soquel Drive between 41st Avenue and Daubenbiss in Soquel or on Hill Street between Bay Street and Capitola Avenue in Capitola. Both … Continue reading

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