SANTA CRUZ COUNTY – A major curve realignment project will take place on a ½-mile section of eastbound and westbound Hwy. 129 near the Santa Cruz/San Benito County line starting on Monday, April 4, Caltrans officials have announced.
Roadwork will initially consist of lane closures under one-way traffic control with flagging between the hours of 8:30 am to 3:30 pm weekdays, until the temporary signal for 24/7 reversing one-way traffic is in place. Up to 20-minute traffic delays are anticipated. Electronic message boards will be posted, alerting motorists of this work. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route. A five-day full closure toward the end of the project is anticipated.
This project will improve traveler safety by realigning the highway to increase the curve radius and sight distance at this location. Roadwork is scheduled to be completed by winter of 2016/2017.
The contractor for this $4.5 million project is Graniterock Company of Watsonville, CA.
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