Shoulder Widening Project on Highway 1 and Highway 17 in Santa Cruz County Begins Next Week
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY – A project to widen the shoulder and construct a turnout for maintenance vehicles will begin on Highway’s 1 and 17 in various locations beginning Monday, April 16.
Motorists traveling in both directions of Hwy. 1 can expect intermittent lane and connector ramp closures Sunday night through Friday morning during the overnight hours from 9 pm until 6 am.
Motorists traveling in both directions of Hwy. 17 can expect intermittent lane and connector ramp closures each Sunday during the overnight hours from 8 pm until 5 am and Monday night through Friday morning from 7 pm until 6 am.
Motorists will also encounter one-way reversing traffic control on surrounding local streets Sunday through Thursday from 9 am until 4 pm and Sunday night through Friday morning during the overnight hours from 9 pm until 6 am.
Electronic message boards have been posted to alert motorists. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 20 minutes. This project will enhance safety for the public and highway workers.
The contractor for this $1.5 million project is Granite Construction of Watsonville, CA. This project is expected to be complete this December.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Santa Cruz County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#scr