Highway 17 Overnight Closures for Sign Replacement Next Week
The southbound lanes of Highway 17 will be closed just north of the Interchange with Highway 1 (Fishhook) in Santa Cruz on Monday night, August 8 and Tuesday night, August 9 from 9 pm to 5 am. This closure is necessary to allow for the replacement of overhead directional signs. Travelers headed south on Hwy. 17 may detour onto the southbound Hwy. 1 off-ramp away from this work zone. Detour signs will assist motorists traveling through this area.
In addition, the No. 1 (left) lane of northbound Highway 1 near Hwy. 17 near the Fishhook will be closed on Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9 from 9 pm until 5 am.
Travelers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.
The contractor for this ongoing $245,000 project is Statewide Safety and Signs from Nipomo, CA. All roadwork in this multi-county project is expected to be complete by the end of this year, weather permitting.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.
For traffic updates on other state highways in Santa Cruz County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website.