Highway 35 Paving Project to Result in Full Daytime Closures Beginning Monday May 9
A 4.2-mile paving project on Highway 35 near Lexington Hills, between Bear Creek Road and Black Road at the Santa Cruz/Santa Clara County line, will begin on Monday May 9.
The paving project will begin with grinding operations over selected worn sections of roadway to place them in condition to accept rubberized hot mix asphalt. This will be followed by paving and final thermoplastic striping.
Due to the need to employ large trucks and heavy machinery across narrow road widths, travelers will encounter full closures along Hwy. 35 starting Monday May 9.
There are two segments of Hwy. 35 within the project area that will be subject to a full closure. However, only one segment will be closed at a time so that travelers can access available detours.
The first full closure is between Bear Creek Road and Gist Road. The second full closure section is from Gist Road to Black Road. One of these two full closures will be in effect from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday thru Friday. As work progresses within these two segments of highway, every effort will be made to shorten the closure areas to the minimum area necessary.
Message and directional signs on Hwy. 35 will alert travelers which full closure segment is in effect on a daily basis.
Residents who have driveways that connect with Hwy. 35 within the full closure areas have been notified by the contractor of these planned full closures. Local residents may call Graniterock at 408.832.9697 where a 24-hour contact is available for project information.
The contractor for this $1.23 million project is Graniterock of Watsonville, CA. This project is expected to conclude June 15, 2022.
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.