Highway 9 Construction Project near Brookdale to End Signalized Traffic Control
An ongoing construction project on State Highway 9 near Brookdale enters a new phase today with the deactivation of a temporary signal system which has been in place since early March of this year.
At the close of their shift today, construction crews will deactivate the signal system and open the road in both directions without traffic control.
Temporary striping on the centerline and shoulder is in place and K-rail, which has been in place to protect crews, has been removed.
Over the course of the next several weeks, this project will be subject to intermittent one-way reversing traffic control with the use of flaggers. This traffic control will allow crews to put final striping in place and complete outstanding construction items. Updates will be provided for dates and times of these lane closures.
This construction project has worked to extend the Sidehill Viaduct and to provide permanent restoration of a section of Highway 9 that was damaged during the 2016-2017 rainy season. The project is located on Highway 9 between Boulder Creek and Ben Lomond, in the community of Brookdale, and .3 miles south of Western Avenue.
This project is estimated to be completed by the end of September 2022.
The contractor for this $1.74 million project is Gordon N. Ball Inc., of Alamo, CA.
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.