Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
One-Way Reversing Traffic Control On Highway 9 Between Santa Cruz And Felton
JANUARY 20, 2023 – SANTA CRUZ COUNTY – A slope repair project on Highway 9 in two different locations between Santa Cruz and Felton will result in one-way traffic control over the next few months. The first location is just north of Camp Sycamore Road at PM 1.0 and the second location is just north of Sidehill Viaduct Bridge at PM 4.0. Crews are removing trees through next week as part of a larger slope repair project to install timber lagging and concrete viaduct. Flagging teams will be providing one-way reversing traffic control 24 hours a day. There will be a temporary traffic signal at each end of the closure as well. Message and directional signs will be in place to assist travelers in the area. Travelers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. A detour will eventually direct travelers through Grant Hill Road when a full closure is in place on Hwy. 9. More information will be released as the project progresses and when details are certain.
The contractor for this $6.9 million project is Gordon N Ball, Inc. of Alamo, CA. This project is expected to be complete February 2025.
Highway 9 Reopens at Boulder Creek and Ben Lomond with One Way Reversing Traffic Control
JANUARY 1, 2023 – SANTA CRUZ COUNTY – Highway 9 north of Boulder Creek between Bear Creek Road and Riverdale Boulevard has reopened with one-way reversing traffic control as of 9 pm tonight. Crews have been able to remove debris from the roadway and reopened one lane under traffic control.
Additionally, Hwy. 9 at Scenic Way, south of Ben Lomond, has also opened with one-way reversing traffic control.
Lower Hwy. 9, between Paradise Exit Rd. and Glengarry Rd. remains fully closed. Several slides within the closure area have yet to be cleared.
Additionally, 100-foot-tall trees, which have moved as a result of slides, are leaning across the road. Tree crews are scheduled to begin removal of the precariously leaning trees over the next two days.
Full Closure of Highway 9 Near Boulder Creek Due to Mudslide
DECEMBER 31, 2022 – SANTA CRUZ COUNTY – A full closure of Highway 9 is in effect north of Boulder Creek between Bear Creek Road and Riverdale Boulevard due to a slide that has brought dirt and debris across lanes. There is no estimated time for reopening.
Contracted crews are expected to mobilize on New Year’s morning to begin work to remove the slide. A projected reopening will be made after this work progresses and after assessments from Caltrans Geotech teams.