Truck Restrictions and Signalized One-Way Traffic Control now in place on Highway 9 near Boulder Creek
Truck restrictions and signalized one-way traffic control are now in effect on Highway 9 at a retaining wall construction project near Boulder Creek.
The project location is on the hairpin turn of Highway 9 about 1.1. miles south of the intersection of Highway 9 and upper Highway 236.
Traffic signals operating 24/7 are now in place to provide reversing one-way traffic control at this location. Travelers can expect delays of up to 5 minutes when passing through the construction zone.
There is also a push button for bicyclists to activate the traffic signal at each end of the zone.
This signalized traffic control will be in place for the duration of this project which is expected to be completed in Fall 2022.
The roadway has been reduced to a single 16-foot wide lane and concrete barriers are now in place to guide vehicles. This K-rail will also create the space for workers and their equipment to operate safely behind the barriers.
As a result of the narrowed roadway large trucks are not able to negotiate the hairpin turn through the work zone.
Therefore, trucks longer than 45-feet in length are now prohibited from passing through the one-way traffic control at the construction zone.
This truck restriction will be in place for the duration of the retaining wall project which is expected to be completed in Fall 2022.
Electronic message signs have been installed to alert travelers of the restriction on trucks longer than 45-feet passing through the construction zone.
Southbound traffic on Highway 9 will encounter an electronic message sign to this effect 1.5 miles north of the traffic control. Northbound travelers will see a message sign alerting them of the truck restriction 5 miles south of the job site. Additional message and directional signs warning of the approaching truck restriction zone will be installed in the following weeks.
All other vehicles under 45-feet in length will be able to proceed via traffic control.
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.