Overnight Traffic Control on Highway 9 near Felton Continues next Week
A project to provide critical upgrades to two dozen drainage culverts along 8.5 miles of Highway 9, from just above the intersection of State Route 1 in Santa Cruz to the intersection of Highway 9 and Arboleda Way/Holiday Lane just north of Felton, continues next week.
Overnight construction on Hwy. 9 between Andrea Lane and Gail Drive with one-way reversing traffic control will begin Sunday night, October 10 and continue through Friday morning, October 15 during the overnight hours from 8 pm until 6 am.
Construction activities the week of October 17 will take place during the overnight hours near Laurel Drive Sunday night through Friday morning from 8 pm to 6 am.
Work during the overnight hours is necessary for crews to work full 10-hour shifts to advance this project to a timely conclusion.
Travelers on Hwy. 9 can expect overnight one-way traffic control Sunday night through Thursday night from 8 pm to 6 am. Once Hwy. 9 opens on Fridays at 6 am it will remain open without traffic control through the weekend until each Sunday night at 8 pm.
Travelers can expect 10 to 15-minute traffic delays during this roadwork with Graham Hill Road available as an alternate route for much of the duration of this project.
Emergency vehicles will be permitted to travel through the construction area. Message and directional signs will be in place to assist travelers in the area.
Residents adjacent to the highway may experience temporary noise and vibration due to the overnight work being performed in the area.
Work will progress steadily each week moving north on Hwy. 9. When the culvert rehabilitation work has been completed, final paving and striping work will be scheduled for the entire project limits.
This culvert project will enhance vital drainage infrastructure along this 8.5-mile section of Hwy. 9 and improve the roadway in advance of winter storms.
The contractor for this $2 million project is Disney Construction of Burlingame, CA. This project is expected to be completed by the end of December 2021.
These culvert upgrades are separate from another nearby project to upgrade the intersection of Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 9. That project will create new vehicle turn lanes, bike lanes, and roadway shoulders and is being performed by the City of Santa Cruz with local contractor Graniterock under a Caltrans permit.
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.