NOTE: FOR THOSE WHO PREFER NOT TO READ LONG BLOG POSTS: A ONE MILE SECTION OF HIGHWAY NINE WILL BE COMPLETELY CLOSED FOR 6 MONTHS – read the details.
Today’s Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWAY 9 FULL CLOSURE AT HENRY COWELL STATE PARK BETWEEN FELTON AND PARADISE PARK COMMUNITY NORTH OF SANTA CRUZ FOR CONSTRUCTION BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY– Crews will be constructing a retaining wall and viaduct, as well as modifying drainage systems at four locations along Hwy. 9, one location will require an extended full closure of a one-mile section of the highway (Mile Marker 3.55 to 4.4) at Henry Cowell State Park from Felton to the Paradise Park Community north of Santa Cruz starting Monday, Feb. 9 at 9 am, Caltrans officials have announced. Roadwork will be as follows:
Location 1: (Northern Henry Cowell Boundary—from Felton to the Paradise Park Community)
Full, 24-hour closure for five to six months;
10-15 minute delays anticipated for additional travel time due to detour.
No driveways/intersections will be closed at Location 1. There will be access for all residences and businesses.
Locations 2-4: (No full closure, one-way traffic control)
Location 2: between Alba Rd. and Western Ave.
Location 3: near San Lorenzo Ave.
Location 4: north of McGaffigan Mill
Traffic at these locations will consist of reversing one-way traffic control for a duration of one month each Mon-Thurs: 9 am to 4 pm and 10 pm to 6 am; Fri: 12 am (midnight) to 6 am and 9 am to 3 pm 10-15 minute delays anticipated for weekday reverse lane closure. (MAP LINK TO ENTIRE PROJECT BELOW)
There will be electronic message signs alerting motorists of this closure. Motorists can use Hwy. 17 to Mt. Hermon Rd. or Graham Hill Road (bicyclists) as the detour/alternate route. The entire project is expected to be complete by the end of July, weather permitting.
The contractor for this $2 million project is Graniterock Company of San Jose, CA.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through
highway work zones.
Susana Z. Cruz
Public Information Officer/
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
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