SANTA CRUZ COUNTY – A project to resurface Highway 1 from the North Aptos Undercrossing to the Junction with State Route 9 will begin on Sunday, June 2. This project will include upgrades to Americans With Disabilities Ramps (ADA) bridge rail replacement at the Fish Hook and Ocean St. bridges, improvements to electrical systems, bridge deck treatments and the replacement of concrete barriers.
The installation of construction signs will begin Monday, May 20 during the daytime hours followed by the beginning of concrete barrier replacement the week of June 2. The resurfacing of the highway is expected to begin next year.
Construction will occur each week Sunday night through Friday morning from 9 pm no later than 6 am. Motorists will encounter intermittent closures of the highway 1/17 connector ramps. Caltrans will announce in advance when these ramps closures will occur. Electronic message boards will be activated to advise travelers about this roadwork.
The contractor for this $22 million project is Granite Construction of Watsonville, CA. This project is expected to be complete by the end of 2020.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones. For lane closure information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Santa Cruz County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-423-0396 or visit Caltrans website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#scr