Road closure alert from Scotts Valley Police Department
The Scotts Valley Police Department in cooperation with the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans will be conducting the following closures beginning Wednesday, Feb. 15th until Friday, Feb. 17th between 7:00-10:00am. These closures continue the following weekdays beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21st thru Friday, Feb. 24th between 7:00-10:00am.
The OFF-RAMP of SB Hwy 17 at Scotts Valley Drive will be closed.
The ON-RAMP of NB Hwy 17 at Granite Creek Rd will be closed.
All traffic will be directed onto NB Hwy 17 at Santa’s Village Rd during these hours. The OFF ramp at NB Hwy 17 at Granite Creek will remain open.
The gate on Green Hills Rd at S. Navarra Dr will continue to be accessible for local resident to use. The City has made every effort to ensure this gate will remain open until we are ready to secure it again. If you discover the gate locked again during these next two weeks, please notify the Scotts Valley Police Department at 831/440-5670.
Scotts Valley Police Department
1 Civic Center Dr
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Full text below:
The Highway 17 road conditions have caused major traffic concerns here in Scotts Valley. The commuters who normally drive northbound on Highway 17 are now using Scotts Valley Drive to bypass the traffic. This situation has caused gridlock in the north end of our city. SVPD has come up with a plan which we will implement tomorrow between 7am to 10am. We hope this will improve our residents’ ability to move about our city during those times:
1) Close down the off ramp from southbound Highway 17 to Scotts ValleyDrive:
We have clearance from Caltrans to close the off ramp. This would alleviate the congestion at this intersection we faced this morning. People who want to get to Scotts Valley could still exit at the Mount Hermon Road off ramp.
2) Patrol Officer for traffic control at Scotts Valley Drive/Glenwood:
This officer’s priority is getting parents and students to Vine Hill and SVHS.
3) Patrol Officer for traffic control at Scotts Valley Drive/Granite Creek:
This officer’s priority would be to move traffic onto the Granite Creek overpass while making sure the intersection is clear for cross traffic.
4) Close down the on ramp for northbound Highway 17 from Granite Creek:
The officer here would direct commuters who want to get back on the highway up Santa’s Village Road and make it a priority for parents to access Baymonte School for drop off. This would give us the ability to stack cars an additional ¼ mile and potentially clear up the Granite Creek intersection for local traffic.
5) Send all northbound Highway 17 commuters up Santa Village Road:
We would not station anyone at this location. We are expecting drivers to figure out they can access Highway 17 from this location.