SANTA CRUZ COUNTY– A pavement storm repair project along Highway 17 will require the weekend closure of a lane on southbound Highway 17 between Summit Rd. and Glenwood Dr. near Scotts Valley, beginning Saturday evening at 6 pm, Feb. 24 for 36 hours, Caltrans officials have announced.
Roadwork consists of closing the #2 (right) lane on southbound Highway 17 along this section from 6 pm on Saturday, Feb. 24 until 6 am on Monday, Feb. 26.
Roadwork will repair an area of failing pavement with some water percolation issues by putting in a mattress drain system that is about 2.5’ deep and the width of the lane and about 350’ long. This is final storm damage repair and maintenance from last winter.
Electronic message boards will be activated to advise travelers about this roadwork. The CHP will be present to assist with traffic control. Motorists can expect delays of up to 30 minutes. Roadwork is expected to be completed by 6 am on Monday, Feb. 26, weather permitting.
The contractor for this ongoing construction project is Graniterock Construction of Watsonville, CA.
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 our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#scr.