Caltrans Districts 4 & 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUST 4, 2000

CONTACT:

Lauren E. Wonder 408/232-0228

Brian Murnahan 805/549-3138

uuTRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATEuu

HIGHWAY 17 SCHEDULED FOR REPAVING THIS SUMMER AND FALL

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be repaving 13 miles of northbound Highway 17 from Scotts Valley to Los Gatos and 4 miles of southbound Highway 17 from just below the Summit to Granite Creek Road in Scotts Valley. This work is being done to repair the road and create better drainage.

On the Santa Cruz side of the hill, work is scheduled in both directions to begin on August 7th and last until September 2000. On the Santa Clara side, the northbound paving operations are scheduled to begin in late August 2000 and last until November 2000.

Repaving is scheduled during the nighttime hours with one lane closed during operations from Sundays to Fridays.

Commuters and beach-goers should not be impacted by this repaving work. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol have worked closely to help provide a smooth and safe traffic flow during this operation.

Motorists who travel the corridor in the nighttime hours are advised to expect delays and to pay attention to construction workers. CHP officers will be on-hand to enforce speed limits and construction closures.

The schedule for work in Santa Cruz County before Labor Day is:

NORTHBOUND

Monday to Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

7:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

12 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.

No Work

12 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

9:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

SOUTHBOUND

Monday to Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

12 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.

8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

12 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The schedule for work in Santa Cruz County after Labor Day is:

NORTHBOUND

Monday to Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

7:30 p.m. 4:30 a.m.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

12 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.

No Work

12 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

9:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

SOUTHBOUND

Monday to Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

12 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.

No Work

12 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

9:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The schedule for work in Santa Clara County will be announced at a later date.

For information about the Highway 17 project you can call 831-423-0396 during normal business hours.

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