Caltrans District 4 Harry Y. Yahata, District Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 16, 2000
CONTACT: Lauren E. Wonder 408/232-0228 

uuTRAFFIC ADVISORYuu

NORTHBOUND HWY 17 LANE & RAMP CLOSURES THIS WEEK

Related to the repaving construction project on northbound Highway 17 in Santa Clara County, the following nighttime lane closures will occur this week:

DATE/CLOSURE TIME PURPOSE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Left lane—Summit Rd to Hwy 9 9 PM to 5 AM remove striping, clean median barrier drains

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Right lane—Bear Creek Rd to Hwy 9 8 PM to 2 AM paving
On and off-ramps at Bear Creek Rd (NB 17 only) 8 PM to 2 AM paving
On and off-ramps at Hwy 9 (to & from NB 17 only) 8 PM to 5 AM paving

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Right lane—Bear Creek Rd to Hwy 9 8 PM to 2 AM paving
On and off-ramps at Bear Creek Rd (NB 17 only) 8 PM to 2 AM paving
On and off-ramps at Hwy 9 (to & from NB 17 only) 8 PM to 5 AM paving

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Right lane—Bear Creek Rd to Hwy 9 8 PM to 2 AM paving
On and off-ramps at Hwy 9 (to & from NB 17 only) 8 PM to 5 AM paving

All ramp closures have been posted in advance to advise motorists. Changeable message signs will be placed during construction to notify motorists of lane closures, ramp closures and detour routes. Detours:

CLOSURE DETOUR

Bear Creek Road at Highway 17 Redwood Estates Drive
Highway 9 Santa Cruz Avenue or Lark Avenue

Motorists are advised to expect delays and plan additional time for travel. Additionally, motorists should drive slowly through work zones as construction crews are standing and walking in the lane closures just a few feet from passing traffic. The California Highway Patrol is enforcing the lane closures, and this is a double fine zone.

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Slow for the Cone Zone. Give ‘Em a Brake.