Curve Realignment Project on HWY 129

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CURVE REALIGNMENT PROJECT ON HIGHWAY 129 NEAR THE SANTA CRUZ/SAN BENITO COUNTY LINE BEGINS APRIL 4 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY –

A major curve realignment project will take place on a ½-mile section of eastbound and westbound Hwy. 129 near the Santa Cruz/San Benito County line starting on Monday, April 4.

Roadwork will initially consist of lane closures under one-way traffic control with flagging between the hours of 8:30 am to 3:30 pm weekdays, until the temporary signal for 24/7 reversing one-way traffic is in place. Up to 20-minute traffic delays are anticipated. Electronic message boards will be posted, alerting motorists of this work. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route.

A five-day full closure toward the end of the project is anticipated. This project will improve traveler safety by realigning the highway to increase the curve radius and sight distance at this location. Roadwork is scheduled to be completed by winter of 2016/2017.

The contractor for this $4.5 million project is Graniterock Company of Watsonville, CA. Caltrans reminds motorists to move over or slow down when driving through Caltrans work zones. For lane closure information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in San Benito County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831- 423-0396 or can visit our website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#scr

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