Highway 129 Realignment Project by Caltrans – September 2015

CaltransHwy129ProjectOverviewProject Fact Sheet


Caltrans will start the Highway 129 Realignment Project in September. The project location in Santa Cruz County is from 0.4 miles west of Old Chittendon Road to 0.1-mile east of Chittendon Underpass.


The project will realign the highway to the north approximately 60 feet to increase the curve radius and sight distance at this location.

Purpose and Need

Run-off-the-road and cross-centerline collisions are occurring at the project location. The objective of this project is to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions occurring within the project limits.


Construction is scheduled for fall, 2015 with a scheduled completion of spring, 2016. The project will include a temporary traffic signal and one-lane traffic control. Caltrans is anticipating a five-day full closure toward the end of the project.


The project is funded through the State Highway Operation and Protection program (SHOPP). It is included in the SHOPP Safety Improvement Program. The current construction estimate is approximately $5 million.


Doug Hessing, Project Manager
(805) 549-3386

You can view the information flyer below that contains all the details of this project.

Highway 129 Realignment Fact Sheet (1) (1.2 MiB)


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