What Improvements Are Being Considered for HWY 1?

HWY1-corridormapsmWhat is being considered?

Caltrans, in coordination with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) and Federal Highway Administration, released a Tier I and Tier II Draft Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Assessment (DEIR/EA), in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act, respectively.

Why this eNews?

The Highway 1 Tier I and Tier II DEIR/EA analyzes the following proposed improvements’ potential impacts and identifies avoidance, minimization and mitigation measures that would address the impacts:

  • Tier I – Corridor (program level) analysis of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes and Transportation System Management alternatives from Morrissey Blvd. to Larkin Valley Rd.
  • Tier II – Build (project level) analysis of Auxiliary Lanes between 41st Ave. and Soquel Dr. including a pedestrian-bicycle overcrossing at Chanticleer Ave.

What’s Available?

The Highway 1 environmental documents and technical studies are now available:

  • Online: Environmental documents & technical studies
  • RTC Office: 1523 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
  • Caltrans Office: 50 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo
  • Local Libraries: Downtown Santa Cruz, Live Oak, Capitola, Aptos & Watsonville

Where Do You Come In?

You are encouraged to review the Highway 1 Tier I and Tier II DEIR/EA and submit your comments to Caltrans at the address below. In addition an Open Forum Hearing will be held with engineering and environmental staff available to answer questions about the proposals and the DEIR/EA:

Thursday, December 3, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Live Oak Elementary School
Multipurpose Room
1916 Capitola Rd. @ 17th Ave
Live Oak, CA


Comments on the Highway 1 DEIR?EA must be received by January 18, 2016. Send comments to:

Matt Fowler, Senior Environmental Planner
Caltrans, District 5
50 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
or via email: Matt.C.Fowler@dot.ca.gov



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