Road Work/Closures

Traffic Control/Delays

 There is currently road work at the following locations:

  • Full Road Closure on Green Valley Road Between Struve Slough (entrance to Hope Depot) and Carey Avenue: 10/26 through Thursday, 10/31/19. 

    Granite Construction will be performing pavement improvements on South Green Valley Road between Carey Avenue and Struve Slough. The nature of this work requires a full closure to this section of roadway. A closure will begin to the south at the Home Depot and Green Valley Church intersection and will run to Carey Avenue to the north.

    Southern Detour: During these days, traffic will be detoured around this closure from the south at Loma Prieta Avenue to Airport Blvd., traffic will then be directed onto Freedom Blvd. from Airport Blvd. Foot traffic will be limited to one side of the roadway for the duration of this closure. Emergency access will be maintained at all times.

    Northern Detour: From Freedom Blvd., traffic will be detoured onto Airport Blvd., then onto Loma Prieta Avenue. Carey Avenue residents will have access during this closure.

    Through traffic will not be permitted during this closure, however, local business traffic along Green Valley Road will be available.

    If you have any questions, please contact:
    Patrice Theriot @ City of Watsonville at (831) 768-3113
    Brady Botkin @ Granite Construction at (831) 750-0353


    Update - 9/24/19

    Public works is hard at work to improve City infrastructure. The Roache Road Sewer Replacement Project will have Roache Road closed between Carey Avenue and Freedom Blvd. during the working hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Local access to residences and businesses will be maintained. Residents should expect some delays while travelling in the area, and all thru traffic is encouraged to take alternate routes when possible. Emergency access will be maintained at all times. We appreciate your patience during these necessary improvements.

    Update - 9/13/19

    The Roache Road project is underway. Initial potholing was completed and has exposed some unforeseen utility conflicts which has delayed the start of trenching work for the new sewer project. The Contractor plans to begin trench layout and sawcutting next week. Impacts to traffic will be minimal. Trenching work is expected to begin the week of September 23rd. The Contractor will provide 48-hour notice to impacted residents prior to beginning this trenching work.

    August 15, 2019

    Potholing on Roache Road will begin on August 22, 2019 and trenching should begin at the beginning of September. The sewer replacement project will consist of the removal and replacement of 1,900 lineal feet of sewer in Roache Road. Local traffic control will be in place.The sewer will be replaced with 8" PVC pipe. The project includes the replacement of three manholes that serve this line, the installation of two new manholes to correct the spacing between existing manholes, the adjustment of the pipe slope for better flow, and also the re-connection of the sewer laterals serving each property on the line.


  • Project begins 8/22/19
    Project completed by 10/31/19

  • Roadwork | Ongoing - Airport Blvd. Larkin Valley Rd. to Aviation Way - Granite Construction continues roadwork on Airport Blvd. from Larkin Valley to Aviation Way. Lane closures during the day for roadside work. 

    Update - 5/23/19 - This project is scheduled to resume on Thursday Night May 30, 2019. Working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday night through Friday night 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. - Traffic delays during the dates of May 30th through June 10, 2019.

    This project includes installation of sidewalks where none exist, high visibility crosswalks and curb ramps at corners, refuge island for enhanced pedestrian safety crossing will also be installed at the intersection with Holm Road. Existing signs and striping will also be upgraded within the project area.Updates for paving schedule will be posted when available. Please watch out for work crew. Let's keep everyone safe!
  • Underground Construction - West Beach Street and Lee Road - Beginning Monday, May 13th, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. -  The construction activity will involve work in the roadways and will impact normal traffic operations. Traffic will be detoured and/or guided with combination of detour signs and or flaggers.
  • COMPLETED - Sidewalk Repair | 5/6/2019 - Alta Vista Drive - DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles - 97 alta Vista Dr. Sidewalk Repair will be happening at 97 Alta Vista D. (Department of Motor Vehicles). The project should be completed within a week. Please watch out for work crew. Let's keep everyone safe!

  • COMPLETED - Traffic Safety | Beginning week of 5/6/19 - Clifford Ave. From Pennsylvania to Claremont  - The City's Traffic Operations crew will be installing delineators down the center of the road, Clifford Ave. from Pennsylvania to Claremont. Clifford Ave. will be down to one lane with flaggers and traffic control in place. Please watch out for work crew. Let's keep everyone safe!

  • COMPLETED - Utility Work | Ramsay Park | 5/2 & 5/3 - Harkins Slough Rd. - Traffic control will be in place as we prepare for communications cable for the Watsonville Nature Center. Work crew will be potholing. Please watch out for work crew. Let's keep everyone safe!

  • COMPLETED - Utility Work | - 5/2 - 1203 Freedom Blvd. | Between Broadis and Marin -Traffic control in place - PG&E cutting in a new gas valve.

  • Waterline Replacement - 4/22/19 to 6/30/19 - City crews continue work on Green Valley Road to replace a main waterline from 300' west of Carey Ave. to Freedom Blvd. Westbound lanes are subject to closure. Northbound Carey Ave. at Green Valley Rd. will be closed while the crew works on that section of the road. Please watch out for work crew. Let's keep everyone safe!

  • Roadwork | 4/2019 - Hwy 152 (E. Lake Ave.). A construction project to install pedestrian facilities and widen the existing shoulders is underway on a ¾ -mile section of Hwy. 152 between Wagner Ave. and Holohan Rd. (E. Lake Ave.) Granite Construction is doing the work and it is a Caltrans Project. The project is scheduled to be completed in August of this year.  
  • Green Valley Road Slide Repair Project. This project was placed on hold due to the wet conditions (4/29/19). Construction of the Green Valley Road Slide Repair project is scheduled to begin January 22. This project will reinforce the slope embankment of Green Valley road just southwest of Carey Avenue.  Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Project to last two weeks.
  • Sanitary Sewer Manholes Project - Project is scheduled to begin on April 23, 2018. The project will construct new sanitary sewer manholes on the following streets: 
--Monte Vista Ave.
--Roosevelt St.
--Madison St.
--California St.
 --Wilkie Ave.
--Vermont St.
--Virgina St. 
--Napa St.
--San Benito St.

Links to Roads Traffic Conditions

Road Closures in Santa Cruz County.
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