Projects in Santa Cruz County
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Highway 17 Laurel Curve Safety Improvement Project
Improvements at the intersection of Laurel Road and Highway 17 (PM 9.4/9.6) began April 2006. Construction is expected to last approximately 11 months. Improvements include increasing lane width and horizontal alignments to meet standards, improving shoulder widths, improving drainage, and upgrading the median and edge of roadway barriers to current standards. These safety improvements will provide vehicles with improved handling and condtrol and more clear recovery areas.
Highway 17 Glenwood Curve Safety/Drainage Improvements Project
Improvements to the Glenwood Curves segment of Highway 17 (PM 10.1/11.3) are tentatively scheduled to begin in Summer 2007. The purpose of this project is to reduce accidents under wet conditions within the southbound portion of Highway 17. Approximately 75% of the collisions at this location occur during wet conditions. Improvements proposed include increasing outside shoulder width, building retaining walls, and installing new slotted drains and drainage inlets. These safety improvements will reduce the opportunity for wet weather-related accidents.