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The aerial view of the city of Santa Cruz in Northern California on a sunny day.

Our region’s transportation network is tied together by nearly 900 miles of local streets and roads, which include bridges, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, wheelchair ramps, bike paths, traffic signals and storm drains. These roadways provide access to our homes, hospitals, parks, beaches, stores, and schools. From the moment we open our front door and drive to work, bike to school, walk to the store, or hop on the bus, we are dependent upon safe, reliable local streets and roads.

Major local roads such as Soquel Drive, Mt. Hermon Road, and Freedom Boulevard connect our communities to one another. The RTC awards some of the region’s share of state and federal funds to local governments for re-paving, construction and improvements to local streets and roads. Information on projects that are funded by the RTC are included in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) and Measure D 5-Year plans.

Highway Projects in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County residents and visitors are served by Highways:  1, 9, 17, 129, 152 and 236.
Regular updates on Caltrans Projects are included in the RTC’s monthly meeting agendas

Roadway Maintenance

Motorist Assistance Services

Freeway Service Patrol, Safe on 17 Program, and other information about partner agencies, including 

Cruz511 – Current Traffic Conditions and much more.

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