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
- To report maintenance needed on the State Highway System (SHS), submit a request via Caltrans Customer Service Request form.
- To report maintenance or other issues on County roads, contact County Public Works or submit a request via My Santa Cruz County
- To report a street or road that needs attention in your neighborhood, contact the Public Works Department responsible for maintaining streets in your jurisdiction:
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