Streets & Highways

Streets & Highways

Local Streets and Roads, Bike Lanes and Sidewalks

Capitola VillageOur 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 is included in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). Visit the Measure D webpages to see information about projects funded by the local transportation sales tax. To inquire about a particular project or to report a street or road that needs attention, contact the Public Works Department responsible for maintaining streets in your jurisdiction:

Bike Lanes and Sidewalks


A number of California State Routes commonly referred to as highways run through Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz County residents and visitors are served by Highways:  1, 9, 17, 129, 152 and 236. While the State of California owns, maintains and operates these highways, local agencies and the RTC participate in planning and funding activities for these facilities.

Highway Projects in Santa Cruz County

Highway Maintenance

Related Projects and Resources

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RTC Contact

Sarah Christensen
Senior Transportation Engineer
(831) 460-3200