41st Ave-Soquel Ave/Dr Aux Lanes, BOS & Chanticleer Bike/Ped Overcrossing

Highway 1 41st Ave to Soquel Ave/Dr Aux Lanes, Bus-on-Shoulder & Chanticleer Bike/Ped Overcrossing

The project will construct northbound and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Avenue/Drive interchanges, and construct a new bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing at Chanticleer Avenue. Historically, this section of Highway 1 has been the busiest in the county, serving over 100,000 vehicles a day, providing access to the primary regional commercial/retail activity centers on 41st Avenue and regional medical facilities located on Soquel Drive. The auxiliary lanes will connect the on-ramps with the next off-ramp, thereby extending the weaving and merging distanceance between the ramps, improving traffic operations, and reducing cut-through traffic diverting to local streets and neighborhoods.

Project Map

The bicycle/pedestrian overcrossing at Chanticleer Avenue provides an alternative route for bicyclists and pedestrians currently using the Soquel or 41st interchanges to cross over Highway 1. The overcrossing will be lighted, 12- to 14-feet wide, and will incorporate aesthetic treatments consistent with the visual character of the corridor and the adjacent community.

 

Project Highlights

  • Improves traffic operations on Highway 1
  • Improves bicycle and pedestrian connectivity to regional destinations and transit by providing a dedicated crossing for active transportation users at Chanticleer Avenue
  • Adds infrastructure for buses to travel in the auxiliary lanes
    between interchanges and on the outside shoulder through
    interchanges
  • Measure D funds are being used to accelerate the project development process
  • Construction ready in early 2021, pending availability of funds

Project Schedule

The Tier I/Tier II Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) was certified in 2019. The final design phase is currently underway and is expected to be completed in 2020. The project is expected to go to construction in 2021.

Project Fact Sheet

 

RTC Contact

Sarah Christensen, RTC Project Manager
Senior Transportation Engineer
info@sccrtc.org
(831) 460-3200