Highway 1/17 Merge Lanes

Highway 1/17 Merge Lanes Project

Caltrans worker reviewing Hwy1/17 construction work

Caltrans, in coordination with the Regional Transportation Commission and the Federal Highway Administration, completed improvements to the State Route 1/17 Interchange including reconstructing bridges and adding a merge lane in each direction between Highway 17 and the Morrissey/La Fonda area to address specific safety issues. The project began construction in Spring of 2006 and was completed in the Fall of 2008.

Landscaping for the project was completed in 2010. Over 4,000 trees, shubs, grasses and vines were planted in the project area at a replacement rate of approximately three to one. The contractor is required to maintain the plants, control trash and remove graffiti for three years. For more information about the project, please visit these pages on the Caltrans website:

Highway 1/17 Ribbon Cutting Event: (4 min. video)

Questions, comments, or suggestions on the Highway 1/17 Merge Lanes Project can be directed to Caltrans at (831) 423-0396, or email their Public Information Officer.

RTC Contact

(831) 460-3200

Hwy 17 southbound lane view from northbound