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Lunch Hour Tours of Santa Cruz Construction Sites Offered May 22-25

Post Date:05/15/2017


    May 15, 2017

    Contact:  Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166


    SANTA CRUZ — The City of Santa Cruz is offering tours of current construction sites in celebration of National Public Works Week. These tours of East Cliff Drive Sidewalk/Sewer Relocation, Branciforte Creek Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge, Measure H Overlay Street Paving and Eastside Alley Sewer projects are free of charge Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

    On Monday, May 22, the community is invited to meet Senior Civil Engineer Steve Wolfman for a tour of the East Cliff Drive Sidewalk/Sewer Relocation, officially titled the East Cliff Emergency Repair Project. Visitors will see and hear about the process to remove a portion of damaged concrete sack wall and relocate 150 feet of failing handrail, sidewalk and sanitary sewer line away from the coastal bluff. The tour group will meet in front of the Natural History Museum, 1305 East Cliff Drive.

    Tuesday, May 23, Associate Engineer Nathan Nguyen, will provide a tour of the Branciforte Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge Project. Both an active transportation bridge from San Lorenzo Park over Branciforte Creek and a paved multi-use path under the Soquel Avenue Bridge are being built. Meeting location is at the south end of San Lorenzo Park at Dakota Avenue Bridge.

    Associate Engineer Ricardo Valdés will explain project details and answer questions about the Measure H Overlay Street Paving Project that is repaving arterial and collector streets on Wednesday, May 24. The tour meets in front of Pacific Inn Santa Cruz, 330 Ocean St.

    Finally, on Thursday, May 25, a tour of the Eastside Alley Sewer Project is offered. This project will replace approximately 7,500 lineal feet of deteriorating clay sewer pipeline with new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipeline. Senior Civil Engineer Steve Wolfman will lead the tour and answer questions. The meeting location is Pacheco Dog Park on Pacheco Avenue.

    More information about the tours is available at Any questions may be addressed to Community Relations Specialist Janice Bisgaard at

    Public Works Week Tours 2017