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Santa Cruz Transportation and Public Works Commission Hosts ‘Project Open House’

City Welcomes Dialogue with Community on Public Works Projects

Post Date:10/14/2019 11:30 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Oct. 14, 2019

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

 

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —The City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department and the Transportation and Public Works Commission will host “Project Open House” on Monday, Oct. 21, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Gault Elementary School, 1320 Seabright Ave. This special Commission meeting offers the community an opportunity to speak with commissioners and Public Works engineers and other staff on nine projects:

  • The Ocean and Water Streets Northwest Corner Improvement Project that will reconfigure the intersection with two new left turn lanes and other safety improvements.
  • The Murray Street Bridge Seismic Retrofit and Barrier Rail Project to strengthen the bridge to current seismic standards.
  • The Highway 1/9 Intersection Improvements Project to reconstruct the intersection to provide traffic operation and safety enhancements.
  • Food waste collections projects newly mandated by the state of California.
  • New plans that will allow street sweeping in high impact areas for cleaner streets and better water quality.
  • The Cycle 8 Highway Safety Improvement Program that will improve 21 street crossings citywide.
  • Safe Routes to School projects that will add safety enhancements to 22 crossings adjacent to Santa Cruz City School campuses.
  • The source water and design, construction and start-up of the Tertiary Treatment Facility Component of the Pure Water Soquel Project with City and Soquel Creek Water District experts.
  • Traffic safety plans including the Street Smarts public education campaign which recently expanded through regional partnerships.        

Commissioners will also host a Safe Routes to Downtown table where they will collect input from the community on desired changes that would make public and active transportation to and from downtown Santa Cruz safer and more appealing.

The public is encouraged to attend the open house to learn about current and developing Public Works projects.

More information on the Transportation and Public Works Commission is available at cityofsantacruz.com.

 

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