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Construction of Santa Cruz School Crossing Improvements at 21 Locations to Begin Jan. 6

Post Date:12/19/2019 7:52 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Dec. 19, 2019

Contacts: 

Dan Estranero, Project Manager, (831) 420-5189

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

Graphic: Map of construction locations

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —The City of Santa Cruz is scheduled to begin the construction of the Safe Routes to School Crossing Improvements Project at 21 locations adjacent to eight Santa Cruz City School campuses on Monday, Jan. 6. The project, expected to be completed in May 2020, will include curb ramps, roadway signs, streetlights, pedestrian activated beacons, solar speed radar signs, and striping and pavement markings.

Construction will occur on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two-way traffic will remain in place, however, there may be delays due to construction activity around all eight of the Santa Cruz City School campuses. Parking, bike lanes and pedestrian access in these construction areas will be affected.

The Safe Routes to School Crossing Improvements Project will make walking and biking safer in Santa Cruz as identified in the City’s Active Transportation Plan.

The project’s cost of approximately $1 million is funded through the Active Transportation Program Cycle 2 grant. The construction contract has been awarded to Norcal Contractor.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience this construction work may cause and appreciates the public’s cooperation.  Any concerns or questions may be addressed to Project Manager Dan Estranero at destranero@cityofsantacruz.com or (831) 420-5189. Any changes to the construction schedule will be posted at www.cityofsantacruz.com.

 

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