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River Street Paving Scheduled for March 26 through April 1

Post Date:03/25/2020 1:00 PM


March 25, 2020



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

Ricardo E. Valdés, Associate Civil Engineer, (831) 420-5198


SANTA CRUZ —The City of Santa Cruz River Street and Water Street Overlay Project construction will impact traffic on River Street from Madrone Street to Water Street beginning Thursday, March 26 through Wednesday, April 1. Funded by Measure H, Measure D, SB-1 Gas Tax and state grants, the project is rehabilitating pavement on parts of River Street and Water Street.

Operating under the “Essential Infrastructure” exemption from current local and state shelter-in-place orders, construction on River Street will occur weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two-way traffic will remain in place with some detours, however, travelers should expect delays. Parking, bike lanes and pedestrian access in these construction areas will be impacted.  Traffic control will be in place during construction hours.

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 Ricardo Valdés, at (831) 420-5198 or


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