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Mission Street Widening Project

Mission Street Widening Project 2Project Update: The Mission Street Widening Project is now complete. Stages 1 - 3 (Chestnut to Younglove) are complete. Stage 4 (Younglove to Swift) northbound is complete. A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 2, 2002. There are now two lanes in each direction as well as left hand turn pockets at all signalized intersections. Traffic loops including pedestrian call buttons with the new audible voice messages are now working between Chestnut and Almar.

Mission Street Widening Improvement Project

The Redevelopment Agency was extensively involved in the joint City/Caltrans project to widen the Mission Street portion of Highway One.

Particularly, Redevelopment Staff handled the right-of-way acquisitions necessary to construct the project, and handled all of the construction easements required to make the project a success.

Also, Redevelopment Staff assumed the staffing of the Mission Street Widening Task Force and the Public Information function for the project. The Agency/Caltrans funded programs were intended to work with the Westside residents and business organizations to mitigate, to the extent possible, the impacts of the Mission Street Widening Project.  Construction on the project started in the Spring of 2000 and was completed in Spring of 2002.

Agency staff undertook public information and outreach efforts including the following:

  • Staffed the Mission Street Outreach Office at 501 Mission Street with an Outreach Coordinator and administrative staff.
  • Published a bimonthly newsletter updating the public on the progress of the project.
  • Provided “open for business” signage for businesses during construction.
  • Published and distributed Citywide an information brochure explaining the project and its schedule.
  • Maintained a construction hot line and project website.
  • Briefed the major employers in the industrial area of the Westside on the project and developed programs which mitigated the impacts of the construction project on their employees, including park and ride facilities, noontime shuttle services, and delivery services.       
  • Worked with and developed a Westside Business delivery service, PEDEX, the local bicycle cooperative, through a grant from the Santa Cruz County Transportation Commission as a demonstration project.
  • Implemented and developed a Mission Street Façade Improvement Program.

Mission Street Widening Project 1

Last updated: 8/20/2009 1:27:07 PM