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Santa Cruz Restores Coastal Access Stairway at ‘Indicators’
Posted Date: 7/8/2014



Anne Hogan, Civil Engineer, (831) 420-5425

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


SANTA CRUZ (July 8, 2014) – The City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department has contracted with Tom Ralston Concrete to restore the coastal access stairway at “Indicators” sheltered point break. The stairway, reaching from the bike path on West Cliff Drive down to the tidal zone below the cliff, is located just north of the surfer statue on West Cliff Drive at Pelton Avenue. Construction began Tuesday, July 8, and will be completed the week of July 21, 2014.


Construction on the lower part of the stairs will follow the low tide July 9-11, beginning at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, 4 a.m. on Thursday and 5 a.m. on Friday.


Construction activities this week include removing deteriorated concrete and preparing a base for new concrete.  The new concrete pour is tentatively scheduled to begin at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, July 14.

The contractor will place temporary construction fencing between the bike path and the cliff. The bike path and West Cliff Drive will remain open during most construction activities. The contractor may need to provide traffic control on the bike path and West Cliff Drive during the concrete pour.

The project is significant for the surfing community which has complained about the conditions at the stairway for some time. 

About the City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department

The Public Works Department provides the City of Santa Cruz with a variety of services including engineering design, traffic engineering and maintenance, storm water management, street maintenance, resource recovery management, waste reduction programs, wastewater management, flood control and parking control. The Public Works Department is committed to bringing the Santa Cruz community the highest possible quality of life.

 Indicators stairway





 The coastal access stairway at ‘Indicators,’ is being restored, Santa Cruz, 2014.  

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