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CANCELLED: Daytime Closure of Southbound Highway 1 Onramp at Westbound 41st Avenue Set for Jan. 2-4

December 30, 2023

CANCELLED: This week’s closure of the onramp to southbound Hwy1 at 41st Avenue has been canceled due to poor weather. Updates to be provided when this work is rescheduled. Construction continues on a project to construct north and […]

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RTC Board Appoints New Interim Executive Director

December 14, 2023

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has appointed Mitch Weiss, former executive director of the California Transportation Commission (CTC), as interim executive director for the agency. Weiss will temporarily replace former Executive Director Guy Preston, who […]

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RTC Approves Projects to Receive $61.3 Million in County Share of State and Federal Funds

December 8, 2023

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) adopted its 2023 Consolidated Grant Program and its 2024 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) on Dec. 7, approving approximately $61.3 million of the region’s anticipated formula share of certain state […]

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RTC Launches Online Survey to Gather Input on Aesthetic Design Elements for Hwy 1 Aux Lanes, Bus-on-Shoulder and Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Project

December 6, 2023

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is seeking community feedback on concepts for aesthetic design elements as part of the Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes, Bus-on-Shoulder Facility (State Park Drive to Freedom Boulevard) & Coastal Rail Trail […]

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Caltrans to Host Hybrid Public Information Meeting for Proposed Highway 1 Capital Preventative Maintenance Project

December 5, 2023

Caltrans District 5 will hold a Hybrid Public Information Meeting regarding a proposed project located on Highway 1 through the City of Santa Cruz from just south of the Junction at Highway 9 to just north of the […]

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Hwy 1 Full Overnight Closure of Northbound Lanes Set for Dec. 13 & 14

December 4, 2023

Construction continues on a project to build north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges and to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing at Chanticleer Avenue. […]

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RTC Seeks Public Input on Aesthetic Design Elements for the Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes, Bus-on-Shoulder, and Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Project

November 16, 2023

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is hosting a community open house to obtain public input on concepts for aesthetic design elements for the Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes, Bus-on-Shoulder Facility (State Park Drive to Freedom Boulevard) & […]

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Preliminary Staff Recommendations for 2023 Consolidated Grant Program Announced

November 9, 2023

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is pleased to announce the preliminary staff recommendations for the 2023 Consolidated Grants program. The RTC received 22 applications requesting over $95 million, however only $61.3 million is available in […]

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Public Meeting for Coastal Rail Trail Segments 10 & 11 DEIR

November 6, 2023

The County is scheduled to receive comments on the Coastal Rail Trail Segments 10 & 11 Draft EIR at a public meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2023, 5:00pm – 7:30pm. The meeting will be held in-person at the […]

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Highway 1 Project Continues with Bridge Columns and Drainage Work

November 3, 2023

Construction continues on a project to construct northbound and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges and to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing at Chanticleer Avenue. […]

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