Construction started on the Santa Cruz Avenue Sidewalk Project on Monday, February 27. The project will install storm drain, sidewalks, driveways, handicap ramps, and bike lanes on both sides of Santa Cruz Avenue between Olive Street and Johnson Street. The result will be an aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting, City amenity that will improve disabled access and pedestrian and bicycle safety. This project is scheduled to be constructed in 4 phases with the following timelines. (Note: dates are subject to change based on weather, unforeseen conditions and contractor performance)
Phase 1: South side of Santa Cruz between Olive Street and San Mateo Drive
Late February 2017 – Early April 2017
Phase 2: South side of Santa Cruz between San Mateo Drive and Fremont Street
Early April 2017 – Mid May 2017
Phase 3: North side of Santa Cruz between Johnson Street and San Mateo Drive
Mid May 2017 – Mid July 2017
Phase 4: North side of Santa Cruz between San Mateo Drive and Olive Street
Mid July 2017 – Late September 2017
What to Expect:
The contractor is currently setting up traffic control for Phase 1. Between Olive Street and San Mateo Drive the two-way left turn lane will be eliminated and eastbound traffic (towards downtown) will be shifted into the center of the road. Orange traffic posts will identify the relocated centerline and construction zone. Bicycle lanes will be maintained in each direction. The pedestrian pathway will be closed on the south side of Santa Cruz Avenue between Olive Street and San Mateo Drive. Pedestrians should use the crosswalks at Olive Street and San Mateo Drive to cross Santa Cruz Avenue and then walk along the north side of Santa Cruz Avenue.
This configuration will continue through phases 1 & 2. Once each phase is complete we will return the vehicle lane and bicycle lane back to its preconstruction alignment and restore the two-way left turn lane in that area.
For phases 3 & 4 the contractor will move the work zone to the north side of the street. The contractor will start at Johnson Street and west towards Hillview School. Westbound traffic will be shifted into the center of the road. Orange delineators will mark the centerline and the new construction area.