Santa Cruz County, CA… A major curve realignment project near Aromas, which began in April, will continue on a ½-mile section of Hwy. 129 near the Santa Cruz/San Benito County line/railroad crossing and requires a five-day full closure starting on Sunday night, January 15, weather permitting. This closure is necessary so that Caltrans can complete final paving and drainage work in an area not suitable for one-way reversing traffic control.
Roadwork consists of fully closing Hwy. 129 from the Pajaro River Bridge, west for ½ mile, for five days, 24 hours a day from 10 pm Sunday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 20 at 11 pm. Electronic message boards will be posted, alerting travelers of this work; they are advised to take an alternate route or use the detour
on map shown below.
This project will improve traveler safety by realigning the highway to increase the curve radius and sight distance at this location. Roadwork is scheduled to be completed by the end of February, 2017. The contractor for this $4.5 million project is Graniterock Company of Watsonville, CA.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over or slow down when driving through Caltrans work zones.
For lane closure information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in San Benito County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm