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Integrated Vegetation Management
City of Santa Cruz Pilot Program
The proposed Pilot Project identifies areas within Caltrans right of way in the City of Santa Cruz with weed problems that would normally be controlled by herbicides. The project will install different commercial weed control products to test their efficacy in eliminating weeds and to assess their acceptability to the community.
The areas chosen for treatment on this project will be high traffic areas to maximize public visibility and to test product maintainability under harsh conditions. Project work locations were selected for their impact on highway traffic during construction and maintenance activities, successful weed control should minimize the need for lane closures.
The weed control products consist of solid mats, liquid soil sealers and inert organic materials.
No herbicides will be used for vegetation control on the project.
Median work on Route 1 will occur from approximately the La Fonda Ave. overcrossing to the Market St. undercossing.
Seeding and mulching will occur on the west shoulder of Route 17 at the Route 1 interchange (the area known as the fish hook).
Traffic control will require shoulder closures on most of the project. The Traffic Management Plan calls for nightwork whenever a lane closure is required.
Median Areas (inside shoulders)
Landscape Areas (interchange)
|SANTA CRUZ WEED CONTROL PILOT PROJECT - Survey Results|
|A survey was made available on the internet and sent to random addresses in the City of Santa Cruz. Assessments of the pilot program described above and highway roadside management were sought. To view the results of the survey please click here (PDF). If you would like to participate in the survey you may do so through May of 2003. Simply click on the online survey link below.|