Santa Cruz Route 1 Drainage Improvement Project
Caltrans proposes to improve existing drainage systems on State Route 1 in Santa Cruz County from post mile 0.0 to post mile 7.94. The project would involve drainage repair or drainage replacement at several locations where drainage structures are already in place. The project would also include improvements to roadway lighting, traffic monitoring, and maintenance access on State Route 1 from post mile 101.50 in Monterey County to post mile 7.94 in Santa Cruz County. Project activities would involve vegetation clearing, vegetation replanting, temporary construction activities, temporary staging sites, temporary traffic control, pavement repaving, and pavement restriping.
The purpose of the proposed project is to improve assets in poor condition:
- Restore damaged culverts in poor condition to maintain and improve the drainage systems and protect embankments and the roadway from potential failure.
- Upgrade existing count stations to meet current standards and extend service life. Also, install new changeable message signs to maintain an efficient Intelligent Transportation System and convey adequate traffic information to the traveling public.
A culvert inventory assessment performed in 2008 identified culverts within the project limits that are in various states of disrepair. Culverts that have been identified in poor condition show varying degrees of damage caused by corrosion, deformation, perforation, damaged inverts, shape loss, joint separation, undermined backfill, and overall deterioration. If the identified culverts are not repaired or replaced, the highway structure may be compromised, leading to the failure or damage of the roadway. Improving roadway lighting, traffic monitoring, and maintenance access would help reduce exposures to hazardous roadway conditions. The existing traffic data collection stations are outdated, and a changeable message sign will allow for better communication in the corridor.
Estimated Funding Breakdown
|Funding Source||Funding Amount|
|State||Eligible (To Be Determined)|
|Federal||Eligible (To Be Determined)|
- Not Applicable
Proposed Project Schedule
|Final environmental document to be completed||November 2022|
|Right-of-way acquisition to be completed||March 2024|
|Design to be completed||April 2024|
|Construction to begin||November 2024|
|Construction to be completed||August 2025|
Nicholas Heisdorf, Project Manager
Phone: (805) 835-6558
Lara Bertaina, Senior Environmental Planner
Phone: (805) 779-0792
District 5 Public Information Office
Phone: (805) 549-3318
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- Initial Study with Mitigated Negative Declaration - (PDF, 1.7MB)
Title VI Information
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Caltrans will make every effort to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether they are federally funded or not, and that services and benefits are fairly distributed to all people, regardless of race, color, or national origin. In addition, Caltrans will facilitate meaningful participation in the transportation planning process in a nondiscriminatory manner.
- Title VI Brochure (English, PDF)
- Title VI Brochure (Spanish, PDF)
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Caltrans Information)