State of California • Department of Transportation
Date: May 5, 2015 District: District 5 (Santa Cruz)
Contact: Susana Z. Cruz or Colin Jones
Highway 152 Resurfacing Project Full Closures in Santa Cruz County
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY – A project to resurface Hwy. 152 from the Mount Madonna Inn to Carlton Road will result in full highway closures beginning Tuesday, May 5 through Friday, May 8 from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm.
A pilot car will guide residents between the construction zone and their homes. Access will be maintained for mail delivery and school buses. The highway will remain closed for all other motorists to maintain a safe environment for highway workers and the public on this narrow windy road.
Note: The designated detour is Highway 129. Motorists should allow an additional 15-20 minutes of travel. Electronic Message Signs will be posted to alert motorists of detour and the CHP will assist with traffic control.
This highway closure is necessary to allow trucks to haul asphalt on westbound Hwy. 152 while paving occurs in the mountainous section from Carlton Road, Watsonville to the summit. The contractor for this $1.6 million project is O’Grady Paving of Mountain View, CA.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For lane closure information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Santa Cruz 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/paffairs/release.htm#scr