A three-month, 17-mile resurfacing of the entire length of Highway 236 in Boulder Creek is underway, from Boulder Creek to Big Basin State Park.
The entire length of the road will be slowed by one-way reversing traffic controls, which will be in effect when needed during the project.
The purpose of this project is to resurface the existing roadway with hot mix asphalt to extend the life of the highway.
The contractor for this $3.4 million construction project, which is scheduled to complete in December, is Graniterock Company of Watsonville.
Motorists can expect 30-minute delays for reversing traffic control.
The project is in two sections:

  1. From Highway 9 in Boulder Creek, to near the State Park Headquarters, 9.25 miles: One-way reversing traffic control Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  1. From near State Park Headquarters to Highway 9, upper end, 7.85 miles: Two-week full closure with entry for residents restricted depending on location of work. Contractor will work with residents to provide reasonable access when possible) through Sept. 30, reopening Oct. 3
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