Highway 9 at Jaye’s Slide following winter storm damage. (Contributed)

Highway 9 to close at Jaye’s Slide for utility work

Highway 9 at Jaye’s Slide (PM 8.8) in Ben Lomond will be closed in both directions for utility work on Friday, July 28, from 9pm-6am, and Friday, Aug. 4, from 8am-8pm.

Jaye’s Slide is located on the highway near Park Way and Shadowbrook Road, at the north end of Highlands County Park.

Last month, a culvert was installed across the entire width of the roadway at an area that was damaged during winter storms.

The contractor, Granite Construction, and PG&E will be performing the utility relocation in the immediate vicinity during this upcoming work.

Road closure on Redwood Drive due to pipeline project

The County of Santa Cruz Department of Community Development and Infrastructure has announced that San Lorenzo Valley Water District will be performing water main replacement July 24 to Aug. 4, from 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

Due to the narrow width of Redwood Drive in Boulder Creek, this work will require a full road closure during working hours. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through. Questions may be directed to Michael MacMahon at 831-454-2054 or Joseph Taormina at 831-277-6118.

The Division of Public Works would like the motoring public to avoid this area and seek alternate routes during these times.

Waterline installation project begins next week

A project to install and connect a new 12-inch waterline on Highway 236 from Pine Street to Boulder Brook Drive in Boulder Creek will begin Monday, July 31.

Travelers will encounter one-way reversing traffic control with flaggers and intermittent moving lane closures Monday through Friday, from 9am-3pm. Bicycle riders will also adhere to this traffic control. Delays are not expected to exceed 10 minutes.

The contractor for this $6.2 million project is Peninsula Engineering of Marina, on behalf of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District, under permit from Caltrans. The project is expected to be complete by the end of this year, weather permitting.

Highway 236 north of Big Basin State Park set for full closure

A full closure of Highway 236 to perform permanent repairs to damage caused by winter storms will go into effect starting Monday, July 31, at 8am.

Upper Highway 236 will be closed approximately two miles south of its junction with upper Highway 9, and 7 miles north of Big Basin State Park Headquarters.

Message and directional signs will be in place to alert travelers in advance of this closure, which is expected to remain in place until mid-October.

Travelers will still have access to Big Basin State Park through Boulder Creek via lower Highway 236. The detour will require using Highway 9 and the open segment of Highway 236.

This project will include constructing a retaining wall to repair damage caused by winter rain events.

Travelers can expect additional roadwork this fall and winter over the next several months (weather permitting) on Highway 35 near Bear Creek Road and on Highway 9 near Highland Park.

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