Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Transportation Commission to Consider Alba Rd Improvements

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is expected to select projects for anticipated State Transportation Improvements Program (STIP) funds (which could be as little as 4.7 and as high as 8.9 million) as well as $1.4 million in Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) funds at the December 1, 2011 RTC meeting, being held in the County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers. The community is invited to attend the meeting and provide input during a public hearing scheduled for 10:00 a.m. or to submit written comments to the RTC by 2:00 p.m. on November 30, 2011. 

The only San Lorenzo Valley Project under consideration is a repair to 50 feet of Alba Road.

On the top of the list of projects being considered is a the preliminary design and right of way work on the section of Highway 1 between Soquel Ave and 41st Ave.  The RTC wants to spend $4 million as the prelude to an estimated $23 million dollar construction project to widen the 1.5 mile stretch of roadway.

The City of Santa Cruz has four projects totaling $3.9 million it wants considered.  Watsonville has one project with a $1.5 million price tag; Scotts Valley is seeking $450,000 for sidewalks near Vine Hill School and the The City of Capitola has 2 projects at $200,000 each under consideration.

The County of Santa Cruz has seven projects, all storm repairs, on the list. The only SLV project listed is the repair to the Alba Rd slipout at the 3.8 mile mark.  The County is asking for $485,000 but ranks it #6 out of the 7.  The number one priority among the Counties project is a $1.5 million request for permanent bypass to the slide that blocked Nelson Rd this winter.

To see a map of the projects under consideration:

For more information on each project:

No comments:

Post a Comment