Via Supervisor McPherson's office:
"In 2014, there were 583 collisions with 171 injuries and three deaths on Highway 17. With that in mind, Caltrans representatives have asked for community input for the Highway 17 “Access Management Plan” as they plan improvements for the next 25 years. The long-range plan will have recommendations to improve access, mobility and safety needs of the highway corridor.
The recommendations are intended to help reduce conflict points that interrupt traffic flow, causing collisions.. The effort is intended to make improvements over the next several decades, during which time traffic on the corridor is expected to increase from the approximate 54,500 current daily drivers – many of them from the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley -- to 75,000.
The management plan focuses on the 7 mile stretch from Summit Road to Granite Creek Road in Scotts Valley, where there are 59 driveways and turnoffs.
Please join Fifth District Supervisor Bruce McPherson for the next Valley Voices/Highway 17 Access workshop.
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2
Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley
To comment: WWW.CA-Hwy-17amp.org."