APTOS — Beginning Monday, the Santa Cruz County Department of Public Works will reduce traffic flow along Soquel Drive at Aptos Street to one lane to repair the road damaged by winter storms.
Traffic signal controls will be in place from Monday through Dec. 15. Motorists are advised to expect delays, and avoid the area if possible.
Soquel Drive is one of a half-dozen significant repairs identified by the county as it works to restore local roads following the 2016-17 winter storms. Others include Soquel-San Jose Road, Valencia Road, Bear Creek Road, Glenwood Drive and Swanton Road.
The emergency repair work involves reconstructing an embankment and southbound lane above Valencia Creek, and is being performed by Watsonville-based Granite Construction. The approximately $900,000 cost is being funded primarily by Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration emergency funds.