Site Location

Site Location

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Project Update September 19, 2017

Electrical and traffic signal work continues on Soquel Drive this week. 

For safety of construction team and the community, on Tuesday, there is a lane shift for Soquel Drive southbound lane.  On Wednesday, there will be a lane shift on both Soquel Drive southbound and northbound lanes.  No closures are planned.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Project Update September 13, 2017

Work continues in the area between Soquel Drive and Aptos Street through Friday.  On Friday, there will also be work adjacent to the Soquel Drive and Trout Gulch Road intersection.  

For the safety of the construction team and the community, there will be lane shifts on Soquel Drive beginning noon on Wednesday, 9/13/17, through Thursday, 9/14/17.  There will also be a lane shift on Trout Gulch Road onto Soquel Drive on Friday, 9/15/17.  No lane closures are planned. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Project Update September 9, 2017

Removal of railroad arm equipment at the intersection of Trout Gulch Road and Soquel Drive.

Removal of railroad track.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Project Update August 31, 2017

Work at project site will resume Wednesday, September 6, 2017, on railroad signals and track in areas outside of Soquel Drive and Trout Gulch Road intersection.  For safety of construction team and the community, there will be a lane shift on Trout Gulch Road onto Soquel Drive.  No lane closures are planned.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Aptos Village Improvement Plan Update 7/21/17

Recently, the County of Santa Cruz Environmental Health Division became aware that road improvements near the Soquel Drive/Trout Gulch Road area involved work along the Rail Corridor, an area of known concern due to its history of heavy industrial use.

Out of an abundance of caution, Environmental Health worked with the Department of Public Works to conduct soil sampling along and near the Rail Corridor. While the results are consistent
with the site's history as a rail and traffic corridor, some samples showed elevated levels of lead and arsenic.

The Department of Public Works is currently developing a Soil Management Plan for the safe removal and disposal of the soil. Unfortunately, work on this critical project is being held in abeyance while the Soil Management Plan is developed and approved. Environmental Health Director Dr. Arnold Leff has directed that the review be given high priority, and the Department of Public Works hopes to resume construction within weeks.

Once completed, the project will include crosswalks and a signalized intersection at Trout Gulch Road and Soquel Drive, which is expected to improve traffic flow during peak commute hours. The project also includes a new ADA-compliant bus stop along Soquel Drive, as well as new sidewalks and bike lanes along Trout Gulch Road.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Project Update July 14, 2017

There continues to be no activity temporarily at the project site.  Water line and remaining work is anticipated to begin and be completed August 2017.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Project Update June 21, 2017

Preparation work for utility relocation and various project tasks is anticipated week of June 26, 2017.