Site Location

Site Location

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.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Project Update June 9, 2017

New curb, gutter, sidewalk and access ramp at the intersection of Trout Gulch Road and Aptos Street.

New sidewalk along Trout Gulch Road.

Concrete pouring of retaining curb for elevated sidewalk along Trout Gulch Crossing.

New driveway with access ramps at Trout Gulch Crossing.

There is temporarily no activity at the project site due to utility conflicts.  Materials are on order for adjustment of the Soquel Creek Water District water line.  Following adjustment, project construction will continue.  Water line work is anticipated to begin week of June 19, 2017.

Trout Gulch Crossing front and rear driveways accessing from Trout Gulch Road will remain closed for 28-day cure of concrete.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Project Update May 8, 2017

Project resumed from weather related delays on April 24, 2017.  Construction on new underground utilities continues.  Demolition and grading began for new sidewalk along Trout Gulch Road. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Project Update April 18, 2017

Project continues on weather related delays as of last week.  Work resuming at end of week is dependent upon weather and site conditions.

Clearing and grubbing along Soquel Drive

Excavating for bus turnout

Installing safety shield at storm water quality manhole location on Aptos Street

Tuesday, March 28, 2017