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Santa Cruz Streets: Changes to The Fishhook

In January 2006, in light of the upcoming construction at the Highway 1/17 interchange (more commonly known to Santa Cruz residents as The Fishhook), I created this subsection to my web site. This page will serve as both an introduction to the changes that are proposed, as well as provide a chronology of the progress in the construction.

Changes to The Fishhook - Topics:

The Improvements

The current project is not meant to be a capacity improvement, but rather a safety improvement. The project would add auxiliary, or short-distance, lanes in each direction of Highway 1 and on Northbound Highway 17 in the vicinity of the Highway 1/17 interchange, as well as rebuild the northbound Highway 1 off-ramps to Emeline Avenue and Northbound Highway 17, and improve the merge of Southbound Highway 1 and the Southbound Highway 1 off-ramp from Southbound Highway 17. More specifically, the following is proposed:

Construction was originally anticipated to be completed by Spring 2009; however, in late 2006, Caltrans moved back the completion date to Fall 2009.

Construction Progress:

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