The Council of San Benito County governments reminded drivers of a project starting Monday on Highway 129 west of Aromas that will cause up to 20-minute delays, while there will be a full closure to the area from early October through December.
The project includes safety improvements and a road realignment at Highway 129 and Carlton Road between Aromas and Watsonville.
According to a Caltrans statement on the improvements:
A construction project on Highway 129/Carlton Road for road realignment and intersection safety improvements near Watsonville will begin next Monday, Sept. 24
Starting Monday, roadwork hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with one-way reversing traffic control on Hwy 129. Up to 20-minute delays are anticipated.
On Thursday, Oct. 4, Carlton Road at Highway 129 will fully close through December, weather permitting. Thompson Road will be used as a detour. Highway 129 will remain open to through traffic. Please refer to Google map link below.
The purpose of this construction project is to realign Carlton Road and construct a new intersection with left-turn channelization. For more information, go to http://www.dot.ca.gov/…/p…/carlton_road/carlton_rd_facts.pdf.
Electronic message boards will be posted alerting motorists of this roadwork, which is expected to be complete in Summer 2019. The contractor for this $2 million project is Graniterock Construction of Watsonville, CA.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over or slow down when driving through Caltrans work zones.
Google map link of project area/detour:
For lane closure information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Santa Cruz County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#scr