Campus contributes to Bay Street project

Campus commuters are experiencing a smoother ride along Bay Street, thanks to pavement resurfacing work conducted by the City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department. The newly-paved section of Bay between Escalona and High Streets was funded through the City's Measure H improvement tax and a UCSC contribution of more than $600,000.

"This project is one of the first cooperative efforts arising from the recent LRDP settlement," says Larry Pageler, Director of UCSC's Transportation and Parking Services. "After many years of traveling to campus along this pitted and patched surface, the new pavement is a great benefit to drivers, transit riders and especially bicyclists." Final lane striping of the resurfaced areas will take place in the coming weeks.

Public Works staff are managing the resurfacing of approximately 20 miles of streets throughout the City. Scheduling disruptive roadwork like this can be a challenge, as the summer tourist season winds down and the school year picks up. Still to come are additional resurfacing projects along Western Drive, and Bay Street between Mission and Escalona.

For a complete list of resurfacing projects and their tentative schedule, visit the Santa Cruz City Public Works Department web site.