Traffic delays along McLaughlin Drive

To: UCSC Community

From: Larry Pageler, Transportation and Parking Services

Construction crews are expected to begin major roadway repair work Monday July 2, on McLaughlin Drive between the bridge east of Science Hill and the 20mph curve east of Stevenson College. Work will include demolition of the existing road, pavement grinding, excavation, grading, installation of a full roadway overlay, pedestrian access improvements, bus-pad improvements, a small waterline repair, and road striping. The project's estimated completion date is September 1st.  During construction, drivers destined for the west side of campus are encouraged to use the West Entrance when feasible to minimize cross-campus traffic through the construction corridor.

Two-way traffic control will be in place during the duration of the project. Drivers and transit riders should expect up to three- to five-minute delays in both directions while construction is underway. Additionally, the necessary use of large construction equipment will occasionally create noisy conditions near the project corridor.

Bicyclists are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes during construction as the road surface will be less than optimal for bike traffic. An alternate, parallel route south of the project site will be provided along Hagar and Steinhart Drives with signs in place to delineate the route. Cyclists accessing facilities along McLaughlin Drive should use extra caution when traversing the construction corridor. Pedestrian access and crossings will be open during construction. As always, drivers are urged to use caution when traveling through the project corridor, especially when construction workers are present.

Questions about the McLaughlin Drive Road Rehabilitation Project should be directed to Damon Adlao, Project Manager with Physical Plant, at 459-2338.