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A Wider Highway 1 in Santa Cruz

The plan to widen Highway 1 in Santa Cruz between Morrissey Boulevard and Soquel Avenue overcame one of its challenges recently when planners completed the necessary environmental analysis for the project.
The analysis, a 545 page review of the project, has been two years in the making and cites in depth the impact widening the highway would have on the citizens and environment of Santa Cruz. In the analysis, viable solutions have been proposed for all of the negative effects of the project.

By widening the highway transportation planners hope to alleviate some of the worst congestion in the county. The $22 million dollar project is currently scheduled to begin breaking ground in 2011 with a targeted completion time in 2013.

 

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Objections at RTC meeting on Oct 1
written by jim, October 03, 2009
Several objections were raised to this plan.

Two high school students stressed the near better, safer bicycle routes, to get to school.

As to the expansion, I asked about the CO2 consequences. Others talked about report's responses to written questions.

Several requested more environmental information. The report you describe is NOT an environmental impact report. (EIR).


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