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Thoroughfares from Midtown to the Westside, including King Street and Delaware Avenue, will be construction zones for the next week as the City of Santa Cruz continues repaving work.

Santa Cruz city officials are warning residents to expect more traffic delays over the next week as ongoing pavement projects kicks into higher gear Friday.

Additional slowdowns are expected weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Friday, June 18, through Friday, June 25, according to a release from the Public Works Department.

Construction began Friday at the following locations:

  • Barson Street from Ocean Street to Bixby Street
  • Delaware Avenue from Woodrow Avenue to Dufour Avenue
  • Delaware Avenue at the intersection of Columbia Street
  • Laguna Street from Santa Cruz Street to Bay Street

And pavement work is to continue next week at:

  • Delaware Avenue from Fair Avenue to Woodrow Avenue
  • Delaware Avenue from National Street to Santa Cruz Street
  • King Street from Miramar Drive to the west end of Mission Street

Traffic controls will be in place during construction hours, with an updated schedule and locations at cityofsantacruz.com/currentconstruction. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes whenever possible.

The work comes as part of the city’s 2021 Overlay Project, an effort to rehabilitate aging pavement that includes grinding existing pavement, cold in-place recycling, installation of hot mix asphalt pavement and roadway striping. Construction is expected to wrap up by late July.

The project is funded via local tax dollars from Measures D and H as well as from California’s gas tax.

Anyone with concerns or questions can contact project manager Ricardo Valdés at (831) 420-5198 or rvaldes@cityofsantacruz.com.

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