The upcoming project will construct various critical components, including concrete retaining walls, noise reduction measures, storm drains, a bicycle and pedestrian bridge, and reconstruct a 165-foot-long vehicle bridge adding bicycle and pedestrian features. The project is adjacent to Granite's previously awarded Highway 1 auxiliary lane and bus-on-shoulder project between 41st Avenue and Soquel, and centrally located between two of Granite’s materials facilities, supporting the company's home market strategy and commitment to improving local transportation and accessibility.
Granite will recycle approximately 12,000 tons of existing asphalt and concrete into recycled aggregates and utilize approximately 88,000 tons of subbase and base from its local aggregate and recycled aggregate plants. 24,000 tons of hot mix asphalt (HMA) and 13,000 tons of rubberized HMA (a product that incorporates and recycles old tires) will be used from its Salinas Hot Plant, a certified Green Business, ensuring readily available materials and highlighting Granite's commitment to environmentally conscious practices and sustainability.
“Our team is thrilled to embark on these transformative projects to enhance the vital infrastructure along the Highway 1 Corridor in Santa Cruz County, improving safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists alike,” said Vice President of Regional Operations, Brent Fogg. “Our core values of excellence and safety will guide us to ensure minimal disruption to local traffic during construction. We eagerly anticipate the completion of these projects and the enhanced mobility they will provide our local community."
The project is expected to be completed in Q3 2025.