Highway 17 Wet Pavement Project

Posted: 5/5/2011 2:00pm


Beginning in June 2011, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a project to improve safety along State Route 17 (SR-17) from .1 mile south of Summit Road to 1 mile south of Bear Creek Road overcrossing, in Santa Clara County. 

The project will construct drainage systems and resurface the existing pavement in order to reduce wet pavement related accidents during wet weather conditions. The entire pavement in both directions southbound and northbound lanes will be resurfaced. In addition, the median concrete barrier and the outside metal beam guard rails (MBGR) will be upgraded. 

Construction activities will occur at night Monday through Sunday. During the weekdays, work will typically begin at 9:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 a.m. the following day. Weekend work will start as early as 9:00 p.m. and end as late as 10:00 a.m. the following day. Specific ramp and connector closure details will be posted on our website as information becomes available:

*Be sure to check the SR-17 Wet Pavement Project page for the latest information.