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Highway 17 Shaded Fuel Break Update 12/13/19

This week: December 9 - December 13 (Week 16)Erosion control (hydromulching) has been completed on the NB side of SR-17.Next Week: December 16 - December 20 (Week 17)SR-17 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES ON MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM from Bear Creek Road to Hwy 9.As weather permits: Hazard trees and brush removal will continue.
Upcoming: December 23 - 27 (Week 18) No Lane ClosuresDecember 30 - January 3 (Week 19) No Lane ClosuresHAPPY HOLIDAYSImpacts:· Over the next several months, crews will be working along SR-17 and in adjacent communities. Traffic in the communities and along SR-17 will be intermittently impacted. Please plan for extended travel times, as shoulder and lane closures will cause delays. If possible, please plan your northbound SR-17 trips before 9:00AM and after 3:00PM.· The project team is working to minimize traffic impacts and will provide weekly updates to residents and highway drivers. Stay informed of delays and alternate routes.· Check project status and sign up for weekly updates on Firesafe17.com. Traffic information can also be found on 511.org.· In addition to electronic media, there are several physical locations in the area where you can get updated information: Redwood Estates Pavilion, Redwood Estates Post Office, Redwood Estates Store, Chemeketa Park, Loma School, Lakeside School bulletin boards will be updated regularly

Highway 17 Shaded Fuel Break update week of 12/9/2019

December 2 – December 6 (Week 15)
There were no lane closures this week. Brush removal and some erosion control treatment occurred as weather permitted.

December 9 – December 13 (Week 16)
SR-17 NB lane closures from Tuesday Dec 10 through Thursday Dec 12 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
As weather and soil conditions permit: Hazard trees and brush will continue to be removed. Erosion control is planned at sites between Idylwild and Summit Road/Old Summit Road area and possibly as far north as Alma Station/Briggs Creek.

Following Week: December 16 – December 20 (Week 17)
SR-17 NB lane closures Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
As weather and soil conditions permit: Hazard trees and brush will continue to be removed. Erosion control is planned at sites between Idylwild and Summit Road/Old Summit Road area. Lane closure may extend as far north as Main Street Bridge in Los Gatos. Possible treatment on the southbound side of SR-17 near Summit Road, however, no southbound lane closures are scheduled.

Impacts:

  • Over the next several months, crews will be working along SR-17 and in adjacent communities. Traffic in the communities and along SR-17 will be intermittently impacted. Please plan for extended travel times, as shoulder and lane closures will cause delays. If possible, please plan your northbound SR-17 trips before 9:00AM and after 3:00PM.

  • The project team is working to minimize traffic impacts and will provide weekly updates to residents and highway drivers. Stay informed of delays and alternate routes.

  • Check project status and sign up for weekly updates on Firesafe17.com. Traffic information can also be found on 511.org.

  • In addition to electronic media, there are several physical locations in the area where you can get updated information: Redwood Estates Pavilion, Redwood Estates Post Office, Redwood Estates Store, Chemeketa Park, Loma School, Lakeside School bulletin boards will be updated regularly.

Highway 17 Shaded Fuel Break update week of 11/25/19

Highway 17 Shaded Fuel Break update for 11/25/19:
Work continued this week from Summit Road to (Madrone Drive) Redwood Estates, trimming and removing trees. Erosion control work occurred between Big Moody Curve and Bear Creek Road. There were lane closures on SR-17 Northbound Monday Nov 18 through Thursday Nov 21 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Additional erosion control work was conducted on the Los Gatos Creek Trail between the dam face and Main Street in Los Gatos.

Next Week - November 25-29 (Week 14): 
THANKSGIVING WEEK
No lane closures this week. 
Off-highway work will occur on Monday Nov 25 and Tuesday Nov 26. There will be no treatment work from Wednesday Nov 27 through Friday Nov 29. 
Happy Thanksgiving.

December 2 - December 6 (Week 15)
SR-17 NB lane closures Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Hazard trees will be removed from sites between Idylwild and Summit Road/Old Summit Road area. Erosion control treatment (hydromulching) will occur in the Valley Surprise vicinity.

Impacts:

• Over the next several months, crews will be working along SR-17 and in adjacent communities. Traffic in the communities and along SR-17 will be intermittently impacted. Please plan for extended travel times, as shoulder and lane closures will cause delays. When possible, please plan your northbound SR-17 trips before 9:00AM and after 3:00PM.

• The project team is working to minimize traffic impacts and will provide weekly updates to residents and highway drivers. Stay informed of delays and alternate routes.

• Check project status and sign up for weekly updates on Firesafe17.com. Traffic information can also be found on 511.org.

• In addition to electronic media, there are several physical locations in the area where you can get updated information: Redwood Estates Pavilion, Redwood Estates Post Office, Redwood Estates Store, Chemeketa Park, Loma School, Lakeside School bulletin boards will be updated regularly.


September 2019 board meeting agenda

Please see the Agenda for our our upcoming Board Meeting this Thursday, September 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.  

Hope to see you there!

Highway 17 Shaded Fuel Break - News Release

Please see the latest news release regarding the Highway 17 shaded fuel break.