JANUARY 6 – JANUARY 10 (Week 20)
There were no lane closures this week. Chipping work continues along the Los Gatos Creek Trail while large tree removal has progressed from Mountain Charlie Road along the east side (Northbound direction) of Highway 17.
JANUARY 13 – JANUARY 17 (Week 21)
There will be no lane closures on Highway 17 this week. Work will continue on the west side of the highway (northbound direction) between the Redwood Estates exit and Summit Road exit. Lane closure possible on Alma Bridge Road, Monday through Friday, between Highway 17 and reservoir face due to tree and brush removal.
JANUARY 20 – JANUARY 24 (Week 22)
No work scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20
Motorists should be aware that beginning January 21, most upcoming lane closures will be in the southbound direction. (Up until this point lane closures have been northbound.) More information on upcoming lane closures will be available next week.
Next Week, January 6th – 10th:
As weather permits, tree and brush removal will continue outside of the highway corridor. No lane closures are planned.
This Week: December 16 – December 20 (Week 17)
There was a lane closure on Monday from Bear Creek Road to Hwy 9 which provided access to the remaining hazard trees, brush and slopes on the NB side of SR-17.
Midpoint Summary of the SR-17 Shaded Fuel Break Project
There are no more lane closures planned for the rest of December. The second half of the Project will begin in January on the southbound side of SR-17.
The SR-17 Shaded Fuel Break Team would like to thank all local residents and commuters for their patience and for understanding how critical a safe evacuation route is for the community. The project is extremely complex, requiring cooperation and coordination between multiple individuals, organizations and agencies.
We appreciate all who are helping to make it happen.
– CAL FIRE, Caltrans, and the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council
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
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.