Bear Creek Road Opens

Bear Creek Road Opens

Highway 35 Traffic Control to Remain; Additional Work Planned on Hwy 9/236

Bear Creek Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.comSANTA CRUZ COUNTY — Hwy. 35 (Bear Creek Road), just north of Zayante Rd. (PM 2.67) is now open with one-way reversing traffic control. Final work at this location is now underway.

Hwy. 35 from the intersection of Hwy. 35/Bear Creek Road and the intersection of Hwy. 35/Bear Creek Road with Summit Road is being paved with completion scheduled for tomorrow evening.

  • In addition, Caltrans will continue work on State Route 9 between Santa Cruz and Felton with the full closure remaining in place.  This roadwork will include repairs of cracks and slip outs in various locations.  This section of State Route 9 is expected to re-open by March 31, weather permitting.
  • Caltrans will also repair a slip out on State Route 236, just south of the Junction of State Route 9/Watermans Gap. This section of highway will be fully closed Monday, March 20 until Friday, March 24 so Caltrans can work 24 hours a day at this location.  Electronic message boards will be posted to inform the public about this closure.

In addition, there is a full closure on State Route 35 from just north of Black Rd. (PM 9) to Castle Rock Road (PM 11.5) due to a major washout.  It is unknown when this section of highway will re-open.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Santa Cruz County, motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit our website at:

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