Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes and Bus-on-Shoulder Improvements — Freedom Boulevard to State Park Drive and Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Project

The proposed project includes:

  • Widening of Highway 1 from Freedom Boulevard to State Park Drive to provide:
    • Auxiliary lanes that would connect the interchange entrance and exit ramps, thereby extending the weaving and merging distance between the ramps
    • Bus-on-shoulder features that would support future bus operations on the shoulders of Highway 1 during peak congestion periods
  • Construction of a bicycle and pedestrian trail along the Santa Cruz Branch Line railroad right of way, from State Park Drive to Rio Del Mar Boulevard

Open House Overview

The purpose of this Online Open House is to present to the public factors to be considered in the draft environmental document for improvements on this segment of State Route Highway 1 and Segment 12 of the Coastal Rail Trail, and to receive comments.

Information about the project background, proposed improvements, anticipated environmental studies, project funding and schedule, and how to submit your comments is provided at five stations — which you can visit by clicking on the Station icons at the left side of this page.

Please submit your comments no later than October 18, 2020, by clicking on Station 5, Comments.

For a brief overview of the materials provided on this website, please view the PowerPoint presentation in the Resources area at the left side of the page – or click here