As seen in: Santa Cruz Live 7/11/2012 By Ramona Turner
There have been many questions raised as to why Cal-Trans replaced a concrete center divider on Hwy 1 between State Park Drive and Rio Del Mar Boulevard with another concrete center divider in the same location. Cal-Trans has made a statement saying that over the past 10 years Hwy 1 has been repaved numerous times to maintain a smooth road surface. With the surface of the road rising as a result of repaving the height of the barrier has decreased in size over the years making it unsafe for drivers, especially those with larger vehicles.
The old barrier was a type 50 and 32 inches high and the new barrier is a type 60 and is 36 inches high. The height of this new barrier will allow HWY 1 to have more overlays before it will have to be replaced with a new one. This means that this new concrete center divider that was put in will be able to be around for quite a bit of time before it will no longer be safe for divers.
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