SR-17 Fuel Break Project Status

This Week’s Work Progress – October 14-18 (Week 8):
Crews continue to work along Los Gatos Creek Trail and Old Santa Cruz Hwy between Alma Fire Station and Alma Bridge Rd. Crews have been working along Old Santa Cruz Highway between Ogallala Warpath Rd. and Edwards Rd. and along Raineri Ln from Idylwild Rd. and SR-17.

Next Week – October 21-25 (Week 9):
Crews will be working along the northbound side of SR-17 from Big Moody Curve North to Alma Fire station. Work will be conducted 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday. This work will also include shoulder and traffic lane closures on Wednesday and Thursday. 

October 28 to November 1 – (Week 10):
Crews will be working along the highway shoulder northbound SR-17 from Big Moody Curve to the Alma Fire station. Work will include shoulder and traffic lane closures.


  • Traffic impacts to the SR-17 corridor will occur during the Week 9 and 10 phase of the project. It will be important to stay informed of possible delays. will provide updated traffic information.
  • Over the next several months, crews will be working along SR-17 and adjacent communities. Traffic in the communities and along SR-17 will be intermittently impacted.
  • The project team is working to minimize traffic impacts whenever possible on local and regional travel and will provide weekly updates to residents and highway drivers.

Additional information, private property permission for homeowners and project updates:
Please plan for extended travel times, as shoulder and lane closures will impact traffic and cause delays.

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