Graham Hill stoplight to go online Tuesday
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A motorist passes past one of the traffic signals on Graham Hill Road, at the intersection with Lockewood Lane. The signals will be activated on Tuesday, March 5, says county public works officials. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
A motorist passes past one of the traffic signals on Graham Hill Road, at the intersection with Lockewood Lane. The signals will be activated on Tuesday, March 5, says county public works officials. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
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Santa Cruz County Department of Public Works announced today that motorist can expect delays and possible lane closures on Graham Hill Road on Tuesday, March 5, as crews will be working to activate the newly installed traffic signals at the intersection with Lockewood Lane.

The three-way signals — funded by a $450,000 federal grant — are part of a project which also lengthened the left-hand turn lane onto Lockewood Lane and added wheelchair-accessible ramps to the intersection’s crosswalks.

For more information, call 477-3958 or visit www.sccroadclosure.org/

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Chris Kilgus
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March 13, 2013
This light is now on. Today I was coming from Felton in a line of cars going the speed limit, we all had to stop for one car coming from Lockewood. Coming back I was in a line of cars going the speed limit, we all had to stop for one car coming off Lockewood. I anticipate there will be a 50/50 chance of having to stop every time I use Graham Hill Road.

This cost taxpayers $500,000. Crazy waste of money and gas.
John Lock
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March 16, 2013
Even worse is when cars turning right on to Lockwood from Graham Hill cross the double yellow and trigger the light because that right turn is now too sharp.

Then we all sit there and wait for nothing.
S. Patterson
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April 01, 2013
Wow Chris, you are right. How is it that a single Lockwood vehicle gets priority over tens of thousands of Graham Hill Rd drivers? Why aren't the Lockwood vehicles allowed to stack up before the light turns green for them?

I had to stop on Graham Hill Rd to let a single car on Lockwood make a right turn, then before we could gain our speed the light turned red again to allow another Lockwood vehicle to make a left turn.
Theryl McCoy
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March 05, 2013
I forecast a problem here... There will be a rear end collision northbound Graham Hill Rd as someone has to slow down to make a right turn on to Lockwood Ln. The turn is now too sharp with the new curb.


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