SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -

A project to replace an aerial cable on Highway 17 will continue with the second and final phase this Sunday, July 13. This operation by Verizon is replacing a faulty aerial cable crossing over all lanes of Highway 17 at the intersection of Old Glenwood Highway.

Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures from 6 am to 8 am and can expect 10 minute delays. The northbound and southbound directions of travel will be closed at separate intervals.

This work is being completed in two phases. The first phase consisted in the placement of a new aerial cable on Sunday June 15.

The second phase, scheduled for this Sunday July 13, will be the removal of the old aerial cable.

The California Highway Patrol will assist with traffic control and electronic message boards will be activated to advise motorists about this project.

Caltrans reminds you to move over or slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For lane closure information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Santa Cruz County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-423-0396 or visit their website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#scr