Graham Hill Road will be closed to traffic in both directions on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26 and 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. the San Lorenzo Valley Water District announced. Detours will be in effect and motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes.

Graham Hill Road will be closed between Roaring Camp Road and Lockewood Lane for roadway sealing. These two days will entail full closure of both lanes, northbound and southbound for sealing of the roadway prior to the rainy season. Sealing of the roadway is a key phase of the intertie project, a joint effort between San Lorenzo Valley Water District, Scotts Valley Water District and the Mount Hermon Association. When completed, the intertie project will allow the districts to share water resources in emergencies such as fires and natural disasters.

A detour will reroute motorists onto Lockewood Lane and Mt Hermon Road. Motorists traveling between San Lorenzo Valley and Santa Cruz also can take Highway 9, which has reopened after several months of road construction. Access to Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall, Ponderosa Lodge, Roaring Camp Railroads, Redtree Industrial Park, San Lorenzo Lumber, Summit Road and Grand View Avenue will be provided during the road closure.

In addition, construction continues on East Zayante Road to complete a waterline installation project and roadway sealing. The route have one-way controlled traffic from Graham Hill Road to West Zayante Road weekdays through Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Construction on both roads will occur simultaneously to reduce traffic impacts and to enhance efficiency. 


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District is located in the mountains of northern Santa Cruz County. The district serves more than 7,500 metered connections. Established in 1941, the district supplies water to the communities of Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Zayante, Quail Hollow, Scotts Valley, Whispering Pines, Manana Woods and Felton. For more information, visit or