Road and Drainage Maintenance Crews

The County’s Road Maintenance Crews are responsible for maintenance of Approximately 595 miles of County roadways including pothole repair, roadway patching, roadway striping, roadway culvert cleaning & replacement, brush trimming, ditch clearing, culvert maintenance, bridge and guardrail repair, and much more. We operate 3 regional road crews (for mid, north, and south County areas) based at maintenance yards in these locations which manage general maintenance activities in each region. A fourth road crew manages specific tasks such as signage, roadway striping, and bridge and guardrail repair for all regions Countywide.

The County Drainage Crew based out of our South County yard manages drainage maintenance for multiple Flood Control Districts including Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, and the Pajaro Valley Storm Drain Maintenance District (PSDMD). Zone 7 encompasses the Pajaro River and Salsipuedes Creek levee systems. Routine work performed by the crew consists of slope compaction, slope and bench mowing, rodent control, flap gate inspections, culvert maintenance, levee road repairs and channel vegetation clearing.


The County depends on public reporting of maintenance issues to inform us when work is needed, reporting is welcomed and helps us get the work in the queue. Issues can be reported by calling our dispatch hotline listed below, by emailing dpwweb@santacruzcountyca.gov, or through our Citizen Connect App or online form.

Contact Information:

Road Dispatch Hotline (For reporting maintenance issues): (831) 477-3999
Alex Sandoval, Maintenance Superintendent: (831) 454-3919