Eviction of Highways 1, 9 unhoused residents to start Monday

SANTA CRUZ — Unhoused residents who have been living adjacent to Highways 1 and 9, must leave the area by 8:01 a.m. Monday, according to a Caltrans notice posted near encampments Friday.

The notice gives people 72 hours to pack up and leave the area. On Monday morning, cleanup and evictions will be handled by Caltrans in partnership with the CHP, according to Kevin Drabinski, Caltrans public information officer.

Wayne Bloechl is a pancreatic cancer survivor whose treatments have left him wheelchair-bound. He’s been camping near the highway for a couple of nights after leaving a medical care facility.

Wayne Bloechl, a pancreatic cancer survivor, whose treatments left him largely

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