TAMC

Transportation Agency for Monterey County

Programs & Projects

LOCAL ROAD MAINTENANCE, POTHOLE REPAIRS & SAFETY

Through tax sharing agreements with the cities and the County of Monterey, this program will receive 60% of the transportation sales tax funds, estimated at a total of $360 million over 30 years.

This program will provide flexible funding to cities and the County of Monterey to help them reduce the maintenance backlog on their aging street and road systems. In addition, these funds can be used for other local transportation needs that will reduce accidents and improve operations for all people and transportation modes, including local bicycle and pedestrian projects.

Priority Projects

These are just some of the priority projects for the cities and County using the money from this measure.

 County Roads                                                                                                                                                                                    Safety, operations and major maintenance improvements to selected segments along county arterials, such as:

  • River Road
  • Carmel Valley Road
  • Laureles Grade Road
  • Alisal Road
  • Jolon Road
  • Reservation Road
  • Elkhorn Road
  • Gonzales River Road
  • Harkins Road/Hatton Road
  • Gloria/Iverson Road

Intersection safety improvements at locations, such as:

  • Carmel Valley Road/Laureles Grade
  • Castroville Blvd/San Miguel Canyon Road
  • Elkhorn Road/Werner Road/Salinas Road

Street repairs countywide, including pavement patching and slurry sealing program in local communities, such as Pajaro, Castroville, Boronda and Chualar.

Carmel                                                                                                                                                                                                Overlay city streets, such as:

  • Santa Rita St. between Ocean and Mountain View
  • 8th Ave. between Junipero and Mountain View
  • Monte Verde St. between Ocean and 8th

Make concrete pavement repairs in the downtown area.

Del Rey Oaks                                                                                                                                                                                Redesign intersections at:

  • Carlton and 218;
  • Rosita and 218

Construct a bicycle and pedestrian trail from Fort Ord to Fremont Blvd

Conduct a citywide roundabout study

Gonzales                                                                                                                                                                                          Repair surface streets including:

  • Alta Street
  • Fifth Street
  • Other locations

Greenfield                                                                                                                                                                                       Conduct deferred maintenance and repair of city streets

Replace curbs, repair and replace gutters

Resurface or reconstruct existing streets and pave dirt streets

Reconstruct or construct needed sidewalks

Add ADA pedestrian intersection ramps

Repair traffic control devices (signals, stop signs, etc.)

King City                                                                                                                                                                                             Resurface and slurry seal local streets

Grind and overlay new pavement on:

  • Haven Drive
  • Broadway St from Mildred to Russ
  • South Third Street from Division Street to Pearl Street
  • Broadway Circle from River Drive to Broadway Street

Marina                                                                                                                                                                                       Make road maintenance and improvements identified in the Pavement Management Program

Maintain and improve sidewalks

Improve the Del Monte and SR 1 Interchange

Improve the Del Monte Blvd/ Reservation Road intersection

Monterey                                                                                                                                                                            Construct intersection improvements based on highest safety needs, at:

  • Munras / Soledad
  • Del Monte / Washington
  • Del Monte / Camino El Estero
  • Del Monte / Camino Aguajito

Pacific Grove                                                                                                                                                                            Overlay pavement on major roads and install pedestrian safety improvements on locations such as:

  • Sinex Avenue
  • Del Monte Blvd.
  • Upper and Lower Lighthouse, between 1st Street and 11th St
  • Portions of Congress Avenue
  • Multiple residential streets

Conduct annual maintenance on about 4 miles of roadways per year.

Salinas                                                                                                                                                                                       Boronda Road Improvements: Complete funding for a greenbelt arterial that will utilize roundabouts and paths to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion for pedestrians, bicyclists and cars while enhancing stormwater treatment.

Bardin Road/east Alisal Roundabout: Construct a roundabout at the intersection of Bardin Road and East Alisal; resurface and repair adjoining streets.

Laurel Street Extension and Trail System: Create safe pedestrian and bicycle access adjacent to a six lane arterial that currently lacks sidewalks and or trails.

Intermodal Center Enhancement: Provide pedestrian links to downtown, public restrooms when depots are closed, benches and wayfinding signs among other improvements.

Chinatown Pedestrian Bridge: Link affordable housing in the Chinatown area with the intermodal transit/rail station and the downtown Monterey-Salinas Transit station.

Street/Sidewalk/Curb Repair and Rehabilitation Program

New Bicycle/Pedestrian Pathways

Sand City                                                                                                                                                                       Supplement larger street improvements in the following locations:

  • West End District: Orange, Shasta, Elder, Ortiz, Dias, Olympia and California Avenues; Contra Costa, Catalina, Hickory, and Holly Streets
  • East Dunes District: California, Bay, Park, Ocean View, East, Lincoln Avenues; Scott, Hayes, Fell Streets and Sylvan Park
  • South of Tioga District: California, East, Fir, Afton and Tioga Avenues

Seaside                                                                                                                                                                                Complete West Broadway streetscape

Reconstruct Hilby Avenue

Reconstruct Playa Avenue

Residential paving program

Soledad                                                                                                                                               

Pinnacles Parkway Connection – Extend existing Los Coches Rd to SR‑146/Metz Road, to:

  • Improve access to the Pinnacles National Park, increase safety and promote wayfinding for park visitors, and
  • Improve safety for local drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on the former Highway 146.

 

REGIONAL SAFETY, MOBILITY, AND WALKABILITY

The Regional Safety, Mobility, and Walkability program will receive 40% of the revenues. These revenues, estimated at approximately $240 million, will be matched with development fees and state and federal funding to pay for key safety and congestion relief, transit, and bicycle/pedestrian projects. Most projects will be funded by a mix of funding sources, using the sales tax revenues to leverage outside state and federal matching funds.

Projects will be designed to meet current standards, and will include bicycle and pedestrian access whenever possible. They will be thoroughly studied for environmental impacts and the identified environmental mitigations will be included in the project.  Here are the projects that will be funded in the regional, safety, mobility and walkability program:

Highway 68 Safety & Traffic Flow: Salinas to Monterey                                                                                            Investment Plan Funding: $50 Million

This project will make intersection and other capacity & operational improvements to increase safety and improve traffic flow between Blanco Road and Highway 1; and provide relief to commuters in the Highway 68 corridor in a manner that is cost-effective and environmentally sensitive. A team of planners, engineers and community representatives is currently developing the proposed corridor improvements.

State Route 156/Castroville Boulevard Interchange                                                                                               Investment Plan Funding: $30 Million

This project will direct truck traffic away from Merritt Street in Castroville and from the accident-ridden Highway 183/156 interchange by building a new interchange at Castroville Boulevard and Highway 156, with connections to Blackie Road to improve access for commercial traffic. It will also help relieve traffic congestion on Highway 156 while improving safety and local traffic circulation in North Monterey County.

US-101 Safety Improvements: South Salinas and South County                                                              Investment Plan Funding: $30 Million

The purpose of this project is to improve safety and relieve future traffic congestion by eliminating multiple highway crossings while providing the necessary frontage roads to allow farmers access to their lands. The project will construct frontage roads along US-101 south of Salinas (Abbott Street on/off- ramp) and make related intersection improvements.

Imjin Safety & Traffic Flow Improvements: Multimodal Corridor Improvements                                        Investment Plan Funding: $20 Million

This project will widen Imjin from 2 to 4 lanes between Reservation Road and Imjin Road and make bike and pedestrian safety and transit improvements along the corridor that will connect Salinas to Marina and California State University Monterey Bay. Features of the project will include new travel lanes, bicycle facilities, sidewalks, transit stops/shelters and transit prioritization at signalized intersections.

Highway 1 Traffic Relief – Busway                                                                                                                              Investment Plan Funding: $15 Million

Create a new rapid bus corridor along Highway 1 between Monterey and Marina, with possible extensions to Castroville, utilizing the shoulder of the highway and / or portions of the parallel rail right-of-way, to provide a way for commuters to spend less time in traffic.

Holman Highway 68 Safety & Traffic Flow: Monterey through Pacific Grove – Holman Highway            Investment Plan Funding: $10 Million

This project will make road, bike and pedestrian safety improvements on Holman Highway 68 between Highway 1 and Asilomar. As a result there it will reduce highway congestion, improve emergency access to the hospital, and make it safer for biking and walking in business districts, school zones and residential neighborhoods.

Habitat Preservation/Advance Mitigation                                                                                                              Investment Plan Funding: $5 million

The goal of this program is to mitigate habitat impacted by transportation projects in a more comprehensive and cost-effective manner so as to benefit both taxpayers and the environment.  It will be done by creating a plan that identifies high quality habitat and agricultural land to acquire to replace land that is needed to construct the transportation projects in this investment plan.

By surveying the project right of way needs and planning ahead, this project will allow quality habitat and agricultural land parcels to be purchased early to better meet strict environmental conservation requirements.This plan will allow early preservation of quality habitat and agricutural land, while reducing the cost and the time it takes to build transportation projects.

Pedestrian & Bike Safety

Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway (FORTAG) – Paved Transportation Corridor                                   Investment Plan Funding: $20 million

Create a new paved regional active transportation route to serve as a safe pedestrian and bicycle corridor connecting Seaside, Marina, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, and unincorporated county residents to California State University Monterey Bay, Fort Ord National Monument, and the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail transportation corridor. This will be a continuous 12-ft wide paved bikeway with an open space buffer on both sides incorporating habitat, parks, playing fields, developed outdoor recreation sites and associated amenities.

Transportation for Youth, Seniors, People with Disabilities & Working Families

Safe Routes to Schools                                                                                                                                                            Investment Plan Funding: $20 million

Improve the safety and health of children by funding projects and programs (such as sidewalks, bikeways and educational programs) that promote safe walking and bicycling to school. Also, funds may be used to transport young people to vocational training at Rancho Cielo and similar non-profit programs.

Senior & Disabled Transportation Services                                                                                                                 Investment Plan Funding: $15 million

Increase transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities to support their ability to live independently in their homes and communities by funding non-profit transportation to support seniors and persons with disabilities.

Commuter Bus, Salinas Valley Transit Center(s) & Vanpools                                                                             Investment Plan Funding: $25 million

This program will fund new bus and vanpool services for workers to reach jobs throughout the region, create a new bus maintenance facility in King City, and create a new bus facility in the Salinas area to reduce operating costs.
Imjin Safety & Traffic Flow Improvements: Multimodal Corridor Improvements                                 Investment Plan Funding: $20 million
Widen Imjin from 2 to 4 lanes between Reservation Road and Imjin Road and make bike and pedestrian safety and transit improvements along the corridor. This project will provide a transit, bicycle, pedestrian and auto corridor that will connect Salinas to Marina and California State University Monterey Bay. Features of the project will include new travel lanes, bicycle facilities, sidewalks, transit stops/shelters, transit prioritization at signalized intersections. Investment Plan Funding: $20 million
Highway 1 Traffic Relief – Busway                                                                                                                         Investment Plan Funding: $15 Million
Create a new rapid bus corridor along Highway 1 between Monterey and Marina, with possible extensions to Castroville, utilizing the shoulder of the highway and / or portions of the parallel rail right-of-way, to provide a way for buses to travel more rapidly than cars so that commuters spend less time in traffic.

Holman Highway 68 Safety & Traffic Flow: Monterey through Pacific Grove – Holman Highway               Investment Plan Funding: $10 Million

This project will make road, bike and pedestrian safety improvements on Holman Highway 68 between Highway 1 and Asilomar, and as a result, will reduce highway congestion, improve emergency access to the hospital, and make it safer for biking and walking in business districts, school zones and residential neighborhoods.

Habitat Preservation/Advance Mitigation                                                                                                         Investment Plan Funding: $5 million

Transportation projects may have unavoidable impacts to sensitive habitat. The projects in this plan will be carefully designed to preserve sensitive habitat whenever possible, but where impacts are unavoidable, habitat must be preserved elsewhere, to more than offset the project’s impacts. The goal of this program is to mitigate habitat impacted by transportation projects in a more comprehensive and cost-effective manner so as to benefit both taxpayers and the environment, while reducing the cost and the time it takes to build transportation projects.