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  Road and Lane Closures Scheduled for Auguest 31- September 7
 

MONTEREY COUNTY – Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, August 24, through Sunday, August 31, 2014 – newest information is in red. Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent.

Highway 1 – Big Sur: September 2 – September 5

  • Daytime drainage cleaning along Highway 1 between Hot Springs Creek Bridge and Fullers Point from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 minutes

Highway 1 – Big Sur: September 2 – September 5

  • Daytime tree work along Highway 1 between the Big Sur Maintenance Station and the Molera Park entrance from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 minutes

Highway 1 – Carmel Highlands: September 3 – September 5

  • Daytime striping along Highway 1 between Malpaso Creek Bridge and Point Lobos from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • There will be reversing one-way traffic control during the work.
  • Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 minutes

Highway 1 – Carmel: September 2 – September 4

  • Night time utility work along southbound Highway 1 between Stewart Place/Flanders Drive and Ocean Avenue from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 minutes

Highway 101 – Prunedale Improvement Project: September 2 – September 5

  • Night work will result in ramp and alternating lane closures on northbound and southbound Highway 101 at the following locations from 7:30 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • The locations are:
    • The southbound Boronda Road on-ramp and off-ramp.
    • Between Boronda Road and Ralph Lane.
    • The northbound Sala Road off-ramp.
    • Between Blackie Road/Reese Circle and Pesante Road.
    • Between Vierra Canyon Road and Tustin Road .
    • The Crazy Horse Canyon Interchange northbound and southbound on-ramps and off-ramps.  
  • Motorists should expect delays of approximately 10 minutes.

Highway 198: September 2 – September 5

  • Daytime pavement work along Highway 198 between the Fresno County Line and Highway 25 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 minutes

Davis Road Class II Bike Lane Project– Salinas

  • Daytime bike lane work on Davis Road between Blanco Road and East Rossi Street from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Motorists should expect delays of approximately 5 minutes.

Imjin Parkway Class II Bike Lane Project

  • Daytime bike lane work on Imjin Parkway between Reservation Road and Imjin Road may result in alternating lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Motorists should expect delays of approximately 5 minutes.

SPECIAL NOTE: HIGHWAY 101 SALA ROAD INTERCHANGE AND RUSSELL / ESPINOSA ROAD OVERCROSSING OPENING SEPTEMBER 3

MONTEREY COUNTY – On the morning of Wednesday, September 3, Caltrans, Granite Construction Company, and MCM Construction, will fully open the Sala Road Interchange and southbound Highway 101 Overcrossing at Russell Road and Espinosa Road in north Salinas. The opening marks the completion of major structural work for the Prunedale Improvement Project, and will result in safer and more comfortable travel along Highway 101 between Sala Road and Boronda Road in north Salinas.

Wednesday’s opening will result in southbound Highway 101 traffic being shifted to a new alignment and new bridge over Russell Road and Espinosa Road just west of the current highway. Since May 2013, both southbound and northbound Highway 101 traffic have shared the northbound section of Highway 101 between Sala Road and Boronda Road. Removal of the temporary k-rail barrier along northbound Highway 101 and installation of the permanent striping will be completed by Tuesday, September 9.

Night time lanes closures will be required to complete the traffic switch and interchange opening, including the temporary closure of the northbound Highway 101 Sala Road off-ramp and the southbound Highway101 Boronda exit on the night of Tuesday, September 2.

Motorists are advised to use extra caution and plan for additional travel time when traveling through construction zones.

 

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  TAMC Board Highlights for August 2014
 

 

SR 156 WEST CORRIDOR PROJECT WORKSHOP DRAWS INTEREST 

“Yes, we have a problem. Now how do we fix it?” Practically everyone agrees that safety and congestion are the big issues on Highway 156 West between Prunedale, Castroville and the Monterey Peninsula. In fact, seeking a solution for this long-defined problem is a top priority for The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC). During the board meeting one potential solution identified by TAMC and Caltrans as a Public-Private Partnership (P3) was presented to the Board of Directors.  

Before a nearly-packed room, TAMC staff and Caltrans presented a workshop on the SR 156 West Corridor Project. The in-depth presentation included a review of the project, budget shortfalls and why & how a (P3) could be the solution to funding this high-priority need. A short video on toll roads was shown, followed by an explanation of what documents, decisions and steps needed to be made to achieve a (P3) for the SR 156 West Corridor Project.

After a Q&A period with the Board, the floor was open for public comments. The majority of them came from the communities of Castroville & Prunedale. Speakers from these communities expressed concerns about traffic diversions onto local roads. They also wanted to be sure that the Board listened to their concerns as they moved forward in their decision making process.

 For more information about the Highway 156 Corridor Project and public-private partnerships in California and nationally, visit
http://tamcmonterey.org/programs/hwyproj/hwy156.html .

FINAL FUNDING FOR HOLMAN HIGHWAY ROUNDABOUT APPROVED

Plans to relieve congestion near the busy intersection of Holman Highway 68 and the Highway One Southbound Exit Ramp took another step forward. The TAMC Board of Directors approved $3.2 million to complete funding for construction of the roundabout. Building the roundabout will increase safety, save money, reduce pollution, operate more efficiently and save over 200 Monterey Pine trees. Construction is scheduled to start in September 2015. For more information about the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout and roundabouts in general visit: http://Tamcmonterey.org/programs/roundabouts/index.html You can also watch the project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFvaxJspcMo&feature=youtu.be

TAMC EMPLOYESS SELECT MIKE ZELLER AS “EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER”

Congratulations to Senior Transportation Planner, Mike Zeller! Mike has been selected by TAMC employees as the “Employee of the Quarter” for April - June 2014.  Employees recognize Mike for his technical skills. He’s the “go-to” guy they can count on to keep their computers functioning and answering those “how do you” computer questions. In addition, he reestablished video conferencing in the office.  They also recognized him for his professionalism, diligence, excellent work on the Regional Development Impact Fee program (see more about this below), and for taking the initiative on the Electric Vehicle car purchase.

NEARLY $8.7 MILLION APPROVED IN COMPETITIVE GRANTS FUNDING

The TAMC Board of Directors approved nearly $8.7 million in competitive grants funding for transportation improvement projects throughout Monterey County.  The three-year Competitive Grants program includes funding from the Regional Surface Transportation Program, Transportation Development Act 2%, and Regional Development Impact Fees to support projects that include bicycle, pedestrian, or transit facilities; link communities with city services; and improve safety.  The program of projects approved by the Board represents a collaborative effort of the Transportation Agency and Monterey County jurisdictions to select projects in a geographically equitable manner.  For a complete list of projects funded, click onto http://www.tamcmonterey.org/programs/fund/2014-competitive-grants.html

 

  Road and Lane Closures Scheduled for Auguest 24- August 31
 

MONTEREY COUNTY – Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, August 24, through Sunday, August 31, 2014 – newest information is in red. Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent.

 

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