Pajaro to Prunedale Corridor Study

Agency staff provided an update on the Pajaro to Prunedale Corridor Study to the Board of Directors at Wednesday’s meeting. The study is designed to help solve safety and congestion issues and storm water management on the corridor connecting Pajaro to Prunedale along San Miguel Canyon Road, Hall Road, Elkhorn Road, Salinas Road, Porter Road between US Highway 101 and State Route 1 in North Monterey County (known as the G12 Corridor).

This 10-mile long stretch of road has seen increased traffic in the last five years, as more drivers use this route to commute between Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. The average amount of traffic currently using this route is 16,000-26,000 vehicles per day. Trucks make up 6%-12% of this daily amount on what is mostly a two-lane county road. The corridor also serves as the downtown for the communities of Pajaro, Las Lomas and Prunedale; thereby making it essential that the study address their concerns about walking, biking, safety and congestion along the route.

Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions at public workshops and on the project website. They can also sign up for updates and learn more about the Pajaro-Prunedale Corridor Study at www.pajarotoprunedalestudy.org.

The results of the study will assist the Transportation Agency and the County of Monterey in evaluating how to make the necessary improvements to accommodate current and future travel patterns along the Pajaro to Prunedale Corridor.  To view the presentation, click here: Pajaro to Prunedale -May TAMC Board