The San Juan Road area is a choke point for interregional travel along US 101 for goods movement, commuters and visitors. US 101 in this area has a high crash history and very high traffic volumes of over 63,000 a day. The project proposes to remove three at-grade intersections (Dunbarton Road, San Juan Road and Cole Road) and construct one interchange near the Red Barn. The new interchange will help improve safety and reduce the congestion along this heavily traveled stretch of US 101.
The project started construction in December 2012 and, as of summer 2013, is making great progress. This summer’s work is focusing on installing drainage systems and retaining walls, widening the shoulders on Highway 101, and constructing the new Interchange’s bridge over Highway 101. 2014 will see work continue on the retaining walls, in addition to completing the interchange, and connecting San Juan Road, Cole Road, Ballantree Lane, and Marilyn Lane to the new interchange. Construction is anticipated to be completed in January 2015. To follow construction updates, please join the San Juan Road Facebook or follow the PIP Blog.