The project consists of the construction of a bicycle/pedestrian facility to connect the Community of Castroville to Castroville Boulevard. The project limits start on Salinas Street at McDougall and are parallel to Axtell Street with an overcrossing at the Union Pacific railroad tracks and a Class I Bike Facility to Castroville Boulevard.
School children and other residents cross the track illegally each day to reach downtown and a school, putting themselves at risk. The overcrossing structure will be approximately 1400’ long and includes an additional 900 feet of pathway on each end to connect to the existing Class 1 bicycle network. A 2000-foot long extension of Class 2 bike trail was recently added to the project scope.
The project is currently funded through construction with $6.637 million in State Transportation Improvement Program funds. Other federal and local funds are programmed to cover non construction phases of this project.
Related Articles and Press Releases:
- Castroville Bicycle & Pedestrian Overcrossing
- Monterey County Herald: Castroville Bike-Pedestrian Overpass Project Funding Restored
- Monterey County Weekly: State Restores Funding to Castroville Bike Path
- Salinas Californian: Overpass Plan Back on Track
- Castroville Bicycle & Pedestrian Project
- Monterey County Weekly