TAMC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Schedule & Designs for “State Route 156/Castroville Blvd Interchange” Project

RELEASE DATE: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

CONTACT: Theresa Wright

PHONE: 831-775-4411

E-MAIL: theresa@tamcmonterey.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TAMC SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PROPOSED SCHEDULE & DESIGNS FOR “STATE ROUTE 156/CASTROVILLE BLVD INTERCHANGE” PROJECT

MONTEREY COUNTY – The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are seeking public input on the Measure X and SB 1 funded “State Route 156/Castroville Boulevard Interchange” project. The meeting, hosted by Supervisor John Phillips, Chair of the TAMC Board of Directors, will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, September 10th at the Castroville Community Library, 11160 Speegle Street, in Castroville.

Members of the community will have the opportunity to meet with the project team to discuss and review the schedule and designs for the new State Route 156/Castroville Boulevard Interchange. The goal of the project is to improve safe travel, local circulation, and reduce congestion by replacing the existing signalized intersection with a new interchange.  This new interchange is the first of three segments of the full SR 156 West Corridor project to enhance the State Route 156 corridor between Castroville and Prunedale, one of the most heavily travelled corridors in Monterey County. It’s anticipated that   construction on the project could begin within two years, following the completion of final design work.

The $43 million interchange project is funded with $30 million from Measure X, the 3/8 of a percent sales tax approved by Monterey County voters in 2016. The $13 million balance of funding is anticipated funded from the new revenues generated by the SB 1 gas tax, in this case, the Trade Corridor program or the State Transportation Improvement Program. Debbie Hale, Executive Director of TAMC, said, “We have been aggressive in our efforts to leverage Measure X funds with additional funding sources to get projects done as quickly as possible. If the revenues from the gas tax goes away, then our projects will be significantly impacted, and we will have to start evaluating what projects will have to be delayed, down-scoped or even deleted.”

Transportation Agency staff will also present the designs for the new interchange to the Transportation Agency for Monterey County Board of Director’s at their 9:00 a.m., September 26, 2018 meeting at the Agricultural Center Conference Room, 1428 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA 93901.


The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors.  The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.0903.

Highway 156 Ad Hoc Committee

The SR 156 Ad Hoc Committee is a five member sub-committee of the TAMC Board comprised of the Monterey County District 2 Supervisor and representatives from the cities of Salinas, Seaside, Monterey, and Carmel.

The purpose of the SR 156 Project Ad Hoc Committee is to provide input and guidance for the SR 156 West Corridor project environmental review process, and to bring information from the project development process back to local community members.

Upcoming Meetings

None at this time.

Past Meetings

May 7, 2015 Agenda
October 9, 2014 AgendaMinutes
September 18, 2014 Agenda
June 19, 2014 AgendaMinutes
March 27, 2014 AgendaMinutes
October 16, 2013 AgendaMinutes
May 6, 2013 Agenda
September 24, 2012 Agenda
August 1, 2012 Agenda
May 31, 2012 Agenda
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Highway 156 Community Advisory Group

The purpose of the SR 156 Community Advisory Group (CAG) is to provide input from a range of local perspectives into the SR 156 widening and SR 156/US 101 interchange project environmental review process, and to bring information from the project development process back to local community members.

Castroville Library
11160 Speegle Street, Castroville, California
Click here for directions.

Upcoming Meetings

None at this time.

Past Meetings

May 19, 2014 @ 5:30pm AgendaMinutes
March 24, 2014 @ 5:30pm AgendaMinutes
January 27, 2014 @ 5:30pm AgendaMinutes
December 2, 2013 @ 5:30pm AgendaMinutes
April 23, 2008 @ 5:30pm AgendaMinutes
January 23, 2008 @ 5:30pm AgendaMinutes
September 26, 2007 @ 5:30pm AgendaMinutes
June 27, 2007 AgendaMinutes
May 23, 2007 @ 5:30pm AgendaMinutes
April 18, 2007 @ 5:30pm AgendaMinutes
February 28, 2007 @ 5:30pm AgendaMinutes
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