Construction of the long-awaited Holman Highway 68 Roundabout project kicked off Monday morning with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by local and county government officials along with representatives from both Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach Co. and other agencies that helped fund the $10.5 million project.
And while no one is looking forward to the next five months or so of construction, said David Stivers, Pebble Beach Co. executive vice president and chief administrative officer, the benefits will outweigh any initial inconvenience.
The project, which is designed to relieve traffic congestion near the Holman Highway/Highway 1 intersection, is a public-private partnership between the cities of Monterey and Pacific Grove, the Pebble Beach Co., the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, Monterey County, Caltrans and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.
Work was expected to begin in the spring, but organizers ultimately opted to wait until after Classic Car Week to begin construction. The project is expected to take about a year to complete.
“It’s not often we get to set a model for the rest of the nation,” said Monterey Mayor Clyde Roberson, from the podium outside the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula on Monday. Roberson noted that it couldn’t have happened without a coordinated effort between multiple agencies.
To read the entire story, written by reporter, Carly Mayberry on August 22, 2016, click here: http://www.montereyherald.com/general-news/20160822/road-report-construction-on-holman-highway-roundabout-kicks-off