Monterey County -The Holman Highway 68 Roundabout project was selected as the “best use of government funds” by the editors of the Monterey County Weekly. Their reason for selecting the roundabout at the intersection of Highway 68 & Highway 1 is explained in the news magazine’s “Best of Monterey County” edition released this week.
According to the editors, “the long anticipated project that was touted by the Transportation Agency for Monterey County has the model public-private venture that would eliminate traffic backlogs, reduce air pollution speed up auto flow and create better access to Pebble Beach and Community Hospital seems to be living up to the hype. The modest $10.5 million price tag for the year-long construction project has already radically improved the quality of the commute life for thousands of travellers in what was once the highly congested intersection of Highway 1 and 68. The roundabout has turned out to be a good plan, well executed.”
The Holman Highway 68 Roundabout project was built to solve the persistent traffic congestion at the busiest highway to highway intersection in the county – at the front door of the world-famous Pebble Beach. Rather than building a bigger traffic signal, the solution was to build a modified double‑roundabout at the intersection of Holman Highway 68 and Scenic State Route 1. Not only would this creative design improve traffic flow, the roundabouts would also save lives, reduce air pollution and preserve hundreds of trees – a real win-win.
The Holman Highway 68 Roundabout project was a public-private partnership between the City of Monterey, the City of Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Company, the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, the County of Monterey, Caltrans, and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC).
To read the “Best of Monterey County” editors’ pick of the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout as the best use of government funds online, click onto their website at: