MONTEREY COUNTY – A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Project was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Elected officials, community members and representatives from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County, Caltrans, Harris & Associates, Granite Construction, Pebble Beach Company, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, gathered on the sidewalk near the roundabout to celebrate the occasion.
Speakers at the ceremony included:
- Supervisor Mary Adams, Monterey County District 5
- Mayor Clyde Roberson, City of Monterey
- Mayor Pro Tem Robert Huitt, City of Pacific Grove
- David Stivers, Executive Vice President, Pebble Beach Company
- Tim Nylen, Vice President/Corporate Compliance Officer, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (MONTAGE Health)
- Lisa Rheimheimer, General Manager/CEO, Monterey-Salinas Transit
- Jim Cullen, Board member, Skyline Forest Association
- Debbie Hale, Executive Director, Transportation Agency for Monterey County
The Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Project was a $10 million public-private partnership between the City of Monterey, City of Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Company, the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, the County of Monterey, Caltrans and TAMC.
The landmark project is the first highway to highway roundabout in Monterey County. It was built to relieve congestion near the Highway 68/Highway 1 intersection, and improve access to the Community Hospital, Pacific Grove, Monterey and Pebble Beach. The roundabout with its signature teardrop loop near the entrance to Pebble Beach is the first highway to highway roundabout in Monterey County. Construction began on August 24, 2016 and the roundabout is fully operational, though crews will still be on site to complete minor landscaping, signage and stripping work.
Photos of the ribbon-cutting ceremony can be viewed on the TAMC Facebook page at:
“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.”