Holman Highway Roundabout Construction to Start After Classic Car Week

As preconstruction work-tree stump removal, installation of fences and the like-by AT&T continues, the Transportation Agency for Monterey County said Friday that construction of the Holman Highway roundabout project will not start until after Classic Car Week in mid-August.

Ariana Green, the agency’s Holman Highway roundabout public outreach manager, said construction will start after Classic Car Week, August 15-21, to minimize traffic impacts on the Monterey Peninsula.

The contractors who will work on the project are waiting on approval from the State Water Board on a stormwater management plan that will address how the construction team deals with the temporary impacts of construction activities on stormwater runoff.

“Because the project is being built within Caltrans right-of-way, the plan must be approved by Caltrans and the State Water Board,” Green said.

Green said Caltrans already approved the plan.

Preconstruction work, including soil testing and stormwater sediment barriers, will continue through July and August up to Classic Car Week.

The agency says the Holman Highway roundabout project will be built to relieve congestion near Holman Highway and Highway 1 while also improving access to Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. The project is a public-private partnership between the city of Monterey, Pebble Beach Co., TAMC, Monterey County, Caltrans and the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District.

This story was written by Tommy Wright and published on July 8, 2016 in the Monterey County Herald:http://www.montereyherald.com/general-news/20160708/holman-highway-roundabout-construction-to-start-after-classic-car-week