TAMC

Transportation Agency for Monterey County

Programs & Projects

LOCAL ROAD MAINTENANCE, POTHOLE REPAIRS & SAFETY

Through tax sharing agreements with the cities and the County of Monterey, this program will receive 60% of the transportation sales tax funds, estimated at a total of $360 million over 30 years.

This program will provide flexible funding to cities and the County of Monterey to help them reduce the maintenance backlog on their aging street and road systems. In addition, these funds can be used for other local transportation needs that will reduce accidents and improve operations for all people and transportation modes, including local bicycle and pedestrian projects.

Listed here are just some of the priority projects for the cities and County using the money from this measure.


COUNTY PROJECTS

  • Safety, operations and major maintenance improvements to selected segments along county arterials
    • River Road
    • Carmel Valley Road
    • Laureles Grade Road
    • Alisal Road
    • Jolon Road
    • Reservation Road
    • Elkhorn Road
    • Gonzales River Road
    • Harkins Road/Hatton Road
    • Gloria/Iverson Road

  • Intersection safety improvements
    • Carmel Valley Road at Laureles Grade
    • Castroville Blvd at San Miguel Canyon Road
    • Elkhorn Road at Werner Road and Salinas Road

  • Street repairs countywide
    • Includes pavement patching and slurry sealing program in local communities such as Pajaro, Castroville, Boronda, and Chualar


CITY PROJECTS

CARMEL

  • Overlaying city streets
    • Santa Rita St. between Ocean and Mountain View
    • 8th Ave. between Junipero and Mountain View
    • Monte Verde St. between Ocean and 8th
  • Make concrete pavement repairs in the downtown area

DEL REY OAKS

  • Intersection redesigns
    • Carlton Drive at Highway 218
    • Rosita Road at Highway 218
  • Construct a bicycle and pedestrian trail from Fort Ord to Fremont Blvd
  • Conduct a citywide roundabout study

GONZALES

  • Surface street repairs
    • Alta Street
    • Fifth Street
    • Other locations

GREENFIELD

  • Conduct deferred maintenance and repair of city streets
  • Replace curbs, repair and replace gutters
  • Resurface or reconstruct existing streets and pave dirt streets
  • Reconstruct or construct needed sidewalks
  • Add ADA pedestrian intersection ramps
  • Repair traffic control devices
    • Includes signals, stop signs, etc.

KING CITY

  • Resurface and slurry seal local streets
  • Grind and overlay new pavement on city streets
    • Haven Drive
    • Broadway St from Mildred to Russ
    • South Third Street from Division Street to Pearl Street
    • Broadway Circle from River Drive to Broadway Street

MARINA

  • Make road maintenance and improvements identified in the Pavement Management Program
  • Maintain and improve sidewalks
  • Intersection improvements
    • Del Monte Blvd at Highway 1
    • Del Monte Blvd at Reservation Road

MONTEREY

  • Construction intersection improvements based on highest safety needs
    • Munras at Soledad
    • Del Monte at Washington
    • Del Monte at Camino El Estero
    • Del Monte at Camino Aguajito

PACIFIC GROVE

  • Overlay pavement on major roads and install pedestrian safety improvements
    • Sinex Avenue
    • Del Monte Blvd.
    • Upper and Lower Lighthouse, between 1st Street and 11th St
    • Portions of Congress Avenue
    • Multiple residential streets
  • Annual maintenance on about 4 miles of roadways per year

SALINAS

  • Boronda Road Improvements
    • Complete funding for a greenbelt arterial that will utilize roundabouts and paths to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion for pedestrians, bicyclists and cars while enhancing stormwater treatment.
  • Bardin Road/East Alisal Road Roundabout
    • Construct a roundabout at the intersection of Bardin Road and East Alisal; resurface and repair adjoining streets.
  • Laurel Street Extension and Trail System
    • Create safe pedestrian and bicycle access adjacent to a six lane arterial that currently lacks sidewalks and or trails.
  • Intermodal Center Enhancement
    • Provide pedestrian links to downtown, public restrooms when depots are closed, benches and wayfinding signs among other improvements.
  • Chinatown Pedestrian Bridge
    • Link affordable housing in the Chinatown area with the intermodal transit/rail station and the downtown Monterey-Salinas Transit station.
  • Street/Sidewalk/Curb Repair and Rehabilitation Program
  • New Bicycle/Pedestrian Pathways

SAND CITY

  • Larger street improvements
    • West End District: Orange, Shasta, Elder, Ortiz, Dias, Olympia and California Avenues; Contra Costa, Catalina, Hickory, and Holly Streets
    • East Dunes District: California, Bay, Park, Ocean View, East, Lincoln Avenues; Scott, Hayes, Fell Streets and Sylvan Park
    • South of Tioga District: California, East, Fir, Afton and Tioga Avenues

SEASIDE

  • Complete West Broadway streetscape
  • Street reconstructions
    • Hilby Avenue
    • Playa Avenue
  • Residential paving program

SOLEDAD

  • Pinnacles Parkway
    • Extends existing Los Coches Road Metz Road (Highway 146)
    • Improves access to the Pinnacles National Park, increase safety and promote wayfinding for park visitors
    • Improves safety for local drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on the former Highway 146


REGIONAL SAFETY, MOBILITY, AND WALKABILITY

The Regional Safety, Mobility, and Walkability program will receive 40% of the revenues. These revenues, estimated at approximately $240 million, will be matched with development fees and state and federal funding to pay for key safety and congestion relief, transit, and bicycle/pedestrian projects. Most projects will be funded by a mix of funding sources, using the sales tax revenues to leverage outside state and federal matching funds.

Projects will be designed to meet current standards, and will include bicycle and pedestrian access whenever possible. They will be thoroughly studied for environmental impacts and the identified environmental mitigations will be included in the project.  Here are the projects that will be funded in the regional, safety, mobility and walkability program:


ROAD PROJECTS

Highway 68 Safety & Traffic Flow: Salinas to Monterey

Investment Plan Funding: $50 Million

This project will make intersection and other capacity & operational improvements to increase safety and improve traffic flow between Blanco Road and Highway 1; and provide relief to commuters in the Highway 68 corridor in a manner that is cost-effective and environmentally sensitive. A team of planners, engineers and community representatives is currently developing the proposed corridor improvements.

State Route 156/Castroville Boulevard Interchange

Investment Plan Funding: $30 Million

This project will direct truck traffic away from Merritt Street in Castroville and from the accident-ridden Highway 183/156 interchange by building a new interchange at Castroville Boulevard and Highway 156, with connections to Blackie Road to improve access for commercial traffic. It will also help relieve traffic congestion on Highway 156 while improving safety and local traffic circulation in North Monterey County.

US-101 Safety Improvements: South Salinas and South County

Investment Plan Funding: $30 Million

The purpose of this project is to improve safety and relieve future traffic congestion by eliminating multiple highway crossings while providing the necessary frontage roads to allow farmers access to their lands. The project will construct frontage roads along US-101 south of Salinas (Abbott Street on/off- ramp) and make related intersection improvements.

Imjin Safety & Traffic Flow Improvements: Multimodal Corridor Improvements

Investment Plan Funding: $20 Million

This project will widen Imjin from 2 to 4 lanes between Reservation Road and Imjin Road and make bike and pedestrian safety and transit improvements along the corridor that will connect Salinas to Marina and California State University Monterey Bay. Features of the project will include new travel lanes, bicycle facilities, sidewalks, transit stops/shelters and transit prioritization at signalized intersections.

Highway 1 Traffic Relief – Busway

Investment Plan Funding: $15 Million

Create a new rapid bus corridor along Highway 1 between Monterey and Marina, with possible extensions to Castroville, utilizing the shoulder of the highway and / or portions of the parallel rail right-of-way, to provide a way for commuters to spend less time in traffic.

Holman Highway 68 Safety & Traffic Flow: Monterey through Pacific Grove – Holman Highway

Investment Plan Funding: $10 Million

This project will make road, bike and pedestrian safety improvements on Holman Highway 68 between Highway 1 and Asilomar. As a result there it will reduce highway congestion, improve emergency access to the hospital, and make it safer for biking and walking in business districts, school zones and residential neighborhoods.

Habitat Preservation/Advance Mitigation

Investment Plan Funding: $5 million

The goal of this program is to mitigate habitat impacted by transportation projects in a more comprehensive and cost-effective manner so as to benefit both taxpayers and the environment.  It will be done by creating a plan that identifies high quality habitat and agricultural land to acquire to replace land that is needed to construct the transportation projects in this investment plan.

By surveying the project right of way needs and planning ahead, this project will allow quality habitat and agricultural land parcels to be purchased early to better meet strict environmental conservation requirements.This plan will allow early preservation of quality habitat and agricutural land, while reducing the cost and the time it takes to build transportation projects.


PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY

Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway (FORTAG) – Paved Transportation Corridor

Investment Plan Funding: $20 million

Create a new paved regional active transportation route to serve as a safe pedestrian and bicycle corridor connecting Seaside, Marina, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, and unincorporated county residents to California State University Monterey Bay, Fort Ord National Monument, and the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail transportation corridor. This will be a continuous 12-ft wide paved bikeway with an open space buffer on both sides incorporating habitat, parks, playing fields, developed outdoor recreation sites and associated amenities.


TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUTH, SENIORS, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, & WORKING FAMILIES

Safe Routes to Schools

Investment Plan Funding: $20 million

Improve the safety and health of children by funding projects and programs (such as sidewalks, bikeways and educational programs) that promote safe walking and bicycling to school. Also, funds may be used to transport young people to vocational training at Rancho Cielo and similar non-profit programs.

Senior & Disabled Transportation Services

Investment Plan Funding: $15 million

Increase transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities to support their ability to live independently in their homes and communities by funding non-profit transportation to support seniors and persons with disabilities.

Commuter Bus, Salinas Valley Transit Center(s) & Vanpools

Investment Plan Funding: $25 million

This program will fund new bus and vanpool services for workers to reach jobs throughout the region, create a new bus maintenance facility in King City, and create a new bus facility in the Salinas area to reduce operating costs.