In a second blow this year, the Highway 156 improvement project is facing an additional $9.1 million cut in state transportation funding.
On Wednesday, the Transportation Agency for Monterey County board was told that state funding for the project’s right-of-way phase may be deleted as part of $754 million in statewide cuts brought on by lower-than-expected gas tax revenue.
The project’s design phase would also be delayed, as would several others, including proposed Highway 1 upgrades, the intersection at Monterey-Salinas Highway and Corral de Tierra, and improvements to Imjin Road.
The latest state funding cutback pushes Monterey County’s share to $16 million, following an earlier $7 million cut.
To read the entire story written by Jim Johnson of the Monterey County Herald: City Beat: TAMC losing more state funding