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US 101 South of Salinas Improvements

Safety improvements are the focus of a new US 101 South of Salinas corridor study. The corridor provides access from California’s Central Coast agricultural operations to markets around the country. US 101 is the primary artery along the Central Coast and is vital to statewide commerce. The Transportation Agency is working with Caltrans and the South of Salinas US 101 Traffic Safety Alliance to create a set of projects to address safety issues along this busy agricultural route. The study will propose upgrades to the existing interchange at Abbott Street and create a network of frontage roads that will eliminate the need to make left turns across the highway.

Public input is important to the project's success. Understanding the community's values and building a consensus on the project objectives will help the team deliver a better product. A Virtual Town Hall meeting was held on September 13, 2021 to review proposed investment scenarios designed to address safety concerns along the US 101 South of Salinas corridor. A recording of the event is available by clicking here. The presentation is the culmination of more than a year of study and outreach conducted with our project partners including Caltrans and the South of Salinas US 101 Traffic Safety Alliance. Public input can be provided by using the interactive map of the proposed project alternatives. After listening to the meeting presentation or looking at the interactive map, you are encouraged to take the survey on the alternatives currently under consideration.

The US 101 South of Salinas project has been identified as a regional Measure X priority project. 

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