The Transportation Agency has developed a dedicated website for the US Highway 101 South of Salinas project between the Main Street Overcrossing in Chualar and the Airport Boulevard Overcrossing in Salinas. 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. This website provides information about the process for developing concept alternatives for the project. It also provides opportunities for public input at various steps in the process.
Public outreach is essential to the project's sucess because it provides the team with input on the community's values and expectations. The Transportaiton Agency hosted a Virtual Town Hall meeting on Monday September 13, 2021. A link to the presentation is here. The proposed project alternatives reflect the culmination of over a year of study and outreach the included our project partners - Caltrans and the South of Salinas US 101 Safety Alliance.
An interactive project map is available to review the proposed investment scenarios expected to address safety issues along US 101 South of Salinas. It also provides an oportunity for public input that may include comments and concerns for the concepts being proposed. After viewing the Virtual Town Hall meeting or viewing the interactive map, the public is encouraged to take the US 101 South of Salinas Improvement Alternatives Survey.
The US 101 South of Salinas Safety Improvement Project is a Measure X funded project. A related effort is the Calrans' U.S. 101 Business Plan that will provide the data, strategy, and community support needed to match corridor priorities with potential funding mechanisms for implementing improvements in the U.S. 101 corridor. Caltrans U.S. 101 Business Plan.