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Central Coast to get millions to improve aging highways and roads

Calif. - - Financial help is on the way for California's aging transportation infrastructure.

The California Transportation Commission has earmarked $814 million to more than a hundred transportation projects.

 "Each of these projects is an opportunity to improve safety, access and mobility for all travelers in California, whether you choose to travel via car, bike or transit," said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty in a press release.

Cal Trans listed the following Central Coast projects that will receive funding:

Near King City in Monterey County:  

 ·        $2 million to remove fixed objects in the clear recovery zone, eliminating the threat of falling trees and debris in the roadway on US Highway 101 from Central Avenue to Teague Avenue and from Teague Avenue to Lagomarsino Avenue near King City in Monterey County.  This project will also improve the safety of highway workers and reduce the severity and number of collisions in this area.

Santa Cruz County:

·        $2 million to relocate electrical and irrigation boxes, place pavement delineation at interchanges, install maintenance access gates, construct maintenance vehicle pullouts and improve drainage to ensure the safety of highway workers at various locations on Highway 1 and 17 in Santa Cruz County.

San Juan Bautista:

·        $6 million to rehabilitate 14 lane miles of State Route 156 in and near San Juan Bautista.  This project will extend the life of the pavement, ensure a smooth ride and will include upgrades to guardrail curb ramps so they are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

San Benito County:

$7 million to rehabilitate 18 lane miles of State Route 156 in San Benito County from west of the Hudner Overhead to the Santa Clara County line.  This project will include upgrades to guardrail and curb ramps so they are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 


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