Caltrans completes accelerated repairs to Highway 101

Completed pavement project improved two interchanges.

Information provided by Caltrans.

Caltrans has completed repairs to two busy interchanges on more than four lane miles of U.S. Highway 101.

According to a recent press release, the accelerated completion of repairs is attributed to funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

"After years of unfunded maintenenance, we are now making improvements to aging roads," Caltrans Director Laurie Berman said. "This pavement upgrade was made possible by SB 1 funding and will enhance the ride for motorists on these heavily traveled interchanges."

An average of 60,000 vehicles per day use the corridor to reach their destination, the press release said, which includes about 8,000 truckers, 30 percent of which are heavy 5-axle freight trucks that add to roadway wear and tear.

"It's very important that we consistently maintain our infrastructure to prevent more costly repairs in the future," said Caltrans District Director Tim Gubbins. "Many travelers rely on US-101, which is a very busy agricultural and tourism route through San Benito County."

The contractor for the $1.4 million project was Telfer Pavement Technologies, who completed the project in late September.

More information and updates on projects can be found at or on Twitter via @CaltransD5.

According to the press release, Senate Bill 1 funds are expected to enable Caltrans to fix over 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027. Caltrans states in the press release that it is committed to conducting its business in a transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public.



BenitoLink Staff