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Transportation

Work on San Benito Street begins Oct. 26

All outdoor dining furniture must be removed from San Benito Street prior to Oct. 26 at 5 a.m.

Businesses on San Benito Street will be refunded up to $15,000 for constructing parklets. Photo courtesy of city of Hollister.

Business / Economy

Hollister approves downtown parklet program

Portion of San Benito Street to be transformed into one-way thoroughfare.

Hollister City Manager Brett Miller, COG Executive Director Mary Gilbert, Supervisor Peter Hernandez, Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz, Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, County Administrative Officer Ray Espinosa and Capt. Chris Armstrong at an Oct. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Highway 25 expansion project. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

COG holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hwy 25 widening project

$241 million project will occur in phases, with construction not expected to begin for several years.

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Transportation

Traffic advisory issued for State Route 156 overnight closures

Construction will start the week of Oct. 19.

Highway 156. File photo.

Transportation

Property acquisition and utilities continue to delay Highway 156 expansion

If Caltrans can’t reach agreements with landowners, they’ll be settled in court.

Map of proposed alignments for the New Trade Corridor. Image courtesy of Mobility Partnership.

Transportation

Mobility Partnership narrows down route options for new trade corridor

Project would replace Highway 152 as the main route for trucks and connect it to Highway 25.

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News Release

Pavement rehabilitation project in Salinas to result in full closures of US 101

Northbound single lane closures begin at 8 p.m. and full closures between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.. Weekday closures to start one hour earlier.

County Express Transit Manager Regina Valentine and driver Leona Medearis-Peacher. Photo courtesy of Regina Valentine.

Transportation

County Express drivers deliver food to at-risk seniors

Over 19,000 meals served from local restaurants as part of Great Plates Delivered program.

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Transportation

COG directors approve 2020-21 budget

Transportation agency sees increase of about $900K compared to last fiscal year.

Road crew closed off one lane near Somerset Drive on Union Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

San Benito County seeing a busy road repair season

Numerous projects underway, with others set to begin soon.

When completed in 2033, the high-speed rail line is supposed to go from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Image courtesy of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Transportation

High-speed rail won’t arrive in San Benito County until 2031

Project spanning from San Francisco to Los Angeles is scheduled for completion in 2033.

The intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 156. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

COG directors delay Caltrans agreement to analyze Hwy 25 widening

Looking to stay within budget, the two transportation agencies conduct a value analysis of the project resulting in six potential alternatives.

South County residents Shelly Krieger, Barbara Hearne and JoAnne Falsey have voiced their opposition to the Highway 25 curve realignment since 2015. Photos by John Chadwell.

Transportation

Caltrans going forward with Hwy 25 realignment

Despite objections from longtime residents, work is slated to start in January 2023.

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Transportation

Hwy 101 ramps at Wildhorse Road near King City to remain closed

Motorists can expect delays of up to 10 minutes while roadwork continues through August.

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Transportation

Caltrans awards scholarships to District 5 students

$1,000 scholarships awarded to five college bound seniors pursuing a career in transportation.