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Resurfacing of 129 near San Juan Bautista to include overnight weekend work

Work taking place from Pajaro River Bridge to the interchange of Highway 101 and State Route 129.

Caltrans attempted to deal with the South County curve on Highway 25 in 2015, but the rerouted portion of the road collapsed just a few months after opening. Now, repairs aren't expected to happen until at least 2022. Photo by John Chadwell.


Caltrans seeks public comments for Highway 25 curve alignment near Pinnacles

Project moving forward after a remedy in 2015 failed.

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State Route 129 Resurfacing Project Near San Juan Bautista Begins July 6

Work to take place July 6 through July


News Release

California Transportation Commission approves $1.8 Billion to repair infrastructure and transit

$6.1 million allocated to construct maintenance vehicle pull-outs, gore and center median paving on various areas along Highway 101 between Monterey and San Benito counties.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Supervisors approve impact study for Strada Verde project

Findings will be used to inform voters if the project initiative makes the November ballot.

Transformation of Third Street in San Juan Bautista on June 22. Photos by Robert Eliason.


San Juan Bautista transforms Third Street

Road work done in preparation for allowing businesses to utilize extra space for outdoor shopping and dining.

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Image of the tower approved at the Planning Commission meeting.

Housing / Land Use

SBC Planning Commission approves religious retreat site and communications tower

Antenna to close gap in transportation communications on Highway 156.

A truck turns on Highway 156 at the intersection with Highway 25 where Caltrans proposes a roundabout. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Caltrans insists on roundabout at Hwy 25/156 intersection

Agency estimates Hwy 25 widening will take nine years.

Work on the high-speed rail project in 2019 on a 115-mile stretch in the Central Valley. Photo by Leslie David.


California High-Speed Rail extends public review period

Public can submit comments for the San Jose to Merced project section until June 23.

Polk Street near City Hall in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Study finds San Juan Bautista under-funding street maintenance

City scores 62 out of 100 on its pavement condition index.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. File photo.


Transformation of Third Street in San Juan Bautista to begin June 22

With main roadway becoming a temporary one-way street, businesses will be able to use extra space for outdoor shopping and dining.

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


Mobility Partnership moves forward with new trade corridor

Members also discuss status of the Highway 25/101 interchange and Bolsa Road pilot program that would prohibit left turns during rush hour.

Site plan for Strada Verde Innovation Park. Image courtesy of Newport Pacific Land Company.


Developer seeks voter approval for autonomous car facility

With enough petition signatures, the Strada Verde project would go on the ballot before it’s reviewed by planners and supervisors.

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Residents who attended the Dec. 11 meeting exchanged ideas about the three alternatives for the Highway 25 transit corridor between Hollister and Gilroy. Photos by Noe Magaña.


Residents prefer passenger rail as public transit option on Hwy 25 corridor

Survey examines three choices for travel between Hollister and Gilroy.

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Strata Verde Innovation Park initiative submitted to Elections Office

Project aims to create autonomous vehicle testing facility in San Benito County.

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