Hwy 156 road paving continues into week of Oct 23 through Oct 26

Delays expected. Traffic will be slow from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. between San Juan Bautista and Hollister, Monday Oct. 23 through Thursday Oct. 27


Commuters will have another four days of traffic disruption as the project to grind and pave State Route 156 between San Juan Bautista and Hollister from Mission Vineyard Road to Union Road continues on Monday, Oct. 23. 

According to Caltrans, motorists can expect one way reversing traffic control from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.. Caltrans stated in the news release, "delays not to exceed 30 minutes" and noted 'the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be present to ensure a safe environment for everyone. "

Caltrans explained the roadwork, being performed by the Caltrans Hollister Maintenance Crew, is necessary to improve the surface of the roadway while weather conditions are favorable before the next winter storm season. Roadwork should complete on Thursday, Oct. 23, weather permitting.

In the news release, Caltrans reminded motorists to move over slow down when driving through highway work zones.


For traffic updates on Caltrans projects in San Benito County, residents may call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at:http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#sbt


Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.