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Hollister street improvement projects staying on schedule

Work includes asphalt resurfacing, in addition to replacing sidewalks, gutters, and curbs.
Road work includes asphalt re-leveling, resurfacing and restriping. Photo by Noe Magaña.
The Road Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to be complete in October 2018. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Hollister residents may experience traffic detours while public works crews undertake construction on Fourth Street, which is expected to be completed by mid-October.

Development Services Director Bryan Swanson said the project is on schedule and has been running smoothly.

Storm drain line installation is complete on College Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, and on Powell Street between Sixth and Seventh streets, Project Coordinator Renee Perales said. Repaving of those roads has begun or will begin soon.

Crews are working to replace sidewalks, gutters, curbs and handicap ramps on Fourth Street.

Lighted crosswalks will be installed where Fourth Street intersects with Line Street and Powell Street.

Swanson and Perales said streets will be closed intermittently when conducting the remaining projects during working hours.

The last part of the Fourth Street project involves landscaping. The city will plant trees and shrubs along both sides of the street.

The city is also working on its Road Rehabilitation Project. The work includes asphalt re-leveling, resurfacing and restriping. There will be adjustments to gutter drains, manhole rims and other fittings.

For West Street, the city will upgrade a sewer pipe that was scheduled for the 2020/21 fiscal year. This will avoid having to cut into the street again in two years.

Here is a list of streets being repaired:

  • Monterey Street: from South Street to Nash Road
  • Hawkins Street: from San Benito Street to Monterey Street
  • South Street: from San Benito to West Street
  • West Street: from Fourth Street to South Street
  • San Felipe Road: from First to Third Street
  • Flynn Road: from San Felipe Road to Hwy 25
  • Fallon Road: from San Felipe to the City Limit
  • Ladd Lane: from Tres Pinos Road to Southside Road

The Road Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to be completed in October.

Perales said the city is posting updates on its social media platforms.

Residents with questions or concerns can contact the city’s engineering office at (831) 636-4340, ext. 17.



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Noe Magaña (Noe Magaña)

Noe Magaña is a freelance writer for BenitoLink. He also experiments with videography and photography. A San Benito High School graduate with a bachelor's in journalism from San Jose State and a Liberal Arts Associate's Degree from Gavilan College. Noe also attended San Jose City College and was the managing editor for the City College Times, the school's newspaper. He also was a reporter and later a copy editor for San Jose State's Spartan Daily.


Every street but San Benito. We get our improvements piecemeal when the cast iron blows. It’s looking like the cast iron is going to out live me on this street I have spent a life time on. 

Submitted by John Noble on

I applaud the city and the contractor, the new pavement around town is fantastic.  It should be the standard by which all our paving jobs should be judged.  Looking forward to 4th St. from San Benito to Graf getting redone.

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