Highway 101 from the Betabel exit. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

California allocates $495 million for transportation projects

Funding included for projects on highways 101 and 1 in Monterey County.

The section of McCarthy Street between Alvarado Street and Chappell Road is one of the six streets to be repaired. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hollister council approves $625K bid for road rehabilitation

Gilroy-based McKim Corporation will make pavement upgrades to portions of five Hollister roads.

New Idria Road washout following the January 2021 winter storm. Photo courtesy of Matt Kelley of Kelley Engineering & Surveying.


San Benito County faces $25 million in road damage due to winter storm

New Idria Road was completely washed out in January.

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.

County supervisors decided against the realignment of John Smith Road in favor of repairing the last half-mile section. Graniterock crews worked on repaving the road July 8. Photos by John Chadwell.


Repaving begins on half-mile section of John Smith Road

Completion expected July 12.

Photo provided by Caltrans.

Caltrans completes accelerated repairs to Highway 101

Completed pavement project improved two interchanges.

City Manager Bill Avera showing a sample of how the streets are being treated through the recent road improvements. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Hollister City Council opposes state Prop 6

Passage could halt some local traffic improvement projects.

COG Executive Director Mary Gilbert told leaders at city council and county supervisor meetings the sales tax would raise $16 million a year. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

One-percent sales tax for road improvement to be on Nov. 6 ballot

Expected to raise hundreds of millions to fund local roads and widening Highway 25.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

County selects Don Chapin Company to fix Southside Road

The portion of Southside Road has been closed since May 30.


Business / Economy

Council of Governments Evaluating Transportation Needs

The regional transportation agency is seeking community input on transportation needs, and is scheduling conversations with community organizations to discuss possible solutions.


COMMENTARY: Funding county road repairs – solved

More than $7 million in windfall funds would provide a good start