Motorists on a portion of Union Road near Southside Road that was resurfaced with Measure G funds. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

Measure G funds on track to meet first projection

COG began collecting funds six months before the pandemic.

A vehicle drives on pothole-riddled Quien Sabe Road near Tres Pinos. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

RMA director estimates current county funds not enough to keep up with road maintenance

County needs an additional $12.2 million to maintain the same Pavement Condition Index rating.

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News Release

Lane closure on Hwy 101

Moving lane closure in effect Dec. 14 through Dec 18.

Road crew closed off one lane near Somerset Drive on Union Road in August 2020. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

San Benito County seeing a busy road repair season

Numerous projects underway, with others set to begin soon.

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

Transportation

Study finds San Juan Bautista under-funding street maintenance

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

BL Special Report

BL SPECIAL REPORT: CSAs win war of words as county capitulates and repairs roads

With over $600,000 in selective reserve accounts and after years of heated debate, county service areas get long-awaited maintenance work.

Collage of Quien Sabe Road holes in Tres Pinos area. Photos by Robert Eliason

Transportation

BL Special Report: Roads were main focus for Civil Grand Jury

San Benito County Civil Grand Jury submits its report on how funding for roads in the county has been spent. Supervisors have 90 days to respond.

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

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista City Council approves list of road repairs

At its April 15 meeting, the San Juan Bautista City Council designated Muckelemi, Third and Polk streets as priority projects for pavement rehabilitation for next year’s budget. The council approved the list of repairs with a 4-0 vote. Councilman Dan De Vries was absent. The list is required to be submitted to the California Transportation

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

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista City Council approves list of road repairs

City will combine Measure G and SB 1 funds for projects.

A portion of San Benito Street located between Southside Road and Union Road is part of the list of upcoming road repairs via SB 1 funds. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Supervisors approve road projects for next fiscal year

Funds from SB 1 planned for improvements to Fairview, Union, Hospital, Buena Vista and Southside roads. Repairs range from resurfacing to filling potholes.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Health

Police plan DUI checkpoint for St. Patrick’s Day

Police encourage everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share or public transportation.

Local transportation agency issues update on future plans

COG works on implementation after voters approved Measure G last November.

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Business / Economy

COMMUNITY OPINION: A citizen’s perspective on Measure G

Aromas resident Laura Stampleman shares thoughts on dealing with traffic and road issues.

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Housing / Land Use

Daytime paving operation on Highway 156 expected Oct. 23 and 24

Roadwork consists of grinding and paving wheel tracks at intersection.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Measure G needed to improve local roads

Accountability measures require all funds in San Benito County to be used for road and transportation projects.