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.

Patches lead the way along county roads. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Transportation

Supplemental SB 1 road funds bypass San Benito

But Hollister, San Juan Bautista and the county will receive $2.4 million for road repairs and maintenance this year.

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.

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.

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Business / Economy

Caltrans accelerates repairs on Highway 101 in San Benito County due to SB 1 funds

Pavement project will improve two interchanges in 4.5 lane miles, providing a safer and smoother commute for motorists.

The Hollister City Council passed the resolution to set in motion long-awaited street repairs. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Bidding begins on $3.3-million road repair project for Hollister

Hollister City Council unanimously approves resolution to move forward with bids to begin repairing downtown roads. SB-1 will fund $1.7 million of $3.3 million cost.

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Government / Politics

State’s gas tax won’t be enough to maintain county roads

Anticipated money for county roads is far below what supervisors first anticipated and estimates to repair all roads has skyrocketed to $389 million

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Government / Politics

Gas tax hike expected to bring $3.5 million to county

Senate Bill 1 raises the gas tax, adds vehicle fees to help fund transportation projects