South County residents Shelly Krieger, Barbara Hearne and JoAnne Falsey have voiced their opposition to the Highway 25 curve realignment since 2015. Photos by John Chadwell.

Transportation

Caltrans going forward with Hwy 25 realignment

Despite objections from longtime residents, work is slated to start in January 2023.

Caltrans attempted to deal with the South County curve on Highway 25 in 2015, but the rerouted portion of the road collapsed just a few months after opening. Now, repairs aren't expected to happen until at least 2022. Photo by John Chadwell.

Transportation

Hwy. 25 repairs near Pinnacles delayed until 2022

An indigenous site was found near the project in 2018.

Highway 156 and 25 intersection. Photo by Leslie David.

Transportation

BL Special Report: The Ins and Outs of Roundabouts

This BL Special Report shares recent research on roundabouts and why they are being used more throughout California. One is planned for the intersection of Highways 25 and 156.

Preliminary design for the proposed roundabout at Highway 25 and 156 intersection. Image courtesy of Caltrans.

Transportation

Public meeting on State Route 25 Roundabout Project planned for June 25

Public invited to learn more about the existing signalized intersection being replaced with a two-lane roundabout.

The intersection of State Routes 25 and 156. Construction of a two-lane roundabout is anticipated to begin in June 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Caltrans plans roundabout at intersection of State Routes 25 and 156

High collision rate makes the project a priority, even though it will eventually be removed.

Supervisor Jim Gillio asked Caltrans representatives to explain to South County residents the plans for the State Route 25 Curve Restoration Project. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Cost to fix botched portion of State Route 25 jumps to $11.3 million

Residents are unhappy about the increase and that designs were drawn up before they could weigh in.

Temporary signs block the collapsed reroute on State Route 25 in south San Benito County. File photo.

Government / Politics

Caltrans to discuss State Route 25 curve restoration project

State transportation agency to get feedback from residents at community input meeting on Monday, March 18.

Temporary signs block the collapsed reroute on State Route 25 in south San Benito County. File photo.

Government / Politics

Caltrans aims to fix State Route 25 again, with a $9.5 million price tag

Rerouted portion of highway collapsed just three months after it opened.

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OPINION: Bad Road Ahead – How the Board of Supervisors Added Decades and Millions to the Route 25 Widening Project

Who benefited from the votes that stopped collecting Route 25 widening impact fees from new development?