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News Release

Lane closure on Hwy 101

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

July 27 traffic on Panoche Road near the Wiggle Tail grade, between Panoche Valley and Paicines General Store. Photo courtesy of Robert Frusetta.

Police / Fire

Traffic delays due to Cottonwood Fire on Hwy 152

Panoche Road backed up with cars and semis traveling into the county.

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Transportation

State Route 129 Resurfacing Project Near San Juan Bautista Begins July 6

Work to take place July 6 through July

The intersection of Bolsa Road and Highway 25. Image from the Mobility Partnership meeting agenda packet.

Transportation

Pilot program aims to ease Hwy 25 congestion

In a six-month trial, left turns from Bolsa Road will be prohibited during afternoon rush hour.

Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Housing plan would slow growth, require affordable units

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki says his plan would not only limit new single-family housing while the county upgrades its road infrastructure, but it would also eliminate developers' option to buy their way out of building affordable units.

District 2 Supervisor candidate, Kollin Kosmicki. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Vote on substance, not name recognition

District 2 Supervisor Candidate Kollin Kosmicki urges voters to look beyond name recognition and political signs to choose the best leader based on substance.

Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Why I’m not prioritizing public endorsements in supervisor campaign

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki explains why he hasn't asked for public endorsements in the campaign and how he'd rather focus on gaining the trust of everyday voters.

Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Five solutions for alarming congestion on rural backroads

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki contends the county must address rapidly increasing use of rural backroads and offers ideas to help alleviate the problem.

Traffic from Highway 101 merging onto Highway 25. Caltrans expects to begin construction on a new preliminary interchange design in November 2021. File Photo.

Transportation

Mobility Partnership approves preliminary design for Hwy. 101-25 interchange

Project cost estimate now at $100 million.

Graphic by Fernando Gonzalez.

Transportation

Measure G revs up its engine

First in series of indepth reports on the county's transportation and traffic issues and solutions.  The San Benito County traffic safety bill’s Citizens Oversight Committee begins work July 1.

Cars at the stop light at Union Road and Highway 156 intersection near the San Juan-Hollister Road intersection. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Intersection at San Juan-Hollister and Union to become cul-de-sac

Change is part of $105.9 million Highway 156 Improvement Project.

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Art & Culture

City of Hollister awarded transportation planning grant to develop Complete Streets Plan

City gets $259,768 grant to develop study for Buena Vista Road, Santa Ana Road, Meridian Street and Memorial Drive.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

HPD to monitor roadways during holiday season

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" runs through Jan. 1.

Intersection of Fallon Road and Fairview Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito County seeks to make intersection safer

After being denied grants, county is counting on Measure G for funding.

Photo provided.

Business / Economy

COMMUNITY OPINION: A citizen’s perspective on Measure G

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