California Department of Transportation
Date: April 26, 2013
District: District 5 – San Luis Obispo
Contact: Susana Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
NEW INTERCHANGE ON STATE ROUTE 1 AT SALINAS ROAD WILL REDUCE DELAYS AND IMPROVE SAFETY
MONTEREY COUNTY - Caltrans says a new interchange at the intersection of State Route 1 and Salinas Road between Moss Landing and Watsonville will improve safety for motorists and local businesses.
“This important transportation project will benefit all motorists who travel on this busy coastal highway,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The new interchange will reduce delays for up to 43,000 vehicles daily by enabling traffic on Salinas Road to cross above SR-1 instead of waiting at the intersection that was level with the highway.
The project will also enhance safety by eliminating left-turn conflicts at SR-1 and Salinas Road. In addition, two new frontage roads were constructed, improving access to the coast and local businesses.
The $31 million project received $18.5 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in November 2006. In total, nearly $15 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
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