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April 16, 2024

City OKs traffic calming study for Central Avenue

Hollister City Council members this week approved spending $42,509 on a traffic calming study for Central Avenue on the west side.

Council members voted 5-0 on the matter at Monday’s council meeting.

It came after the prior council in November directed staff to prepare a scope of work for a traffic calming study on Central Avenue between Westside Boulevard and Central Avenue, according to the agenda.

As part of the study, the city is developing a “Traffic Calming Toolbox” to conduct community engagement. This will be prepared as part of the Central Avenue traffic calming study for $9,100 but would be useful for other locations in the community, according to the staff report.

Councilman Rolan Resendiz represents that are of Hollister and noted how many residents have asked for speed bumps and roundabouts to alleviate traffic issues there. “I am so glad to see we’re getting some love, or some TLC (tender, loving care), especially over there on Central,” Resendiz said.

Photo: A child was airlifted after falling from a vehicle on Central Avenue in September.