Courtesy of Caltrans:
A major four-mile project to upgrade the pavement in both directions of U.S. Highway 101 between East Market Street and Boronda Road continues with the first phase of ramp reconstruction beginning Tuesday night, July 23.
Motorists will encounter 24/7 ramp closures in the following locations:
- The northbound US 101 off-ramp to North Main Street will be closed Tuesday, July 23 through Monday, August 12. Motorists may detour by using West Laurel Drive to North Main Street.
- The southbound US 101 off-ramp to East Market Street will be closed beginning Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 16. Motorists may use John Street to northbound US 101 to the off-ramp at East Market Street.
- The northbound US 101 on-ramp at North Main Street will be closed beginning Friday, August 2 through Thursday, August 22. Motorists may detour by proceeding on North Main Street to West Laurel Drive to northbound US 101.
This project includes the installation of precast concrete pavement, cracking and sealing the pavement, an asphalt concrete overlay and reconstructing the ramps at East Market Street, North Main Street, West Laurel Drive and Boronda Road. This project includes improvements to 19 on/off ramps and will result in an improved pavement for many years to come.
The contractor for this $37 million project is Granite Rock Company of San Jose, CA. Completion is scheduled for Summer 2021, weather permitting.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll-free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5