South Salinas Corridor Improvement Project

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For information about the April 29, 2024 Public Meeting, please see below or click the following link:

Project Description

The project would make highway and interchange improvements on US 101 between Chualar and Salinas. The project would include modifications to the existing corridor and existing road networks.


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Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to reduce points of conflict to enhance safety along US 101 in a manner that maintains access to adjacent land uses.

  • Address at-grade cross-median turning movements
  • Address unsignalized at-grade railroad crossings
  • Provide safe and adequate circulation to adjacent lands for all users


The project is needed to address safety and operational deficiencies by improving the existing transportation network to support local and interregional traffic.

  • Traffic operations
  • At-grade intersections
  • Traffic collisions
  • Railroad crossings




Project Contact

Meg Henry, Project Manager
Phone: 805-441-3792

District 5 Public Information Office
Phone: 805-549-3318

Public Meeting Information

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County, Caltrans, and Supervisor Lopez invite you to a community listening session. Come share your thoughts and ideas about your community and how to increase safety while driving on our roads. For additional information, call 831-755-5033 or email

  • Date: Monday, April 29, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location:
    Chualar Union Elementary School
    24285 Lincoln Street
    Chualar, California 93925

Title VI Information

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assures that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Federal Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations).

Caltrans will make every effort to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether they are federally funded or not, and that services and benefits are fairly distributed to all people, regardless of race, color, or national origin. In addition, Caltrans will facilitate meaningful participation in the transportation planning process in a nondiscriminatory manner.

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