AROMAS — Construction crews began work Monday on the San Juan Road/Highway 101 interchange project near the Red Barn.
The $91 million project, which Caltrans awarded the contract to Granite Construction and MCM Construction, will significantly reduce congestion and increase safety on the section of Highway 101 between Dunbarton and Cole roads, said Sharon Gavin, community outreach coordinator of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.
About 212 traffic accidents occurred from 2000-2010 in the corridor, which sees more than 63,000 vehicles a day passing through, according to the TAMC.
Workers will remove three major at-grade intersections on San Juan, Dunbarton and Cole roads and replace them with a single overpass near the Red Barn at San Juan Road.
Daytime work throughout the week will see crews working along the shoulders between Dunbarton and Rocks roads, Gavin said.
The project is expected to be complete in late 2015.
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