Author: Joseph Ramot
Title: Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Project
Description: Extensive traffic delays were too common along Holman Highway, one of the Monterey Peninsula’s main transportation corridors. The busy signalized intersection joining the Highway 1 on and off-ramps to Highway 68 and 17 Mile Drive caused commuter frustration, increased air pollution, restricted access to the local hospital and compelled impatient drivers to invent detours through adjacent residential neighborhoods. The City of Monterey proposed an unconventional solution: replacing the signals with a multi-lane, low-maintenance, user-friendly roundabout. The City hired Harris & Associates for Construction Management and Inspection services—valuing Harris’ expertise with managing complex staging conditions, keen eye for safety considerations, and extensive experience with Caltrans’ procedures and traffic control process.