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Caltrans, COG Release Roundabout Navigation Videos


Caltrans is almost finished with a new turbo roundabout project just outside Hollister. Caltrans is releasing a “how-to” video on how to navigate this new feature—the first in the state.

COG Will Pay $4 Million More for Hwy 156 Upgrade


Though the Council of San Benito County Governments voiced concerns, they voted 4-1 to approve additional funds for the Hwy 156 Improvement Project, which partially cover a $13.8 million increase in costs incurred due to the 2022-23 rainy season.

Clean California Initiative to Bring Public Art to San Benito Roadways


At the Aug. 18 meeting of the Council of San Benito County Governments, directors listened to updates on Caltrans projects—one in Hollister and two in San Juan Bautista—that seek to beautify the towns through public art installations and upgraded scenery.

Draft of Regional Housing Allocation Plan Released for Public Review


Council of San Benito County Governments directors voted unanimously to approve the public release of the draft Regional Housing Needs Assessment allocation plan for a 45-day review period.

Regional Transportation Plan Available for Public Comment


The Council of San Benito County Governments is seeking public input on the draft of its 2020 through 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. A public hearing is scheduled via Zoom on Jan. 20.