Scenic Route 68 Corridor Improvements

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT)
Document Title
Scenic Route 68 Corridor Improvements
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Residential, Commercial, Airport, Industrial, Conservation Open Space, Miscellaneous (churches), Public Lands, Recreational.
Document Description
The project would make intersection operational improvements and wildlife connectivity improvements along State Route 68 in Monterey County from post mile 4.8, west of the Josselyn Canyon Road intersection, to post mile 13.7, east of the San Benancio Road intersection. Nine intersections within this 8.9-mile stretch of State Route 68 are proposed for improvements, and include Josselyn Canyon Road, Olmsted Road, State Route 218, Ragsdale Drive, York Road, Pasadera Drive, Laureles Grade Road, Corral de Tierra Road, and San Benancio Road. The purpose of the project is to reduce travel delays, vehicle collisions, and collisions between wildlife and vehicles, as well as to improve access for bicyclists and pedestrians within the highway corridor. Under consideration are two project build alternatives that would either convert the nine existing signalized intersections into one- or two-lane roundabouts (Build Alternative 1) or modify the intersections with additional lane configurations and upgrades to signal systems and equipment (Build Alternative 2). Both build alternatives would also include a wildlife connectivity improvement component that would install new underground culverts at five locations along State Route 68 to facilitate large mammal crossing of the highway and installation of directional fencing at four of the culverts to guide wildlife to the culverts and deter them from entering onto State Route 68.

Contact Information

Jill W. O'Connor
Agency Name
Caltrans District 5
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Matt C. Fowler
Agency Name
Caltrans District 5
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Del Rey Oaks, Monterey
Cross Streets
Multiple Josselyn Canyon Rd to San Benancio Rd, SR 68 post miles 4.8-13.7
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 68, SR 218, SR 1
Monterey Regional Airport
Monterey Bay
Other Location Info
SR 68 post miles 4.8 to 13.7

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Transportation:Highway/Freeway (Intersection operation improvements )
Local Actions
State transportation project.
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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