this week began upgrading Highway 152 linking Silicon Valley with
I-5. The road work may be just the start of a major overhaul of
other nearby highways to entice truckers from the two-lane stretch
of 152 east of Gilroy.
from San Benito, Monterey and Merced counties have been meeting
over how to fix the problems on 152 as well as on highways 25
and 101. Among planned road improvements are adding truck passing
lanes and turning lanes east of Gilroy; a flyover ramp at the
152-156 intersection; widening Highway 25 to four lanes, making
it more trucker friendly to lure semis from 152; improving ramps
at 152 and 101; and widening 152 east of Gilroy to Millers Slough.