Imjin Parkway Widening & Roundabout Project

The Imjin Parkway Widening Project is 1.7 miles of roadway including 4 roundabouts and will be the first regional Measure X roadway project to be built.

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Imjin Parkway Widening & Roundabout Project Simulation

Check out the video to see a simulation of the new roadway and roundabouts in the Imjin Parkway Widening & Roundabout Project.

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Last Updated 2/06/24

Beginning 2/12/24

Expect work along eastbound (toward Salinas) Imjin Parkway beginning at Imjin Road and working toward Reservation Road. Traffic lane(s) will be shifted to allow crews and equipment to perform tree removal.

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Imjin Parkway Widening & Roundabout Project Newsletter – February 23, 2024

See the Imjin Parkway Widening & Roundabout Project newsletter below for updates on construction activities.

Weather Delays Construction Start to 2/12/24

Weather has delayed the start of construction activities on the Imjin Parkway Widening & Roundabout Project. Construction start date has been moved to 2/12/2024. The first item of work will be tree trimming and removal. Work will start on the south side of Imjin...

Work Prior to Construction – 1/25, 1/26, and 1/29

In preparation for our February 5th start of construction, the contractor will be performing work on Imjin Parkway that will impact traffic in the area on January 25th, 26th, and 29th. Changes to the traffic flow will include closure of one of the left turn lanes from...

Weather Delays Construction Start

UPDATE (01/16/24): Start of construction is now anticipated to begin February 5, 2024. UPDATE (01/11/24): Start of construction is again temporarily delayed due to weather conditions and is presently now anticipated to begin mid January. Regular updates will be posted...

Project Start Date and Environmental Protections Begin

Work is currently underway to install temporary perimeter fencing for areas set aside as mitigation for the impacts to the Monterey Sand Gilia.The start of construction is now anticipated to be December 18, 2023.

Project Updates – September 28, 2023

Check out the project updates as of September 28, 2023.

Project Kickoff Highlights Importance of “Hands-On” Partnership for Community

As many locals recognize, Imjin Parkway serves as a major transportation corridor linking the Peninsula and Salinas Valley and provides access to several Marina neighborhood areas. The Imjin Parkway Widening & Roundabout Project will significantly improve safety...

Save the Date for the Project Kick-Off Event

Save the Date for the project kick-off event! There will be speakers, project information, and light refreshments.

Upcoming Kick-Off Event

We are planning a Kick-Off event for the last week in June.  Stay tuned for additional details! Or signup on our Contact page to get notified of updates automatically.

Construction Preparations

Our contractor will start setting construction signs, potholing, and setting traffic control in mid to late-June.
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Below are a few of our most popular frequently asked questions. You can view all of our FAQs here.

What is the Imjin Parkway and Roundabout Project?

The Project is a road safety and widening construction project along a segment of an important connector route between the Monterey Peninsula and the greater Salinas Valley. The segment is located on the former Fort Ord military base (between the cities of Marina and Seaside on the Monterey Peninsula) between State Highway 1 and Reservation Road.

Construction will complete widening of Imjin Parkway by adding a lane in each direction between Imjin Road (near California Avenue) and Reservation Road; replacing four (4) signalized intersections with roundabouts near existing neighborhood areas; creating pedestrian crossings at intersections for safer access to and from the surrounding neighborhoods and educational areas; adding bike lanes along each side of the roadway for the length of the roadway extension; and installing lighting and landscaping.

When will construction begin and how long will it last?

Due to the number of agencies providing approvals for environmental protections and various utility companies involved, the Imjin Parkway Widening and Roundabout road safety project is now anticipated to begin construction activity in December 18, 2023. Unfortunately, weather has delayed the start of construction activities and the start date has been moved to 2/12/2024. Full completion of construction is expected to take approximately two years.

Who uses Imjin Parkway?

Imjin Parkway is a major regional corridor connecting Highway 1 on the Monterey Peninsula to the Salinas Valley. Along with Peninsula commuters, other corridor users are adjacent neighborhood residents, California State University-Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) students and staff, workers in area businesses and facilities, and public transit/buses.

Can people still use Imjin Parkway during construction?

Yes! One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open within the construction area during the entire construction period (barring any unforeseen and temporary circumstances). Concrete barrier rail will be installed to provide a safe separation between motorists and active work areas. Additionally, there be periods when traffic will be detoured. Advanced notice of detours will be posted on the City’s website, this website, and notices will be distributed to local residents, businesses, agencies, and media. All detours will be clearly signed and properly maintained to provide safe passage for vehicles, pedestrians, and workers.

As with any road construction, please expect traffic movement to be slower than usual and there may be temporary traffic delays from time to time.

 

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