Monterey Highway Southbound

Morgan Hill to Gilroy

This section was replaced by US101 in 1973. It has very few US101 Business signs remaining, though unlike the section north of Cochrane, it still is actually a business route. This section is less rural than the Bernal to Cochrane section. This set is from 12/23/2006 and 9/7/2008, along with the sets of Monterey Highway North from US101 to Cochrane. The traffic shown in these sets from Morgan Hill to Gilroy shows holiday traffic and it normally is much less! Monterey Road ends at US101 in Gilroy's southern side. The railroad overpass by Old Monterey Road is from 1933. Monterey Road used to be three lanes wide (that is three lanes wide total before 1973!) from San Josť to Morgan Hill and four lanes wide down past Gilroy. It's hard to believe this ever used to really be US101! There will be a trial of having one lane each way in downtown Morgan Hill.

This is between Wright Ave and Main Ave in Morgan Hill. The city put up speed bumps on some sections, and a lot of local traffic now uses Butterfield Blvd as a bypass.

George Lionel Baraona had this comment about this stretch of Monterey Highway, within a week of when I uploaded this set originally:

"The reason why the city put speed bumps in downtown because many people walk through it after school, before school, and just to hang out and so people were speeding too much and so they put the rubber speed bumps in around summer of 04, and since there have been more accidents in downtown."

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This is from 2/8/2004. I took this because it was a pretty day.

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This is the Tennant Ave light on Monterey Highway. The old highway abruptly leaves the main part of the city at this point.

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This is about 1000 feet south of Tennant Avenue.

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This photo is from 9/7/2008. The sunset time was pretty out here.

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The next light leads to G8 (McKean Rd.)

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This is from 9/7/2008 and this is just south of Watsonville Road. Butterfield Boulevard has been extended down to this intersection since these photos were taken in 2006 and in 2008.

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