US101 North being widened in 2002
This set is from 1/19/2002. This stretch of highway, from Cochrane Road
in Morgan Hill to Bernal Road, had been a backup for a long time. This
section was built from 1980 - 1984, and though it was to be six lanes,
it was actually four when it was done. The Measure A from 1992 was to
widen it to eight
lanes but that did not happen. It was finally widened with effort from
the state and county. It was a huge difference! Then Governor Gray
Davis presided over the opening in mid 2003. The speed limit was
temporarily 60 MPH on this stretch. US101 had been eight lanes down to
Bernal by about 1990. The existing pavement was resurfaced in the
summer of 1997.
This entire set is of US101 North and this photo is from just past
The asphalt was resurfaced in the summer of 1997.
This is just before the new Bailey Avenue interchange, which opened
This is the coastal hills. This set of hills usually isn't this
This is just before Metcalf, which never did get an interchange. The
two new concrete lanes are going in to the center divide here. The ruts
in the pavement from the work were noisy.
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