CA Highway 156 Expansion Would Cost $365 Million, $100 Million More Than Previously Estimated

Monterey Herald reports, “A Highway 156 toll road-funded expansion project would now cost $365 million even if it does begin construction in the next six years, about $100 million more than previously expected, according to the latest Caltrans cost estimate.” A Monterey County official tells the newspaper that the projected increase “is largely a result of delays in getting construction started, although about $43 million of the additional expense is related to farmland mitigation costs.”