The Highway 25 Conversion is a project to improve the Highway 25 corridor between San Benito County and Santa Clara County.
The project will expand the highway to four lanes to improve safety and reduce traffic. Other planned improvements include an interchange where Highway 25 crosses Highway 156, and more options for public transportation and ridesharing.
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Create Four Lanes
Improve safety by upgrading the highway with four travel lanes
Reduce the time it takes to travel between Hollister and southern Santa Clara County
Improve traffic operations at intersections with reduced access points
Enhance safety at the Highway 25/Highway 156 intersection by constructing a new interchange
Enhance connections available on public transit, promote rideshare options, and offer alternatives to driving alone
New Highway Alignment
Existing Highway 25
Project Planning Begins
Sign Agreement with
Caltrans for Environmental
& Preliminary Design
Programming of State Funds
Kick-off Environmental Phase
In 2018, San Benito County voters approved Measure G – a one cent sales tax for improving transportation throughout the entire region. The approved measure commits up to 50% of the tax revenues to Highway 25.
Measure G established an Oversight Committee to oversee the use of measure funds. The Oversight Committee is composed of residents that represent the geographical, social, cultural, and economic diversity of the community.
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The Council of San Benito County Governments (COG) addresses regional transportation needs in San Benito County. COG provides a public forum for discussion at its monthly meetings and through public participation opportunities in all of its planning efforts. The COG Board of Directors are elected officials appointed from the Hollister City Council, County Board of Supervisors, and San Juan Bautista City Council.