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Notorious South Bay Highway Set For Facelift

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SAN JOSE (KCBS) – At long last, one of the worst roads in the Bay Area is about to get some attention. And, it won’t be your “traditional” paving project. A 2-mile stretch of the south San Jose roadway known as the Monterey Highway is about to get some much needed attention. 

A section from Bernal to Blossom Hill Rd., is being redone with the latest technology.

“Instead of the traditional kind of hauling in new asphalt and tar and all that, what we’re going to do is we’re going to grind up the asphalt that’s right here and place it in the exact same place with a mixture that allows it to be cold to the touch and it’s essentially a rubberized asphalt that’s reusing the recycled material,” councilman Ash Kalra explained the month-long, $6 million project, slated to start before the third week of October.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

It’s welcome news to the motorists who frequent the road, known as the Monterey Highway.

“It’s full of potholes,” summed up Rob Grace, a 30-year resident of the neighborhood. “I fortunately drive a truck but still it’s a very jarring ride.”

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