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Partial overnight closures along Imjin Parkway for ongoing roundabout, widening project

MARINA, Calif. (KION-TV) -- The Marina roundabout and road-widening project continues, but this time commuters will see a portion of Imjin Parkway closing for overnight road work.

The work will be from the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Monday March 18 through April 2nd.

The City of Marina said there will be no nighttime closures or construction on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.

Detours are expected to be in place but the city says Abrams Drive at Imjin Parkway will stay open for local access during construction.

Imjin Parkway closure expected for roundabout, widening construction project (Courtesy of the City of Marina)

The city also says they anticipate by March 20 to have an alternate route in place signed for Blanco Road westbound traffic approaching Reservation Road.

The alternate route will begin at the signal with Research Drive through the UC-MBEST property.

Imjin Parkway Roundabout, Widening Project

If you are driving towards Monterey using Imjin Parkway, you might experience major traffic delays starting on Monday.

Crews will begin work on the Imjin Parkway Roundabout Project. Crews will be installing four roundabouts.

They will be installed from Imjin Parkway and Reservation Road all the way to Imjin Parkway near Abrams Drive.

The project is funded by state and local funding.

According to the City of Marina, the work will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday thru Friday.

City officials say there will be a road closure at Preston Avenue and detours will be posted throughout the route.

The project is scheduled to be done by 2025.

Marina to start widening of nearly two-mile stretch of Imjin Parkway

A major construction project is close to getting started in Marina on a busy stretch of Imjin Parkway.

This goes from Imjin Parkway and Reservation Road all the way to Imjin near Abrams Drive. It includes at least four roundabouts.

Marina Mayor, Bruce Delgado, tells KION it's a big project worth about $44 million. Construction on this busy road could impact the drive to work for many people who live in the area.

Thousands of commuters drive on Imjin Road every day. Mayor Delgado tells us the 1.7-mile stretch from Imjin Road to Reservation Road will start construction by early July.

The construction project will add an extra lane in each direction, four roundabouts, and two bike lines on each side, amongst other things.

"The main reason it was decided was safety to cyclists and a regional corridor to get people from the salinas valley over to the coast and from the coast to the Selena's Valley," said Mayor Delgado.

The money that made this transportation project possible came from local and state funding. $40 million of this came as a result of Measure X funding.

A shop along Imjin Parkway tells us they are hopeful about the new project.

"It's going to actually make it a lot easier for commuters and hopefully increase the business here as well, said Rudy Plascencia, Manager of Ord Food & Liquor.

Mayor Delgado also tells KION when construction begins, drivers can still drive through the area but delays could be expected from 9 a.m. to. 7 p.m.

The City of Marina tells us construction could start in early July and end in two years.

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