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New Metering Lights in South Bay To Cut Commutes: Caltrans



    New Metering Lights Should Cut Commute By Up to 7 Minutes: Caltrans

    Caltrans said that new metering lights along US Highway 101 in the South Bay should cut the commute by between 2.5 to 7 minutes. Kris Sanchez reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015)

    As part of an $18-million traffic plan to cut congestion in the South Bay, a series of new metering lights began to flicker in earnest on Tuesday, in an effort that Caltrans said could cut commute times by between two and seven minutes.

    A total of 17 lights are now on along US Highway 101 in both north and south directions from Monterey Road in Gilroy to the 101/Highway 85 interchange in south San Jose.

    Caltrans expects there to be some growing pains with the new lights: Drivers should feel the biggest adjustments and potential slowdowns at the Monterey Street onramp in Gilroy with periods of three-minute waits.

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