Toni Atkins

Carmel Valley board hears how gas tax repeal could impact local roads

Carmel Valley board hears how gas tax repeal could impact local roads

As Californians gear up to cast a vote in November whether or not to repeal the state’s gas tax, local representatives said that the vote could impact local infrastructure projects such as the widening of the SR-56. At the May and June Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meetings, a representative for Assemblyman Brian Maienschein reported that Caltrans had been expecting to begin the final design for the widening of the 56 from Carmel Valley Road to the I-5 interchange by the end of this year.

“The information they gave us was ‘We’ve got this great project for you’…the caveat at the end was ‘if the gas tax repeal wins in November, then all bets are off’,” said Bob Knudsen,...

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