FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
28 July 2017
Bus Delays from Construction at Fremont/Canyon Del Rey
Free Fares on all Jazz Bus Lines
Due to construction scheduled for Tuesday, August 1 through Friday, August 4 at the intersection of Fremont and Canyon Del Rey, passengers using Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) bus service can expect delays of 15 minutes or more.
According to a Caltrans press release, the four-day project will resurface the roadway at Highway 218/Canyon Del Rey and Fremont in Del Rey Oaks. Construction will begin on Tuesday, August 1, under a Caltrans permit and continue through Friday, August 4.
Roadwork consists of one-way reversing traffic control with flaggers at this intersection with traffic lights set to flashing red from 8 am to 3 pm each day. Up to 15-minute delays are anticipated, although longer wait durations are anticipated at the Canyon Del Rey and Fremont intersection. This roadway resurfacing follows the installation of a pipeline by Cal American Water which occurred in April 2017.
Bus fares will be FREE on all Jazz routes from August 1 through August 4 to help encourage people to use transit and avoid driving through the construction zone.
Bus riders on the lines Jazz A, Jazz B, Jazz C, 8, and 11 through Seaside, Monterey, and Del Rey Oaks should plan to catch an earlier bus during hours of construction to get to their destination on time. MST advises passengers to plan an extra hour into their schedule between 8 am and 3 pm for on time arrivals.
For lines 18 and 94, detour routes will be in effect Tuesday, August 1 through Friday August 4 to minimize bus service delays. Follow MST on Twitter @MST_BUS for detour routes and the latest service announcements.
For up-to-the-minute bus arrival information during delays or any time of day, passengers can use MST RealTime tools. Download the free Transit App on iPhone or Android devices, call 1-888-MST-BUS1 and select RealTime, or text the word “Next” with your 4-digit bus stop number to 25370 for real-time bus arrival times. Find your bus stop and more RealTime information on our website at www.mst.org/RealTime.
For more information, please visit www.mst.org or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1. Follow us on Twitter for service announcements.