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Road Report: Carmel climbing lane on Highway 1 nears completion

Carmel >> The final touches on the Highway 1 climbing lane could be completed in coming weeks after months of traffic congestion.

Crews put daytime work on the project on hold last week to accommodate Classic Car Week traffic.

“This week, it’s mostly miscellaneous work off of the roadway,” said Grant Leonard, an associate transportation planner for the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.

Classic Car week: And away they go, vintage hits the road

Pebble Beach >> Among the exquisite automobiles lined up and ready to make their way down to Big Sur on Thursday morning was the former royal car of India’s Maharaja, a Rolls Royce that’s one of four left in existence and a Delahay driven by its female owner dressed to the nines.

All the drivers, owners and the nearly 200 cars taking part in this year’s Tour d’Elegance departed from Pebble Beach at 9 a.

High school football: Carmel facing new challenges in quest to return to supremacy

Carmel >> An argument can be made that Carmel High was one of the hottest teams in Monterey County in the second half of last season.

At full strength for the final four games of the season, the Padres went 4-0, outscoring opponents 213-31.

Yet, it wasn’t enough to salvage the year as the Padres missed the postseason for the first time in 10 years.

New Carmel-area specialty grocery store center moves forward

Carmel >> A proposed new shopping center anchored by a specialty grocery store at the mouth of the Carmel Valley has taken a step forward.

Dubbed the Rio Ranch Marketplace, the project being developed by El Dorado-based Foothill Partners has a newly released draft environmental impact report in the early stages of a public review period slated to run until Oct.

Highway 1 climbing lane project to go to night work only during Car Week

Carmel >> Residents and visitors alike will have unobstructed traffic flow in the Rio Road and Highway 1 area during the daytime hours just in time for one of the biggest annual events of the year - Monterey Car Week.

The current phase of work on the Highway 1 climbing lane project will come to a close on Friday to make way for Car Week event traffic, according to the Monterey County Resource Management Agency.

Guide to Navigating Car Week released by Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Monterey >> The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau released “Your Guide to Navigating Car Week 2018” on Thursday to provide a comprehensive source for visitors and locals about all things Classic Car Week.

The annual homage to autos on the Monterey Peninsula begins on Aug. 17 with the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Alvarado event and culminates with the 68th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Aug.

Carmel Lagoon project will move forward with smaller Scenic Road sea wall option

Salinas >> Monterey County will move ahead with the Carmel River Lagoon project’s environmental review while focusing on a smaller, less-expensive Scenic Road sea wall and a potential land swap with California State Parks.

During its last meeting before the five-week summer break on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors agreed by a 4-1 vote to proceed with completing an environmental impact report for the lagoon project, including additional technical studies.

Work to pick up on climbing lane construction in Carmel, road to open before Car Week

Carmel >> Supervisor Mary Adams said Wednesday the daily work schedule on the Highway 1 climbing lane construction will extend over the next couple weeks to expedite its completion.

“There are no questions that the road will be open before Car Week,” Adams said, noting they’ll be working 12 hours a day.

Rancho Cañada opens to public on Saturday

Carmel >> Access to Palo Corona Regional Park will finally be open to the public from the former Rancho Ca#xf1;ada Golf Club and permit free, making it possible for more people to enjoy the burgeoning new park, starting on Saturday.

While the parking area at the former golf course becomes available, the park district will keep an eye on the number of cars coming in to use the park while balancing the needs of the vendor that uses the former clubhouse for events and keeping neighbors happy.