Letters to the Editor

Another vote for a Big Sur toll road

Bret Haney, construction inspector with Caltrans, looks at the south side of the Mud Creek Slide on Highway 1.
Bret Haney, construction inspector with Caltrans, looks at the south side of the Mud Creek Slide on Highway 1. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Here’s my solution for the Highway 1/Big Sur corridor: I propose there be three toll booths for north, south and east entries onto the Highway 1/Big Sur access route, with a $10 fee — waived for residents, workers and property owners — or what is determined to be a sufficient fee to cover the costs of rerouting the slide areas and maintaining the Big Sur corridor.

As a native Californian (Santa Cruz), I am shocked that this idea has not been implemented. I visit Pennsylvania often, and their toll roads are well maintained. California needs to catch up to Pennsylvania.

Kate Wells, Templeton

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