PRUNEDALE

New highway overpass opens Monday

The first major section of the Prunedale Improvement Project on Highway 101 will open to traffic Monday.

The Prunedale South Road overpass will allow drivers northbound on Highway 101 to cross over to Blackie Road without having to make a left turn across southbound traffic. Likewise, southbound drivers will have a safer way to get to Reese Circle and Cross Road.

Tuesday night, crews will place a temporary guardrail in the median of Highway 101 to prevent traffic in both directions from making left turns at Blackie Road, Pesante Road and Reese Circle.

The $209 million Prunedale Improvement Project began construction in February 2011 and includes three new interchanges along Highway 101. When completed, expected in 2015, it will eliminate left turns across a nine-mile section of highway from Prunedale to Salinas.

MONTEREY COUNTY

Volunteers sought for homeless census

Volunteers are sought to conduct a census of homeless people in Monterey County this month.

The count is required every two years by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Volunteers should attend a one-hour training session, to be held at:

· 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army in Seaside, 1491 Contra Costa St.
· 3 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 404 Lincoln Ave., Salinas.

To volunteer, see www.surveymonkey.com/s/Monterey2013.

SEASIDE

Council meeting eyes resort report

The Seaside City Council will hold a special 3 p.m. meeting on Monday to work on the city's response to a proposed 342-room coastal resort in Sand City.

Sand City released the draft environmental impact report for the proposed The Collections at Monterey Bay on Nov. 19. The public comment period ends Jan. 15.

A council report released Friday said Seaside staff members were still working with legal counsel to prepare the letter.