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Monterey Airport runway project runs into another roadblock

MRYControversy over service road key to judge’s ruling – For the second time, a Monterey judge has halted the Monterey Regional Airport’s $46 million runway extension project, largely because of a controversial proposed service road.

Judge Lydia Villarreal said the district had again failed to consider alternatives to the new roadway, the purpose of which was not initially disclosed. She indicated the district planned the road to obtain 144,000 cubic yards of dirt, enough to fill 11,866 dump trucks, to build an area to contain a larger-than-required crash pad to the south of the runway.

California Airports

Monterey Airport runway project runs into another roadblock

MRYControversy over service road key to judge’s ruling – For the second time, a Monterey judge has halted the Monterey Regional Airport’s $46 million runway extension project, largely because of a controversial proposed service road.

Judge Lydia Villarreal said the district had again failed to consider alternatives to the new roadway, the purpose of which was not initially disclosed. She indicated the district planned the road to obtain 144,000 cubic yards of dirt, enough to fill 11,866 dump trucks, to build an area to contain a larger-than-required crash pad to the south of the runway.