• U.S. Open Traffic and Transit Information

    All fans traveling by car during U.S. Open week should follow event trailblazing signage to California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) in Marina, CA, where complimentary parking and shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Pebble Beach. Shuttles will run continuously beginning at 5:30 a.m. PDT each day and continue for one hour following the conclusion of play. One-way shuttle times are expected to take approximately 30-35 minutes, depending upon traffic.

    There is no general parking for fans with disabilities available in the immediate vicinity of Pebble Beach Golf Links. All other parking is by permit only. Parking restrictions surrounding the championship grounds and within the Del Monte Forest will be closely monitored and enforced. 17-Mile Drive will be closed to tourist traffic June 9 through June 16, 2019. 

    Handicapped-accessible parking spaces will be available at all championship parking areas for vehicles displaying appropriate HP/DP license plates or placards. Individuals requiring lift-equipped transportation are encouraged to contact the USGA Admissions Office at 800-698-0661 for more information.  

    The cities of Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove are offering express shuttle bus services to the U.S. Open for residents and community guests. For more information on fees, daily schedules, frequency, and locations of service, please visit the Carmel Chamber of Commerce (carmelchamber.org), Cannery Row Company (canneryrow.com) and Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce (pacificgrove.com) websites. 

    Fans and local residents wishing to utilize ride-share options to be dropped off at the championship should utilize the designated Passenger Drop-Off area along Forest Lake Road, located near Gate 1 within the Del Monte Forest. There is no parking or staging for vehicles, so pickup times will need to be coordinated accordingly. Vehicles proceeding to the Passenger Drop-Off are instructed to enter the Del Monte Forest through the Pacific Grove Gate or Morse Gate located on CA-68. Please follow directional signs and attendants to the appropriate pickup and drop-off location. Due to traffic restrictions, access is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limousine. Passenger Drop-Off vehicles are not permitted to pick-up or drop-off at any other location around the championship grounds. 

    For the week of Monday, June 10 through June 16, local residents and through traffic are encouraged to adjust travel around peak U.S. Open arrival and departure times (7-11 a.m. and 3:30-7:30 p.m.) if possible. The local residents and area commuters from Castroville Blvd. to eastbound Hwy. 156, there will be no left turn out of Castroville Blvd. onto eastbound Hwy. 156 from June 12 through June 17 (morning). There will be a detour to turn right from Castroville Blvd. onto westbound Hwy. 156 traffic will exit at SR-183/Merritt Street then a left at Merritt Street and a left turn back onto eastbound Hwy 156.

    Local residents and area commuters from the Salinas Valley are encouraged to follow alternate routing and trailblazing signage to General Jim Moore Boulevard, avoiding CSUMB and CA-1.  Due to U.S. Open traffic, delays can be expected along the primary routes of CA-1 from Exit 399A (Pebble Beach) to Exit 414 (Nashua/Molera Road). Monterey and Pacific Grove commuters should avoid the use of Exit 399A and CA-68 during peak times.

    Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol remain on call 24/7 to respond to traffic issues during the week-long U.S. Open Championship.

    ALTERNATE COMMUTER ROUTES

    Alternate Commuter Routing Inbound from Salinas traffic using Blanco Road

    • Proceed westbound on Blanco Road to Reservation Road.
    • Turn left onto Reservation Road for 1.0 miles.
    • Turn right onto Inter-Garrison Road for 0.5 miles.
    • Turn right to stay on Inter-Garrison Road for 2.2 miles.
    • At the traffic circle, take the second exit onto 8th Avenue for 0.8 miles.
    • Turn right onto Gigling Road for 1.1 miles.
    • Turn left onto General Moore Boulevard, proceeding southbound into Seaside, CA and towards CA-68.

    Alternate Commuter Routing Inbound from Salinas traffic using Reservation Road

    • Proceed westbound on Reservation Road towards Inter-Garrison Road.
    • Turn left onto Inter-Garrison Road for 0.5 miles.
    • Turn right to stay on Inter-Garrison Road for 2.2 miles.
    • At the traffic circle, take the second exit onto 8th Avenue for 0.8 miles.
    • Turn right onto Gigling Road for 1.1 miles.
    • Turn left onto General Jim Moore Boulevard, proceeding southbound into Seaside, CA and towards CA-68.

    From the North using CA-1 Southbound

    • Follow CA-1 South. Take Exit 406 for Lightfighter Drive for 0.5 miles.
    • Turn left onto 2nd Avenue for 0.9 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

    From the South using CA-1 Northbound

    • Follow CA-1 North.  Take Exit 406 for Lightfighter Drive for 0.3 miles.
    • Turn left onto 2nd Avenue for 0.9 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

    From the North using US-101 Southbound

    • Follow US-101 South.  Take Exit 336 towards Monterey Peninsula.
    • Merge onto CA-156 West continuing for 6.1 miles.
    • Merge onto CA-1 South continuing for 7.9 miles.
    • Take Exit 406 for Lightfighter Drive for 0.5 miles.
    • Turn Left onto 2nd Avenue for 0.9 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

    From the South using US-101 Northbound

    • Follow US-101 North.  Take Exit 326C towards Monterey Peninsula.
    • Turn right onto Sanborn Road for 0.8 miles continuing onto East Blanco Road for 1.6 miles.
    • Turn left onto CA-68 West/S. Main Street for 2.3 miles proceeding to Exit 20 for Reservation Road.
    • Turn right onto Reservation Road for 4.4 miles.
    • Turn left onto Inter-Garrison Road for 0.3 miles.
    • Turn right to continue onto Inter-Garrison Road for 2.5 miles (continue straight through traffic circle).
    • Turn slight right onto 8th Street for 1.0 miles and follow signage to the parking lot. 

    USGA will have more information about the championship, please visit usopen.com

    Caltrans will have more information, please visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

    Jessica Madueño

    Public Information Officer

    California Highway Patrol

    Monterey Area Office

    960 East Blanco Road

    Salinas, Ca. 93901

    (831) 770-8038

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 4, 2019

    Topics: Front PG News, Uncategorized

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