Caltrans press release, Jan. 10, 2013:

MONTEREY COUNTY - Motorists on Highway 101 in Prunedale will have a new, safer way to get from one side of the highway to the other beginning Monday, January 14, when Caltrans officially opens the Prunedale South Road overcrossing, near Blackie Road.

The new overcrossing will allow northbound Highway 101 traffic to cross over to Blackie Road without having to make a left turn across southbound Highway 101 traffic, and vice versa.

On the night of January 15, the day after the new overcrossing opens, crews will be placing temporary guardrail in the median of Highway 101, preventing traffic on both north and south bound Highway 101 from making left turns at Blackie Road, Pesante Road, and Reese Circle.

The Prunedale Improvement Project began construction in February 2011. The project includes three new interchanges along US 101 in North Monterey County, at Russell and Espinosa Roads, Blackie and Reese Roads, and Crazy Horse Canyon and Echo Valley Roads. The project will also provide a solid concrete median barrier from Crazy Horse Canyon Rd. to Espinosa Rd.