Shafer Road reopens to traffic in San Benito

SAN BENITO – After more than six months of reconstruction, Shafer Road is now open to traffic.

Foremost Paving Co. completed the reconstruction of the San Benito road this week.

Finishing touches are being made, but motorists can now enter at either Williams Road or Paso Real. Some barricades are up due to the workers doing the final touches, but traffic should resume at a normal flow.

The $688,100 Shafer Road project required all drivers to use the Paso Real (also known as FM 509) entrance to get to Berta Cabaza Middle School and the Alameda Subdivision.

Now that it is completed the road will be a two-lane street that is 28-feet wide with curbs, gutters and a sidewalk.