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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2020 01:10 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/26/2020 01:10 PM
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$1.8 Billion Investment Will Repair Roads, Improve Pedestrian, Bicycle and Mass Transit Access

Sacramento, CA...The California Transportation Commission approved Wednesday more than $1.8 billion to repair highways and bridges and improve the state’s growing network of pedestrian, bicycle and mass transit routes. This investment includes nearly $1.1 billion in allocations for State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects, Caltrans’ “fix-it-first” program aimed at preserving the condition of the State Highway System. The approved funding is from federal and state gas taxes, including $800 million from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.




“These vital investments will help keep our highways safe and efficient for all users,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “This includes improving safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians through investments in active transportation facilities that support individual and public health, cleaner air and reduced dependence on driving.”

Projects approved in Caltrans District 10 include:
• Traffic Management Systems Upgrades for Interstate 5 (I-5), State Route 99 (SR-99), SR-59 and SR-152 in San Joaquin, Merced and Stanislaus Counties: $11.5 million traffic management systems project will upgrade or replace inefficient and damaged Transportation Management System (TMS) elements including Microwave Vehicle Detection Systems (MVDS) and Vehicle Detection Systems (VDS) in San Joaquin, Merced, and Stanislaus Counties on I-5 and Routes 59, 99, and 152 at various locations. This project will help reduce congestion and improve operational efficiency.
• Murphys Left-turn Lane Project On State Route 4 in Calaveras County: $3.3
million left turn lane project in Murphys. The project will improve traffic
operations by constructing a two-way left turn lane from Pennsylvania
Gulch Road to Mitchler Street and upgrading an existing flashing beacon.
• Angels Camp Active Transportation Project Along Route 49 in Calaveras
County: $1.8 million Active Transportation Project located on Route 49 and
Main Street in Angels Camp. The project will includes the widening a
narrow section of new pavement; construction of new curb, gutter, and
sidewalk; and the roadway will be signed and striped for a new bike lane.
• Traffic Safety Improvements Along Route 140 In Merced County: $5.8
million project will provide traffic safety enhancements at various locations
from Interstate 5 to 6.0 miles east of the city of Merced. The project will
reduce the number and severity of collisions by upgrading guardrail, end
treatments, and crash cushions.
• Route 49 Paving Project in Mariposa County: $18.3 million project will
repave the roadway from the Madera County line to the south junction
with Route 140. The project will rehabilitate pavement by grinding and
overlaying with rubberized asphalt, reconstructing rumble strips, dikes, and
down drains, and upgrading guardrail. This project will extend the
pavement service life and improve ride quality.
• Interstate 5 Stockton Channel Viaduct Deck Rehabilitatoin Project in San
Joaquin County: $5.3 million project in Stockton, at the Stockton Channel
Viaduct. The project will provide bridge deck rehabilitation at spot
locations.
• State Route 99 Victor Road /(SR-12) Ramp Realignment Project in San
Joaquin County: $15 million project will realign the northbound on-ramp
between Victor Road and Turner Road in Lodi. The project will improve
traffic operations by realigning the northbound on-ramp, increasing bridge
vertical clearance and constructing an auxiliary lane.

Funding in the new 2020 SHOPP will support 310 miles of new and repaired bike
lanes, installation and repair of nearly 50 miles of sidewalk, nearly 3,000 new
crosswalks, and 178 transit stop improvements, such as bus shelters. With this
week’s action, the commission has approved a total of $100 million to fund
projects that improve pedestrian and bike access and safety. Caltrans is
engaged with local stakeholders to identify active transportation improvements
to 22 current projects, with additional projects determined through community
outreach and collaboration.

Separate from the SHOPP, more than $500 million in funds approved this week
are for rail and mass transit projects, including intercity rail and bus services.
Funded in part by SB 1, this allocation expands access to public transportation
and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, vehicle miles traveled, and
congestion.

The state’s portion of SB 1 funds represents an ongoing investment for the
maintenance and rehabilitation of the State Highway System. By 2027, these
funds will enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500
bridges, 55,000 culverts, and 7,700 traffic operating systems that help reduce
highway congestion, such as ramp meters, traffic cameras and electric highway
message signs.

More information and updates on these and other projects can be found
on Caltrans' social media channels.

For details on SB 1, visit Rebuilding California -Senate Bill 1.
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Posted on: 2020-06-26 15:50:00   By: Anonymous
 
CALTRANS NEEDS SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS TO CALAVERAS COUNTY STATE HIGHWAYS BY CUTTING BACK THE TREES AWAY FROM THE STATE HIGHWAYS, INSTALL GUARD RAILS IN DROP OFF AREAS AND SHARP CURVES WITH NEEDED REFLECTORS AND UPDATED WARNING SIGNS OF THE DANGEROUS CURVES ETC. I DONT SEE VERY MUCH GAS TAX GOING TO OUR COUNTY BUT SOME WILL HELP

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