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Changes to California Highways (The Website) – Sept to Dec 2016

Written By: cahwyguy - Fri Dec 30, 2016 @ 11:09 am PDT

First and foremost, the numbers at the start of the update are 39,653 songs on the iPod, with approx 383 on the “5 or Less” list and about 7200 on the “10 or Less” list. This is because updating the highway pages is a chance to play down the music lists. We know what is important. Alas, I added some music during the process, and ended up at 39707 songs total. 5 or less playlist at 407. 10 or less playlist at 7168.

We’re at the end of 2016. Updates were a lot less frequent this year — perhaps every four months, which is far too far apart. The end of 2016 has seen the election of Donald Trump, promises of Infrastructure Funding that may be like sugar plums, the passage of Measure M here in Southern California which will fund massive transit and less massive transportation improvements. What will the future bring? It is anyone’s guess, but most people are glad that we’re looking at 2016 in the rear view mirror.

Updates were made to the following highways, based on my reading of the papers (which are posted to the roadgeeking category at the “Observations Along The Road” and to the California Highways Facebook group) as well as any backed up email changes. I also reviewed the the AAroads forum. This resulted in changes on the following routes, with credit as indicated [my research(1), contributions of information or leads (via direct mail) from Mike Ballard (sdmichael @ AARoads)(2), Ryan Carrigan(3), Coatamundi @ AARoads(4), Mike Cussen(5), pderocco @ AARoads(6), DTComposer @ AARoads(7), Andy Fields (Andy3175 @ AARoads)(8), Neal Parish(9), Sparker @ AARoads(10), Michael Regan(11), Max Rockatansky(12), Joe Rouse (jrouse @ AARoads)(13), Joel Windmiller (14): Route 1(1,7), Route 4(1), I-5(1,2,10), I-8(1), I-10(1), Route 11(1), Route 12(11), I-15(1,2), Route 17(1,9), Route 20(13), Route 24(9), Route 25(12), Route 29(1), LRN 33(12), Route 36(1), Route 39(1,10), Former US 40(9), Route 41(14,12), Route 46(12), Former US 50(9), Route 58(6), Route 65(1), US 66(1), Route 67(1), Route 71(1), Route 75(1), Route 76(1), I-80(1,4,13), Route 84(1), Route 85(1), Route 86(8), Route 91(1), Route 99(1,14), US 101(1,4,13,8), Route 108(1), Route 113(11), LRN 120(12), Route 125(1), LRN 125(12), Route 126(1), Route 138(1), Route 146(12), Route 156(1), Route 163(1), Route 180(14), I-215(1), Route 237(1), Route 241(8), Route 246(1), I-280(1), Route 299(1), Former US 399(12), Route 371(1), I-405(1), Former US 466(12), I-580(1), Route 710(1), I-805(1), Route 905(1), and Santa Clara County Route G4(1). In terms of link lists, the history links were updated(3). Also updated was the page with links to historical maps of relevance to California Highways(9,12). I’ll note there were some particular good background information posts on AAroads — I’ve hopefully been able to capture that information so it isn’t lost into the void (with attribution, of course). I’ll also note that reading AAroads reminded me of my philosphy on this website, and why it is so important: I focus on the history and actual routings. I don’t view it as my place to speculate on numberings, control cities, or opinions on what should be or what Caltrans got right and wrong. That way leads to Dyspepsia, which I understand is a city on an underserved state route somewhere.

Discovered the Caltrans Mile Marker publication. I’ll need to add this to my regular review list.

A public note to self: Gribblenation.com has closed, and Gribblenation.net is closing as of January 2017. Per the discussion over on AAroads, a number of pieces will be moving to new sites as of January 2017. This means I can’t catch them in the December 2016 updates, but need to remember to catch them in the first update of 2017. I’ll note the discussion paid this site a nice complement when it was noted: “The sites best-suited for long-term survival are pure historical sites, like cahighways.org”. This is why I haven’t emphasized the pictures, but have emphasized the history and keeping track of major projects — new routings, new ramps, major construction. I like to be that source of history and reference. Updates may be less frequent, but they will continue.

Reviewed the Pending Legislation page, based on the new California Legislature site. As usual, I recommend to every Californian that they visit the legislative website regularly and see what their legis-critters are doing. Right now, we’re at the point everything for this legislative session has been sent to the Governor for signature. This time period included the end of the previous legislative session and the start of the new one. For the prior legislative session (2015-2016), I noted the passage/veto of the following bills and resolutions (for some of these, I’ve highlighted key phrases in red):

  • AB 620 (Roger Hernández) High-occupancy toll lanes: exemptions from tolls.
    Existing law authorizes a value-pricing and transit development program involving high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes to be conducted, administered, developed, and operated on State Highway Route 10 and Route 110 in the County of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) under certain conditions.Existing law requires LACMTA, in implementing the program, to continue to work with the affected communities in the respective corridors and provide mitigation measures for commuters and transit users of low income, including reduced toll charges and toll credits. Existing law requires eligible commuters and transit users to meet the eligibility requirements for specified assistance programs.

    This bill would instead require LACMTA to take additional steps, beyond the previous implementation of a low-income assistance program, to increase enrollment and participation in the low-income assistance program, as specified, through advertising and work with community organizations and social service agencies. The bill would also require LACMTA and the Department of Transportation to report to the Legislature by December 31, 2018, on efforts to improve the HOT lane program, including efforts to increase participation in the low-income assistance program.
    09/28/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 738, Statutes of 2016.

  • AB 1549 (Wood) Department of Transportation: state highway rights-of-way: fiber optic cables.
    Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of state highways and associated property. Existing law provides for the department to issue encroachment permits with respect to structures and activities in, under, or over any portion of the right-of-way of a state highway.This bill would require the department to notify companies and organizations working on broadband deployment on its Internet Web site of specified department-led highway construction projects and would authorize those companies and organizations to collaborate with the department to install a broadband conduit as part of each project. The bill would require the department, in consultation with stakeholders, on or before January 1, 2018, to develop guidelines to facilitate the installation of broadband conduit on state highway rights-of-way.
    09/23/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 505, Statutes of 2016.
  • AB 2542 (Gatto) Streets and highways: reversible lanes.
    Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation is in full possession and control of the state highway system. Existing law generally provides for the California Transportation Commission to program available funding for transportation capital projects, other than state highway rehabilitation projects, through the State Transportation Improvement Program, which includes projects recommended by regional transportation planning agencies through the adoption of a regional transportation improvement program and projects recommended by the department through the adoption of an interregional transportation improvement program, as specified. [Note: This has already had an impact; see Route 84]This bill would require the department or a regional transportation planning agency, when submitting a capacity-increasing project or a major street or highway lane realignment project to the commission for approval, to demonstrate that reversible lanes were considered for the project.
    09/23/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 525, Statutes of 2016.160AB2542
  • AB 2730 (Alejo) Department of Transportation: Prunedale Bypass: County of Monterey: disposition of excess properties.
    This bill would require the net proceeds from the sale of any excess properties originally acquired for a replacement alignment for State Highway Route 101 in the County of Monterey, known as the former Prunedale Bypass, to be reserved in the State Highway Account for programming and allocation bFirefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck Memorial Highway
    09/22/16 Vetoed by Governor. Veto Message: This bill directs the Department of Transportation to use the revenues from surplus property sold in Monterey County towards local highway projects in the county, rather than transfer the proceeds to the General Fund. These revenues are used to pay existing debt service on transportation construction projects statewide, which is an important purpose. Maintaining this funding stream to the General Fund is even more necessary when the state’s budget remains precariously balanced.
  • AB 2741 (Salas) Long-range transportation planning: California Transportation Plan.
    Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to complete the first update of the California Transportation Plan by December 31, 2015, and to update the plan every 5 years thereafter. Existing law requires the California Transportation Commission to review the plan and make certain recommendations. Existing law requires the Governor to adopt the plan and to submit it to the Legislature and the United States Secretary of Transportation.This bill, beginning in 2020, would require updates to the plan to be approved by the commission prior to submission to the Legislature and the Governor. The bill would require the department to submit a draft of its proposed update to the commission for its comments by June 30, 2020, and every 5 years thereafter. The bill, if the commission does not approve an updated plan, would require the department to revise its proposed update in consultation with the commission. The bill would make other conforming changes.
    09/26/16 Vetoed by Governor. Veto Message: This bill shifts the responsibility to approve the state Transportation Plan from the Transportation Agency to the Transportation Commission. This would diminish my authority as chief executive, something that I am not inclined to do.
  • ACR 121 (Gomez) Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Thomas H. Pohlman Memorial Interchange.
    Designate the interchange of I-10 and I-710 in the County of Los Angeles as the “Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Thomas H. Pohlman Memorial Interchange“.
    09/09/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 192, Statutes of 2016.
  • SB 838 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review) Transportation.
    […] Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to charge a registration fee of $43 on every vehicle or trailer coach, as specified, registered on or after July 1, 2011. Existing law authorizes the department to adjust specified fees every January 1 by increasing the fee by an amount equal to the increase in the California Consumer Price Index for the prior year.This bill would provide that the $43 fee applies to registrations until April 1, 2017. The bill would require the department to charge a registration fee of $53 on every vehicle or trailer coach, as specified, that is registered on or after April 1, 2017. The bill would apply the annual fee increase provisions described above to the $53 registration fee. The bill would delete obsolete language pertaining to registration fees and make other conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.

    Existing law authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue and renew driver’s licenses and identification cards, including senior citizen identification cards. Existing law requires senior citizen identification cards to expire on the 10th birthday of the applicant for the card following the date of application. The existing federal Real ID Act requires specified security requirements to be met in order for a state’s driver’s licenses and identification cards to be accepted for certain official purposes.

    This bill would, on and after January 1, 2018, prohibit the department from issuing a driver’s license or identification card that is in compliance with the requirements of the Real ID Act to a person who possesses a driver’s license or identification card in compliance with the Real ID Act. The bill would authorize the department to cancel a driver’s license or identification card for the purpose of ensuring that a person does not have both a driver’s license and identification card. The bill would additionally on and after January 1, 2018, require a senior citizen identification cards to expire on the 8th birthday of the applicant for the card following the date of application.

    Existing federal law, until September 30, 2019, authorizes a state to allow specified labeled low emission and energy efficient vehicles to use lanes designated for high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs). Existing federal law, until September 30, 2025, grants similar authority with respect to alternative fuel and electric vehicles.

    Existing law authorizes the Department of Transportation to designate certain lanes for the exclusive use of HOVs, which lanes may also be used, until January 1, 2019, the expiration of a designated federal authorization relating to HOV facilities, or until the Secretary of State receives a specified notice, by certain low-emission, hybrid, or alternative fuel vehicles not carrying the requisite number of passengers otherwise required for the use of an HOV lane, if the vehicle displays a valid identifier issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Existing law authorizes the DMV to issue no more than 85,000 of those identifiers. A violation of provisions relating to HOV lane use by vehicles with those identifiers is a crime.

    This bill would delete the maximum number of identifiers that the DMV is authorized to issue. The bill would extend the operation of the above provisions for super ultra-low emission vehicles and ultra-low emission vehicles, as defined, to January 1, 2019. However, with respect to vehicles that meet the state’s enhanced advanced technology partial zero-emission vehicle standard or transitional zero-emission vehicle standard, the provisions would be operative only until the earlier of January 1, 2019, the date of the federal authorization, or the receipt date of the notice by the Secretary of State. The bill would require the Department of Transportation to prepare and submit a report to the Legislature by December 1, 2017, on the degradation status of high-occupancy vehicle lanes on the state highway system. […]
    09/13/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 339, Statutes of 2016.

  • SCR 137 (Wolk) Police Officer Vilho Ahola Memorial Interchange.
    Designates the portion of US 101 known as the “Old Redwood Highway Interchange,” located at the north end of the City of Petaluma as the “Police Officer Vilho Ahola Memorial Highway Interchange“.
    09/09/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 179, Statutes of 2016.
  • SCR 139 (Gaines) Merle Haggard Memorial Overpass.
    Designates the overpass on I-5 at the interchange of I-5 and Route 44 in Shasta County in the City of Redding as the “Merle Haggard Memorial Overpass“.
    09/09/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 180, Statutes of 2016.
  • SCR 147 (Anderson) Historic Highway Route 79.
    Designates the portion of Route 79 from where it intersects with I-8 at post mile L 0.044 at Japatul Valley Road in the County of San Diego to its intersection at post mile RIV 15.74 at Butterfield Stage Road in the County of Riverside as Historic Highway Route 79.
    09/09/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 181, Statutes of 2016.CR147
  • SCR 149 (Gaines) Firefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of US 50 from the intersection with Mount Ralston Road (post mile R61.845) to Echo Summit (post mile R66.483) in the County of El Dorado as the “Firefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck Memorial Highway“.
    09/09/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 182, Statutes of 2016.
  • SCR 151 (Gaines) Detective Michael D. Davis, Jr. Memorial Highway.
    Designates the Horseshoe Bar Road Interchange on I-80 in Placer County as the “Detective Michael D. Davis, Jr. Memorial Highway“.
    09/09/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 183, Statutes of 2016.
  • SCR 152 (Gaines) Deputy Sheriff Danny P. Oliver Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of US 50 in El Dorado County from Cambridge Road Over Crossing 2583 (PM 4.962) to Cameron Park Drive Under Crossing 25-84 (PM 6.570) as the “Deputy Sheriff Danny P. Oliver Memorial Highway“.
    09/09/16 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 184, Statutes of 2016.

It is too early in the 2017-2018 legislative session for anything significant to have passed, but interesting bills have started to accumulate on the legislative information page. In particular, take a look at both AB1 and SB1 — both are major changes to transportation funding.

I checked the CTC Liaison page for the results of the CTC meetings from September through December 2016. The following items were of interest (note: ° indicates items that were below the level of detail for updating the specific route pages) :

2.1a. STIP Program/Project Amendments

*** [Oct] (1) SHOPP Program: Request to: (•) Add 38 new projects into the 2016 SHOPP. (•) Revise 16 projects currently programmed in the 2016 SHOPP. Most of these projects were damage repair from fires, mudslides, or theft; roadbed rehabilitation; drainage systems; basic safety improvements (install center and edge-line rumble strips, install guardrail, median barriers, restriping, signage); bridge preservation activities (and some bridge replace-in-place); ramp meters; curb ramps and ADA compliance measures; seismic retrofits; and other items that do not affect routing and such. The following items were of interest: / Approved

  • (New) 7-Ven-1 4.0/4.2 | Route 1 In Ventura County, south of Point Mugu State Park (PM 4.0) and Sycamore Canyon Road (PM 4.2). Construct secant walls at two locations as a permanent slope restoration solution to stabilize the slope and prevent continued erosion. Allocation: $766K (R/W), $27.179MM (C), Support (PA & ED $1.2MM / PS & E $1.9MM / RW Sup $100K / Con Sup $2.6MM / Total $5.8MM). FY 19/20.
  • (New) 1-Men-20 16.9/17.2 | Route 20 Near Fort Bragg and Dunlap, from 0.34 mile west of Road 200A to 0.13 mile west of Road 200A. Widen shoulders, install center and edge-line rumble strips, and install guardrail. Allocation: $88K (R/W), $1.339MM (C), Support (PA & ED $782K / PS & E $1.117MM / RW Sup $129K / Con Sup $1.063MM / Total $3.091MM). FY 18/19
  • (New) 3-Pla-49 2.2/2.4 | Route 49 In Auburn, from 0.3 mile south of Lincoln Way/Borland Avenue to Lincoln Way/Borland Avenue. Realign curves. Allocation: $764K (R/W), $1.697MM (C), Support (PA & ED $732K / PS & E $1.003MM / RW Sup $306K / Con Sup $819K / Total $2.86MM). FY 19/20.
  • (New) 6-Ker-184 L0.9/L1.1 | Route 184 Near Lamont, from 0.1 mile south to 0.1 mile north of Sunset Boulevard. Construct roundabout at intersection of Route 184/Sunset Boulevard. Allocation: $950K (R/W), $3.6MM (C), Support (PA & ED $1.1MM / PS & E $1.3MM / RW Sup $530K / Con Sup $970K / Total $3.9MM). FY 19/20.
  • (Amendment) 2-MOD-299 0.51, 1.02 | Route 299 Near Adin, at Butte Creek Bridge No. 03-001 and at Ash Creek Bridge No. 03-002. Replace bridges. During the environmental phase, additional work was identified due to increased project footprint and a new community volunteer fire station in the project vicinity. Additional design support is needed to consider hazardous materials, hydraulics evaluations, community impact coordination and park impacts. Construction Support has increased to account for the use of consultants for inspection over two seasons instead of one. R/W support has increased to cover the cost for two additional parcels and their environmental mitigation. These changes add $1,269,000 to the cost of the project. Allocation: $47K $131K (R/W), $5.6MM (C), Support (PA & ED $1.82MM / PS & E $680K $940K / RW Sup $270K $485K / Con Sup $1.15MM $1.86MM). FY 17/18.
  • (Amendment) 04-SON-1 15.1/15.8 | (Gleason Beach Project – See Below) Route 1 Near Camet, 0.1 mile north of Del Sol Road. Realign roadway. Additional design support, construction support and construction capital is needed for the now identified preferred alternative and evolved scope associated with a new longer roadway bridge and pedestrian/bicycle bridge required by the California Coastal Commission permit process. Additional support costs are also required for extensive coordination with community and resource agencies to fulfil environmental commitment. Increase in R/W capital cost is needed for mitigations identified during environmental phase. These changes add $8,430,000 to the cost of the project. Allocation: $3MM $5MM (R/W), $21.8MM $24.3MM (C), Support (PA & ED $8MM / PS & E $1.8MM $5MM / RW Sup $500K / Con Sup $3.27MM $4MM). FY 17/18.
  • (Amendment) 08-SBd-210 0.0/10.3 | Route 210 In the cities of Upland and Rancho Cucamonga, from Los Angeles County line to east of Etiwanda Avenue. Convert existing limited access HOV lanes to continuous access HOV lanes to allow safer ingress and egress movements for HOV. Project split. FY 16/17.
  • (Amendment) 08-Riv-91 7.4/15.6 | Route 91 In the cities from Corona and Riverside, from Route 15/Route 91 separator to Adams street overcrossing. Convert existing limited access HOV lanes to continuous access HOV lanes to allow safer ingress and egress movements for HOV. Project Split. FY 18/19.
  • (Amendment) 11-SD-94 29.6/29.8 | Route 94 Near Dulzura, from north of Marron Valley Road to south of Dutchman Canyon Road. Roadway realignment, curve improvement, and shoulder widening. During preliminary design, the excavation boundary increased. This will result in additonal easement and acquisition areas. Furthermore, to allow for future maintenance for proposed drainage outlets, additional utility relocations and access easements are required. These changes add $154,000 to the cost of the project.
  • (Amendment) 12-Ora-55 R8.0/R9.2 | Route 55 In the cities of Santa Ana and Tustin, from Dyer Road on ramp to Edinger Avenue off ramp. Construct northbound auxiliary lane. The project is proposed to be combined with a mobility OCTA Measure M improvement project 12-0J340 on Route 55 from Route 405 to Route 5. The final environmental document for 12-0J340 will incorporate the north bound auxilary lane from 12-0G950. The environmental document will clear the auxilary lane as an indpendent project in the event 12-0J340 does not proceed forward. As a result, of creating one single environmental document there is a reduction in resources to complete PA&ED. However, there is an increase in right of way support to address condemnation activities that were not accounted for whle programming the project. These changes result in a net zero cost change in the project.

*** [Oct] (2) SHOPP Amendment Request to: (•) Add Wildlife Crossing Advance Mitigation project –Route 17 in Scotts Valley (PPNO 2593) into the 2016 SHOPP. / Approved / Approved, per staff recommendation that the Commission approve the project with the following condition that the Department is not authorized to spend any of the $3.1 million in mitigation credits on any preconstruction development activities until the Commission approves the formal Department/California Department of Fish & Wildlife negotiate credit agreement

*** [Oct] (3) STIP Amendment for Approval: The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the San Mateo City/County Council of Governments and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority propose to program an AB 3090 cash reimbursement project (PPNO 0668B) in order to use local funds for construction of the Route 92/Route 82 Interchange Improvements – Phase 1 project (0668A) in San Mateo County, with later reimbursement over a two year period beginning in FY 19-20. / WITHDRAWN AT THE CTC MEETING.

*** [Oct] (5) TCRP Amendment for Approval: Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission propose to amend TCRP Project 4.0 (Route 680; add northbound and southbound HOV lanes over Sunol Grade, Milpitas to Route 84 in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties) to revise the project funding plan. The Alameda County Transportation Commission and the Department are requesting to amend TCRP Project 4.0 to reprogram $1,500,000 in Tier 2 TCRP funds from the Northbound HOV lane (Phase 1) construction contract (PPNO 0177) to Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (Design), and construction capital for the Southbound follow-up landscaping contract PPNO A0157J). These funds are needed to update support and capital costs after the project had been delayed. Additionally, the Northbound project will be phased and the unfunded need for the first phase will be fully funded from local funds.

*** [Dec] (1) SHOPP Program Amendments for Approval: Request to: (•) Add 21 new projects into the 2016 SHOPP (•) Revise 26 projects currently programmed in the 2016 SHOPP. Most of these projects were damage repair from fires, mudslides, or theft; roadbed rehabilitation; drainage systems; basic safety improvements (install center and edge-line rumble strips, install guardrail, median barriers, restriping, signage); bridge preservation activities (and some bridge replace-in-place); ramp meters; curb ramps and ADA compliance measures; seismic retrofits; and other items that do not affect routing and such. The following items were of interest:

  • (New) 2-Tri-36 R34.7/R35.3 | Route 36 Near Platina, from 3.7 miles to 3.0 miles west of Hayfork Creek Bridge. Curve improvement. Allocation: $52K (R/W), $5.280MM (C), Support (PA & ED $760K / PS & E $1.13MM / RW Sup $130K / Con Sup $1.68MM / Total $3.7MM). FY 19/20.
  • (New) 5-SCr-129 PM 1.4 | Route 129 Near Watsonville, at Lakeview Road. Construct roundabout and improve street lighting. Allocation: $684K (R/W), $4.481MM (C), Support (PA & ED $782K / PS & E $1.341MM / RW Sup $441K / Con Sup $1.335MM / Total $3.899MM). FY 19/20.
  • (Amendment) 1-Men-1 42.4/43.3 | Route 1 Near Albion, from 2.2 miles north of Route 128 Junction to 0.2 mile north of Salmon Creek Bridge No. 10-0134. Bridge replacement. Additional time is required to complete the project due to delays to the environmental studies and completion of the PA&ED milestone. Delays are a result of difficulty acquiring access to adjacent private property to complete studies, regulatory agencies requiring further studies of an endangered butterfly related to drought conditions, lead contamination present at the site and in groundwater and the need to define the contamination limits, and delays to on-going consultations with regulatory agencies on environmental impacts. These changes will move the schedule to FY 19/20.

*** [Dec] (2) TCRP Amendments for Action: The Department and the Alameda County Transportation Commission propose to amend the Tier 1 – TCRP Project 4.0 (Sunol Grade HOV Corridor-Southbound project (PPNO A0157D) and the Sunol Grade Sabercat Mitigation for Southbound HOV (PPNO 0157M) on I-680 from Route 237 in Milpitas to Stoneridge Drive near Pleasanton) to revise the project funding plan and re-allocate previously allocated funds.

2.1b. STIP Program/Project Amendments/Approvals for Notice

None / Nothing of InterestNone / Nothing of Interest

2.2a. Submittal of Notice of Preparation for Comments

None / Nothing of InterestNone / Nothing of Interest

2.2b. Submittal of Notice of Documents Available for Comment (DEIRs)

None / Nothing of InterestNone / Nothing of Interest

2.2c. Approval of Projects for New Public Road Connection / Future Consideration of Funding

*** [Oct] (1) Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding: / Approved

  1. 01-Hum-36, PM 36.1/40.5 | California Route 36 Improvement Project: Construct roadway improvements on a portion of Route 36 in Humboldt County. The total programmed amount is $10,352,000 for capital and support. Construction is estimated to begin in Fiscal Year 2016-17.(MND) (SHOPP)
  2. 01-Men-101, PM 45.89, 01-Men-128, PM 38.8, 01-Men-20, PM R41.87 | Mendocino Bridge Scour Project : Construct roadway improvements to repair bridge scour (the removal of sediment such as sand and rocks from around bridge abutments or piers) on US 101 (Baechtel Creek near Willits), Route 128 (Beebe Creek between Old Ornbaun Hot Springs and Yorkville), and Route Lake) in Mendocino County. The total programmed amount is $2,198,000 for capital and support. Construction is estimated to begin in Fiscal Year 2017-18. (MND) (SHOPP)
  3. 02-Mod-299, PM 24.5/33.5 | Caldwell Creek Roadway Rehabilitation Project: Construct roadway improvements including pavement rehabilitation on a portion of Route 299 near the city of Alturas in Modoc County.The total programmed amount is $14,335,000 for capital and support. Construction is estimated to begin in Fiscal Year 2017-18. (MND) (SHOPP)
  4. 04-Ala-84, PM 20.7/23.0 | Route 84 Realignment and Widening Project: Construct roadway improvements including realignment and widening of a portion of Route 84 in Alameda County. The funding was for environmental mitigation of a project already completed. (ND) (SHOPP)
  5. 04-SCl-152, PM 6.1/6.68 | Uvas Creek Bridge Replacement Project: Replace existing bridge on Route 152 in Santa Clara County. This funding was for environmental mitigation of an already completed project. (ND) (SHOPP)
  6. 05-Mon-1, PM 2.5/67.3 | Monterey Route 1 Culvert Replacement Project: Replace seven existing drainage culverts on a portion of Route 1 in Monterey County near the SLO county line. (MND) (SHOPP)
  7. 06-Tul-190, PM R15.1/16.97 | Porterville Median Barrier: Construct roadway improvements including median barriers on a portion of Route 190 in Tulare County. (MND) (SHOPP)
  8. 07-LA-405, PM 14.4/15.6 | I-405 at Crenshaw Boulevard/182nd Street Interchange Improvement Project: Construct interchange improvements on I-405 in Los Angeles County. (ND) (Local)
  9. 08-Riv-15, PM 34.7 to 08-SBd-15, PM 1.3 | I-15 Express Lanes Project: Construct toll lanes on a portion of I-15 in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. (MND) (Local)
  10. 08-Riv-60, PM 22.10/26.61 | Route 60 Truck Lanes Project: Construct truck lanes on a portion of Route 60 in Riverside County. (MND) (SHOPP)
  11. 10-Mpa-140, PM 31.9/32.5 | Route 140 Slope Repair Project: Construct repairs to a failed slope on Route 140 in Mariposa County. (MND)
  12. 10-SJ-4, PM 2.1 SJ Route 4 Rock Slope Protection Project: Construct erosion control on a portion of SR 4 in San Joaquin County. (MND)

*** [Oct] (2) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 04-Son-1, PM 15.1/15.7 Route 1 Gleason Beach Roadway Realignment Project: Construct new roadway on a new alignment east of existing alignment of a portion of Route 1 in Sonoma County. (FEIR) (SHOPP) / The Commission accepted the environmental document, Statement of Overriding Considerations and Findings of Fact and approve the project for funding

*** [Oct] (3) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 07-LA-710, PM 10.5/20.5 Route 710 Surplus Property Sales: Sale of surplus properties on the Route 710 realignment project in Los Angeles County. (FEIR) / The Commission accepted the environmental document and Findings of Fact and approve the project for funding.

*** [Oct] (4) Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding: 04–San Mateo County US 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing Project: Construct a Class I Pedestrian/Bicycle Overcrossing over US 101. (MND) (ATP) / Approved

*** [Dec] (1) Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding:

  1. 02-Sha-5, PM R3.8/R11.7 | Redding to Anderson 6-Lane Project: Construct roadway improvements on a portion of I-5 in Shasta County. (ND) (STIP)
  2. 03-Nev-80, PM 18.3/19.3 | Nevada-80 Water Supply Pipeline for Truckee CHP Inspection Station: Install a water supply line to an existing CHP Inspection Station on I-80 in Nevada County. (ND) (SHOPP)
  3. 03-Nev-174, PM 2.7/4.6 | Route 174 Highway Realignment Project: Realign a portion of Route 174 in Nevada County. (MND) (SHOPP)
  4. 03-Col-20, PM 31.8/32.8 | Colusa Rehabilitation Project: Construct roadway improvements on a portion of Route 20 in Colusa County. (ND) (SHOPP)
  5. 05-Mon-1, PM 72.3/72.9 | Route 1/Rio Road to Carmel Valley Road Operational Improvement Project: Construct roadway improvements on a portion of Route 1 in Monterey County. (MND) (STIP)
  6. 05-SCr-17, PM 0.2/0.5 | Pasatiempo Shoulder Widening: Widening existing shoulders on a portion of Route 17 in Santa Cruz County.This project in Santa Cruz County will construct a retaining wall and widen the outside shoulder of Route 17 near the city of Santa Cruz. The project is programmed in the 2016 State Highway Operation and Protection Program. The total programmed amount is $10,057,000 for capital and support. Construction is estimated to begin in Fiscal Year 2018-19. (MND) (SHOPP)
  7. 05-SLO-101, PM 16.4 | Pismo Creek Scour Repair Project: Repair scour damage on an existing bridge on US 101 in San Luis Obispo County. (MND) (SHOPP)
  8. 06-Ker-99, PM 23.6/28.4 | Bakersfield Route 99 Rehabilitation Project: Construct roadway improvements on a portion of Route 99 in the city of Bakersfield from approximately Stockdale Highway to approximately Norris Road in Kern County. (MND) (SHOPP)
  9. 06-Kin-41, PM 34.4/35.0 | Kansas Avenue Intersection Improvement Project: Construct intersection improvements on Route 41 at Kansas Avenue in Kings County.This project in Kings County will construct a left turn lane and widen right turn lanes on Route 41 near the community of Stratford. The project is programmed in the 2016 State Highway Operation and Protection Program. The total programmed amount is $3,450,000 for capital and support. Construction is estimated to begin in Fiscal Year 2017-18. (ND) (SHOPP)
  10. 08-SBd-395, PM 35.5/39.1 | US 395 Widen Median and Shoulder and Install Rumble Strips Project: Construct roadway improvements on a portion of US 395 near the community of Kramer Hills in San Bernardino County. This project in San Bernardino County will widen the existing roadway to provide a four-foot median buffer and eight-foot shoulders, and install rumble strips. The project is programmed in the 2016 State Highway Operation and Protection Program. The total programmed amount is $24,895,000 for capital and support. (MND) (SHOPP)

*** [Dec] (4) Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding: 03-Pla-80, PM 1.9/6.1, 03-Pla-65, PM R4.8/R7.3 I-80/Route 65 Interchange Improvement Project: Construct interchange and roadway improvements on Interstate 80 at Route 65 in Placer County. (FEIR) (SHOPP)

2.3a. Route Adoptions

*** [Oct] (1) One Route Adoption as a controlled access highway at: 05-Sbt-25-PM 51.5/60.1, 04-SCl-25-PM 0.0/2.6 On Route 25 from San Felipe Road to Route 101, in the counties of San Benito and Santa Clara. / Approved

*** [Oct] (2) One Notice of Intent: Notice of Intent to consider Rescinding Freeway Adoption on Route 54 in the county of San Diego. 11-SD-54 PM 6.7/16.9 / Approved

*** [Oct] (3) Rescission of Freeway Declaration for: A portion of Route 76 from the easterly limits of the City of Oceanside to Interstate 15 in the county of San Diego. 11-SD-76-PM R9.0/R17.3 / Approved

2.3b. New Public Road Connection

None / Nothing of InterestNone / Nothing of Interest

2.3c. Relinquishments

*** [Oct] Seven Relinquishment Resolutions: / Approved

  1. 04-Ala-262-PM R0.1/R0.4 Right of way along Route 262 on East Warren Avenue and Kato Road, in the city of Fremont.
  2. 06-Ker-166-PM 14.86 Right of way along Route 166 at Old River Road, in the county of Kern.
  3. 07-LA-187-PM 3.5/8.9 Right of way on Route 187 from Lincoln Boulevard (Route 1) to the Santa Monica Freeway (Route 10), in the city of Los Angeles. [Note: This also connects to 2.5d(2): Request of $14,500,000 for one SHOPP project to relinquish Route 187 in Los Angeles County to the City of Los Angeles. This is an adjustment of 38.1 percent over the original programmed amount. Financial Contribution Only.]
  4. 07-LA-210-PM R21.1/R21.3 Right of way along Route 210 at Meadow Grove Street, in the city of Los Angeles.
  5. 08-SBd-210-PM 20.0/22.2, 08-SBd-210U-PM 20.8/22.2, and 08-SBd-215-PM 9.7/9.9 Right of way on Route 210U (Highland Avenue) from the west city boundary to 0.1 miles east of Route 210, along Route 210 from Macy Street to 26th Street, and along Route 215 from Route 210 to 27th Street, in the city of San Bernardino.
  6. 08-SBd-215-PM 6.8/7.6 and 08-SBd-66-PM S23.16/S23.41 Right of way on Route 66 (“H” Street) from 4th Street to 6th Street and along Route 215 from 2nd Street to 16th Street, in the city of San Bernardino.
  7. 08-Riv-74-PM 27.3/27.4 and 08-Riv-215-PM 26.2/26.3 Right of way on Route 74 between Seventh Street and Redlands Avenue and along Route 215 between San Jacinto Avenue and 4th Street, in the city of Perris.

*** [Dec] Five Relinquishment Resolutions:

  1. 04-SCl-101-PM 50.7/51.2 Right of way along Route 101 on East Bayshore Road, in the city of Palo Alto.
  2. 08-SBd-215-PM 5.0/9.5 Right of way along Route 215 from Auto Center Road to Massachusetts Avenue, in the city of San Bernardino.
  3. 11-SD-125-PM-13.5/14.0, 11-SD-94-PM 10.5/10.8 Right of way along Route 125 on Bowling Green Drive and Echo Drive and along Route 94 on Panorama Drive, in the city of La Mesa.
  4. 11-Imp-86-PM 8.8/12.3 Right of way on Route 86 (Imperial Avenue) between the south and north city boundaries, in the city of Imperial.
  5. 12-Ora-5-PM 8.3/8.6 Right of way along Route 5 on Camino Capistrano, in the city of San Juan Capistrano.

2.3d. Vacation Resolutions

*** [Oct] One Vacation Resolution: / Approved

  1. 07-LA-1-PM 41.1/41.7 Right of way along Route 1 from 0.4 mile west of Tuna Canyon Road to 0.2 mile east of Tuna Canyon Road, in the city of Malibu.

*** [Dec] One Vacation Resolution:

  1. 07-LA-1-PM 41.1/41.7 Right of way along Route 1 from 0.4 mile west of Tuna Canyon Road to 0.2 mile east of Tuna Canyon Road, in the city of Malibu.

2.5a Minor Projects

None / Nothing of InterestNone / Nothing of Interest

2.5b. Financial Allocations for SHOPP Projects / Federal Discretionary Grant Funds

*** [Oct] (1) SHOPP Allocations: Request of $67,874,000 for 14 SHOPP projects. Most allocations were below the level of interest: replacing crash cushions and safety barrels, rehabilitation of water supplies, pavement rehabilitation, guard rail and barrier repair and improvements, drainage system repairs, scour and seismic repairs, environmental mitigations, relocation of roadside facilities, landscaping, bridge railings, and so forth. The following allocations were of particular interest: / Approved

  • 01-Hum-36 36.1/40.5 | Route 36 Near Dinsmore, from west of Burr Valley Road to Buck Mountain Road. (Forest Highway 4). Outcome/Output: Improve highway operations and mobility along 4.4 miles by realigning, widening, upgrading geometrics and providing long term roadway stability. $6,142,000.
  • 01-Hum-36 36.6/39.9 | Route 36 Near Dinsmore, from west of Burr Valley Road to west of Buck Mountain Road. (Forest Highway 4). Outcome/Output: Widen to make lane and shoulder widths standard, realign curves, and improve roadway cross slopes. This project will improve safety by reducing the number and severity of collisions. $7,481,000

*** [Dec] (1) SHOPP Allocations: Request of $190,038,000 for 10 SHOPP projects. All of these were lower level maintenance.

2.5c Financial Allocations for STIP Projects

*** [Oct] (5) Advance – STIP Allocation: Request of $71,503,000 for four State administered STIP projects, programmed in FY 17-18, FY 18-19 and FY 19-20. The following allocations were of particular interest: / Approved

  • 03-Sie-89 0/11.8 | Route 89 Truck Pull-outs Sierra County to Sierraville. Construction of truck turnouts on Route 89 at 7 locations between Sierra/Nevada County line and Sierraville. $750,000
  • 04-SM-92 10.3/10.7; 11.0/11.5 | Route 92/Route 82 Interchange Improvements – Phase 1. In San Mateo. Modify existing on/off ramps at the Route 92/Route 82 interchange. It is proposed to remove the southeast and the northwest quadrant loops. Two new signalized intersections would be created at new on and off ramps on Route 82 (El Camino). $5,000,000
  • 06-Fre-180 R74.1/R78.6 | Route 180 Kings Canyon Expressway – Segment 3. Near Centerville and Minkler, from 0.5 mile west of Smith Avenue to 0.6 mile east of Frankwood Avenue. Construct 4-lane expressway on existing alignment. $34,665,000
  • 06-Ker-14 58.3/62.3 | Route 14 Freeman Gulch Widening – Segment 1. Near Ridgecrest, from 0.5 mile north of Route 178 west to 1.7 miles north of Route 178 east. Convert from 2-lane conventional highway to 4-lane expressway. $31,088,000

*** [Dec] (1) STIP Allocations: Request of $8,058,000 for two State administered STIP projects, on the State Highway System. One project was of significant interest:

  • 06-Tul-99 39.6/41.3 | Route 99 Betty Drive Interchange Improvements. Near Goshen, on Route 99 at Betty Drive. Widen interchange and construct operational improvements. $5,000,000.

2.5e Supplemental Fund Allocations

*** [Oct] (1) Request of $2,084,000 in additional funds to award the construction contract for a STIP environmental mitigation for the Willits Bypass project along Route 101 in Mendocino County. This results in an increase of 49.2 percent over the current allocation. / Approved

*** [Oct] (2) Request of $1,063,000 in additional funds to award the construction contract for the SHOPP Pavement Rehabilitation project on Route 580 in Alameda County from Fruitvale Avenue to Hollis Street and Route 24 at the westbound off-ramp to Market Street. This project will resurface ramps with asphalt to extend pavement service life and improve ride quality. It will also upgrade guardrail, modify drainage inlets, and upgrade 12 curb ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act standards. This results in an increase of 37.9 percent over the current allocation. / Approved

*** [Oct] (3) Request of $465,000 in additional funds to award the construction contract for the SHOPP roadside safety improvement project on Route 101 in Santa Barbara County. This roadside safety improvement project will provide extended pavement areas beyond the gore and maintenance access gates, irrigation improvements (placement of mulch at ramp interchanges, vegetation control under the metal beam guardrail), two additional maintenance pull-out areas and relocation of utility boxes from the gore to the outside shoulder. This results in an increase of 28.5 percent over the current allocation. / Approved

*** [Oct] (4) Request of $24,206,000 in additional funds for construction support and $32,960,000 for construction capital for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Project on Route 710 in Los Angeles County (TCIF/SHOPP) (PPNO 4425). This results in an increase of 2.5 percent of construction support and an increase of 3.4 percent of construction capital over the current project budget. / Commission approved the project for $32.9 million in construction capital and $15 million in construction support.

*** [Dec] (1) Supplemental Request – Allocations for Capital Outlay Support: Request of $23,200,000 in additional funds for construction support and $1,700,000 for right of way support for the Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement project on Route 47 in Los Angeles County. This results in an increase of 6.4 percent in construction support and 0.5 percent in right of way support, over the current project budget. (PPNO 0444E)

2.5f Financial Allocations for SHOPP

None / Nothing of InterestNone / Nothing of Interest

2.5g Prop 1B Project Allocations

*** [Oct] (5a) Proposition 1B TCIF Project Allocation: Request of $7,771,000 for the locally administered TCIF Project 122 – I-405 from Route 73 to I-605 project, on the State Highway System, in Orange County. (PPNO 5028A)

4. TCIF and Aeronautic Program Updates / Policy Matters

None / Nothing of InterestNone / Nothing of Interest

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