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Changes to California Highways (The Website): June – September 2017

Written By: cahwyguy - Sat Sep 09, 2017 @ 11:53 am PDT

We’re up to the closing three-day weekend of the summer, and that means it is time to start on a website update. It’s been a busy summer and a hot summer, with an almost 4,900 road trip from Los Angeles CA to Madison WI and back, out through the middle (Colorado, Nebraska) and back through St. Louis and the “mother road”. Work has continued on California Highways, especially thanks to some tax modifications that provided a much needed infrastructure boost to the state. As for that promised Infrastructure bill from the Feds, it remains just that, a promise.

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(2), Bill Deaver(3), Andy Field(4), Gonealookin/AARoads(5), Ron Langum(6), NE2/AARoads(7), Alex Nitzman(8), Max Rockatansky/AARoads(9), Joe Rouse(10), Sparker/AARoads(11); Michelle Sandoval(12), Richard Severeid(13): Route 1(1), Route 4(6), I-5(1), Former US 6(2), I-8(1), I-10(1), Route 12(13), I-15(1), Route 16(1), Route 25(1), Route 27(1), Route 29(1), Route 32(9), Route 36(1), LRN 36(7,9,11), Route 37(1), US 40(9), Route 41(9,11), Route 43(9), Route 49(1,9,7,11), US 50(1,5,9), Route 57(1), Route 58(1,10), Route 62(1), Route 63(7,9,11), Route 65(9), Former US 66(1), Route 70(9), Route 75(1), Route 76(1), I-80(1,9), Route 87(1), Route 88(9,11), Route 89(1), Route 91(1), Route 94(1), LRN 94(11), Route 99(1,13), US 101(1,4), Route 104(9,11), Route 108(1), Route 120(9), LRN 120(9), Route 121(1), Route 124(9,11), Route 132(1), Route 134(1), LRN 135(9), Route 136(9), Route 138(1), Route 140(9), Route 145(9), Route 146(9), Route 152(1), Route 155(11), Route 158(9), Route 163(1), Route 172(9,11,7), Route 174(1), Route 178(1,9), Route 180(9), Route 201(9), Route 203(9), Route 204(1), Route 211(11), Route 237(1), Route 269(9), Route 270(9), US 395(1), I-405(1), US 466(3), Route 480(1), I-505(8), I-580(1), I-605(1), I-680(1), I-710(1), Monterey County Route G13(9), Monterey County Route G14(9), Tulare County Route J37(9); FAQ(12). Note: Almost all of the SB 1 projects discussed here are resurfacing or repair of infrastructure, not new construction or widening. Thus, they are below the level of detail that I normally capture in these pages.

Noted the passing of Matthew Salek’s Highways of Colorado (and updated the regional pages appropriately). If I had lights, I’d dim them in it’s memory as another major roadsite disappears.

Updated the highway types page to clarify the difference between being a scenic highway in the legislative code and being an actual state scenic highway. The Q2-2017 Mile Marker explained the difference: “Many highway corridors are eligible for Scenic Highway status, but receiving an official designation requires the local government to apply to Caltrans for approval and adopt a Corridor Protection Program. The local governing body must develop and implement measures that strictly limit development and control outdoor advertising along the scenic corridor. ”

Sometimes an innocent question can lead one down an interesting path. Such is the case with the question I received from David Walker, who asked “Who or what named the ditches on I-10?”. This led me to UglyBridges.com and the National Bridge Inventory. This resulted in an addition to the FAQ, and a list of ditch names for I-10. I thought I might add them for some other desert routes, but the interface doesn’t make that easy. Another query that didn’t lead to an easy update to the site was a reporter from the OC Register, Kurt Snibbe, who wanted to do a piece explaining California’s road signs. It didn’t quite fit into a particular road’s page, and didn’t quite fit onto a specific numbering page, so it was shoehorned into the page on signing standards and the FAQ.

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. I noted the passage/veto of the following bills and resolutions (for some of these, I’ve highlighted key phrases in red):

  • AB 866 (Cunningham) State highways: gateway monuments.
    Existing law authorizes the display of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of California on a sidewalk located in or abutting on a state highway situated within a city, if the type of flagholder and the method of its installation and maintenance are not in violation of the Department of Transportation’s rules.This bill would authorize a city or county to display the Flag of the United States of America or the Flag of the State of California, or both, as part of a gateway monument, as defined (a “gateway monument” means any freestanding structure or sign, or nonintegral or nonrequired highway feature, constructed within the state’s right-of-way, that communicates the name of the city or county.)
    09/01/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 201, Statutes of 2017.
  • AB 1523 (Obernolte) San Bernardino County Transportation Authority: design-build.
    The County Transportation Commissions Act provides for the creation of county transportation commissions in specific counties, with various powers and duties relative to transportation planning and funding, as specified.The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority Consolidation Act of 2017, within the County Transportation Commissions Act, creates the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA). The SBCTA is subject to the contracting provisions of the County Transportation Commissions Act, including the requirement that the SBCTA purchase of all supplies, equipment, and materials, and the construction of all facilities and works, in excess of $25,000, be by contract let to the lowest responsible bidder.Existing law, until January 1, 2025, authorizes local agencies to use the design-build contracting process for public works projects. Existing law defines “local agency” as cities and counties, certain special districts relating to wastewater, solid waste, water recycling, and fire protection facilities, various governmental entities responsible for the construction of transit projects, and the San Diego Association of Governments. Existing law defines “project” specifically for each described category of local agency.

    This bill would authorize the SBCTA, upon approval of its board of directors, to use the design-build contracting process for local agencies to award a contract for the construction of the Mt. Vernon Avenue Viaduct project in the City of San Bernardino (the project).

    Existing law requires specified information submitted by a design-build entity, as defined, in the design-build procurement process to be certified under penalty of perjury.

    By authorizing SBCTA to use design-build for the project, the bill would expand the scope of the crime of perjury and would thus impose a state-mandated local program.

    This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the project.

    The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

    This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
    07/31/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 154, Statutes of 2017.

  • AB 1633 (Frazier) State highways: exit information signs.
    Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to adopt rules and regulations that allow the placement, near exits on freeways in rural areas, of information signs identifying specific roadside businesses. Existing law generally prohibits the placement of a sign within an urban area with a population of 5,000 or more, with certain exceptions.This bill would add to the list of specific roadside businesses eligible for an information sign under these provisions a business offering electric vehicle charging facilities.
    07/31/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 158, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 2 (Mayes) Police Officer Jose “Gil” Vega and Police Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway.
    Designate the portion of Route 111 from Overture Drive (post mile 58.478) to West San Rafael Drive (post mile 54.413) in the County of Riverside as the “Police Officer Jose “Gil” Vega and Police Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway“.
    08/30/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 125, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 9 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Officer Jonathan M. De Guzman Memorial Bridge.
    Designates the Palomar Street Bridge on I-805 in the City of Chula Vista, California, as the “Officer Jonathan M. De Guzman Memorial Bridge“.
    08/30/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 126, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 22 (Baker) Detective Sergeant Thomas A. Smith, Jr. Memorial Highway.
    Designates that portion of I-680 from Bollinger Canyon Road to Crow Canyon Road in the City of San Ramon in the County of Contra Costa as the “Detective Sergeant Thomas A. Smith, Jr. Memorial Highway“.
    08/30/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 127, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 23 (Bocanegra) Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of I-5 from Route 118 to Route 170 in the County of Los Angeles as the “Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway“.
    the portion of I-5 from Route 118 to Route 170 in the County of Los Angeles as the “Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway“.
    08/30/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 128, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 24 (Dahle) California Highway Patrol Officer Nathan Taylor Memorial Overcrossing.
    Designates the I-80 overcrossing at Baxter Road (Post Mile 46.935) in the Village of Alta in Placer County as the “California Highway Patrol Officer Nathan Taylor Memorial Overcrossing“.
    08/30/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 129, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 29 (Dahle) Deputy Sheriff Jack Hopkins Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of US 395 from the South Fork Pit River Bridge (post mile 16.523) to a portion of the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge (post mile 20.000) in the County of Modoc as the “Deputy Sheriff Jack Hopkins Memorial Highway“.
    08/30/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 130, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 31 (Lackey) Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sergeant Steven C. Owen Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of Route 14 in the City of Palmdale from E. Ave. R to E. Ave. S in Los Angeles County as the “Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sergeant Steven C. Owen Memorial Highway“.
    08/31/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 135, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 43 (Wood) Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Rich Schlesiger Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of US 101 located between milepost marker 68.00 near Hookton Road and milepost marker 64.50 near the Ferndale exit in the County of Humboldt as the “Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Rich Schlesiger Memorial Highway“.
    08/30/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 131, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 46 (Gray) The Modesto Police Officer Leo Volk, Jr., and Modesto Police Sergeant Steve May Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of Route 132 from 6th Street to Garner Road and Claus Road (PM 19.010) in the City of Modesto as the “Modesto Police Officer Leo Volk, Jr., and Modesto Police Sergeant Steve May Memorial Highway“.
    08/31/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 47 (Gray) CalFire Firefighter Andrew Maloney Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of Route 165 located between Berkeley Drive and Pioneer Road in the County of Merced as “CalFire Firefighter Andrew Maloney Memorial Highway“.
    08/30/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 132, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 49 (Frazier) Police Sergeant Scott Lunger Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of Route 4 located between Laurel Road and Balfour Road in the County of Contra Costa as the “Police Sergeant Scott Lunger Memorial Highway“.
    08/30/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 133, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 70 (Salas) Staff Sergeant Ricardo “Ricky” Barraza Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of Route 43 from Fresno Avenue to East Los Angeles Street in the City of Shafter in the County of Kern as the “Staff Sergeant Ricardo “Ricky” Barraza Memorial Highway“.
    08/30/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 134, Statutes of 2017.
  • ACR 76 (Calderon) Officer Keith Boyer Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of I-605 from the junction of I-5 (post mile R9.612) to the Obregon Street overcrossing (post mile 13.982) in the County of Los Angeles as the “Officer Keith Boyer Memorial Highway“.
    08/31/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 137, Statutes of 2017.
  • SCR 25 (Portantino) State highways: Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial.
    Requests that the Department of Transportation erect informational signs on the Fair Oaks Avenue exit of I-210 in the City of Pasadena, directing motorists to the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial.
    07/18/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 106, Statutes of 2017.
  • SCR 46 (Gaines) Thomas J. Cosgrove Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of the Route 65 Lincoln Highway in the County of Placer from Lincoln Boulevard (postmile R12.87) to Nelson Lane (postmile R15.55) as the “Thomas J. Cosgrove Memorial Highway“.
    07/18/17 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 108, Statutes of 2017.

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I checked the CTC Liaison page for the results of the CTC meetings from June 2017 through August 2017 (i.e., June and August 2017). 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

*** (Jun) (1a) Request to: [Approved.]

  • Add 93 new projects into the 2016 SHOPP.
  • Revise 204 projects currently programmed in the 2016 SHOPP.
  • Develop 2 Long Lead projects.

The bulk of these were repair or rehabilitation items, such as “Remove slide debris, reconstruct embankment slipouts, and repair drainage systems.” or “Repair bridge scour.” or “Stabilize slide and reconstruct roadway.”. These are below the level of interest that necessitates a page change: I focus on new bridges, new lanes, significant traffic control changes, and so forth. Some, however, are quite interesting, such as Route 162‘s “In Oroville, from Route 70 to Lower Wyandotte Road. Repair pavement from large-scale truck haul from Oroville Dam Spillway work.” The following, however, were of sufficient interest to update pages:

  • 01-Hum-299 R14.7/R15.7 On Route 299: Near Blue Lake, from 2.2 miles east of Simpson Road to 3.2 miles east of Simpson Road. Widen shoulders, and install rumble strips and guardrailing. $0 (R/W) $1,386,000 (C) PA&ED: 09/01/2018 R/W: 07/01/2019 RTL: 07/01/2019 BC: 12/01/2019
  • 01-Hum-299 30.7/37.7 On Route 299: Near Willow Creek, from 0.1 mile east of Cedar Creek Road to 1.1 miles west of Route 96. Widen shoulders, place high-friction surface treatment (HFST), install rumble strips, guardrail, and cable net drapery. $19,000 (R/W) $11,388,000 (C) PA&ED: 07/01/2018 R/W: 07/01/2019 RTL: 08/01/2019 BC: 01/01/2020
  • 01-Lak-20 5.1/5.7 On Route 20: Near Upper Lake, from 0.4 mile west to 0.2 mile east of Witter Springs Road. Curve improvement, shoulder widening, and add left-turn pocket and rumble strips. $234,000 (R/W) $7,441,000 (C) PA&ED: 04/08/2019 R/W: 04/01/2020 RTL: 04/15/2020 BC: 12/03/2020
  • 01-Men-1 6.5/9.5 On Route 1: Near Gualala, from 0.4 mile north of Havens Neck Drive to 0.5 mile south of Iverson Road. Widen shoulders and install edge-line rumble strips and guardrail. $433,000 (R/W) $519,000 (C) PA&ED: 01/11/2019 R/W: 02/15/2020 RTL: 03/01/2020 BC: 09/15/2020
  • 03-Nev-20 29.7/30.9 On Route 20: Near Nevada City, from 0.1 mile east of White Cloud Campground to 0.9 mile west of Washington Road. Curve improvement, shoulder widening and improve clear recovery zone. $613K (R/W) $8,237K (C) $3,649K (Support) PA&ED: 02/01/2019 R/W: 05/01/2020 RTL: 05/01/2020 BC: 11/01/2020
  • 03-Sac-12 0.4/0.9 Route 12: Near Rio Vista, at Route 160. Intersection improvements. $6K (R/W) $2,468K (C) $2,000K (Support) PA&ED: 08/01/2018 R/W: 09/01/2019 RTL: 09/15/2019 BC: 03/15/2020
  • 08-Riv-79 5.4/11.4 Route 79: Near Temecula, from 3.1 miles north of Route 371 to 1.1 miles south of Pauba Road. Construct 8 foot shoulders and rumble strip $1,705K (R/W) $43,272K (C) $10,359K (Support) PA&ED: 11/19/2019 R/W: 10/19/2021 RTL: 11/20/2021 BC: 08/20/2022

*** (Jun) (2f) The Department and the Tehama County Transportation Commission propose unprogramming the Los Molinos – Phase III project on I-5 (PPNO 2528) and delaying PS&E from FY 18-19 to FY 19-20 and construction from FY 19-20 to FY 20-21 and also updating the project scope and funding plan for the 99W (Former US 99) from Gyle Road to I 5 project (PPNO 2569) in Tehama County. [Approved.]

*** (Jun) (2j) Monterey County (County) proposes to amend the 2016 STIP to delay $1,700,000 in Regional Improvement Program (RIP) construction funds from Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 to FY 2018-19 for the Route 68 Safety and Operational Improvements at Corral de Tierra project (PPNO 1813A), in Monterey County. [Withdrawn from Consent Calendar and Approved..]

*** (Jun) (2k) The Department and the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) propose to amend the 2016 STIP to delay $31,555,000 in Regional Improvement Program funding ($5,800,000 Construction Support and $25,755,000 Construction Capital) from Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 to FY 2018-19 for the Route 60 Truck Climbing/Descending Lanes project (PPNO 0046J) in Riverside County. [Approved.]

*** (Jun) (3d) The Department and Kern County Council of Governments propose to de-program $20,640,000 $26,372,000 in savings from the TCRP Program (projects on a variety of routes that had savings or could not be used by the June 30, 2017 deadline — the ones on the state highway system were Route 132 (Route 132 Expressway), an unallocated project on Route 65, Route 10 Palm Drive Interchange, Route 10 Apache Trail Interchange) to fund TCRP Project 113, Route 46 Expressway – Segment 4A Phase 1. (PPNO 3386A) [Approved.]

*** (Jun) (3e) The Department and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority propose to de-program $35,970,000 in savings from the TCRP Program (including projects on I-10 and I-405) to fund TCRP Project 38.2, Los Angeles -San Fernando Valley Transit Extension and TCRP 50, Route 71. (PPNO 2741) [Approved.]

*** (Jun) (3h) The Department proposes to amend TCRP Project 148.1 – Widen Route 98 between Route 111 and Route 7 in Imperial County to update the project schedule and funding plan. (PPNO 0042A) [Approved.]

*** (Aug) (1a) SHOPP Amendments – Approval Request to: [Approved, as modified. (On Attachment 2 – Corrections to Project 4 (PNNO 3255), Project 17 (PPNO

8378) and Project 28 (PPNO 6925).) On Attachment 3 – Project 9 (08-Riverside -74 – PM 13.2/34.0) – In and near cities of Lake Elsinore, Perris, Menifee and Hemet… Withdrawn prior to CTC Meeting.]

  • Add 81 new projects into the 2016 SHOPP
  • Revise 13 12 projects currently programmed in the 2016 SHOPP

As with June, most of these are below the interest of the highway pages — loads of failed culverts, failed slopes, roadway rehabilitation — all coming from either the storms, other disasters, or deferred maintenance. The following exceptions were of interest:

  • 01-Men-1 71.2/71.4 Route 1: Near Fort Bragg, from 0.03 mile south to 0.07 mile north of Abalobadiah Creek. Curve improvement and shoulder widening. $263K (R/W) $1,991K (C) $2,941K (Support). PA&ED: 11/01/2018 R/W: 02/15/2020 RTL: 03/01/2020 BC: 08/01/2020
  • 03-Nev-20 37.1/39.8 Route 20: Near Emigrant Gap, from 0.3 mile west of Excelsior Point Road to 1.3 mile west of Zeibright Road. Curve improvement and widen shoulders. $1,380K (R/W) $27,480K (C) $10,620K (Support) PA&ED: 02/01/2019 R/W: 04/15/2020 RTL: 05/15/2020 BC: 11/15/2020
  • 05-SBt-25 18.8/19.1 Route 25: Near Pinnacles National Park, from 0.7 miles north of San Benito Lateral/Old Hernandez Road to 2.4 miles south of Route 146. Improve curve and flatten slope. $363K (R/W) $4,265K (C) $4,788K (Support) PA&ED: 11/13/2018 R/W: 02/19/2020 RTL: 04/06/2020 BC: 10/28/2020
  • 07-LA-110 25.8/30.6 Route 110: In the city of Los Angeles and South Pasadena, between Figueroa Street and Orange Grove Avenue. Convert outside lane to a dynamic lane/shoulder that can switch between the two depending on prevailing traffic conditions. This will require Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) monitored by the TMC. $4,982K (R/W) $25,284K (C) $13,278K (Support) PA&ED: 12/18/2018 R/W: 05/16/2020 RTL: 06/01/2020 BC: 02/26/2021
  • 10-Cal-4 16.1 Route 4: Near Angels Camp, at West Branch Cherokee Creek Bridge No. 30-0036. Replace bridge. $278K (R/W) $2,000K (C) $3,341K (Support) PA&ED: 08/06/2019 R/W: 02/04/2021 RTL: 08/11/2021 BC: 02/28/2022. PA&ED is the only authorized phase in FY 2017-18.
  • 04-Ala-680 M0.0/R21.9 I-680: In and near Fremont, Pleasanton, and Dublin, from 0.3 mile south of Scott Creek Road to 0.3 mile north of Alcosta Boulevard. Install ramp meters, ramp HOV bypass lanes, and traffic operations systems (TOS). $800K (R/W) $28,300K (C) $11,300K (Support) PA&ED: 11/16/2016 R/W: 07/16/2018 RTL: 08/01/2018 BC: 03/04/2019

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

No Items / No Items of Interest in the Review Period.

2.2a. Submittal of Notice of Preparation for Comments

No Items / No Items of Interest in the Review Period.

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

No Items / No Items of Interest in the Review Period.

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

*** (Jun) (1) Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding [Approved.]

  1. 01-Men-271, PM 17.70/18.00 McCoy Creek Bridge Replacement Project: Replace existing bridge on Route 271 in Mendocino County. (MND) (PPNO 4545) (SHOPP)
  2. 09-Iny-190, PM 69.2/69.8 Town Pass Curve Correction Project: Construct roadway improvements for a curve correction on a portion of Route 190 in Inyo County. (MND) (PPNO 0610) (SHOPP)
  3. 10-Cal-4, PM 12.66/19.10 Route 4 Wagon Trail Realignment Project: Construct roadway improvements on a portion of Route 4 in Calaveras County. (MND) (PPNO 3067) (STIP)
  4. 12-Ora-22, PM R3.9/R10.8 Route 22 Eastbound Improvement Project: Construct safety improvements on a portion of Route 22 in Orange County. (MND) (PPNO 2941) (SHOPP)

*** (Aug) (1) Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding: [Approved.]

  1. 01-Lak-175, PM R25/27.5 Lak 175-Middletown Shoulders: Construct roadway improvements including shoulder widening on a portion of Route 175 in Lake County. (MND) (PPNO 3080) (SHOPP)
  2. 03-Nev-80, PM 19.0/19.4 Nev-80 Floriston Sand and Salt House Demolition and Relocation Project: Demolish and rebuild an existing sand and salt house on Caltrans right-of way on I-80 in Nevada County. (ND) (PPNO 4296) (SHOPP)
  3. 03-Sac-50, PM L0.2/R6.1 Sac 50 Phase 2 High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Project: Construct HOV Lanes in both directions on a portion of US 50 in Sacramento County. (MND) (EA 3F360) (Local)
  4. 04-CC-242, PM R0.1/R1.9 Route 242/Clayton Road Ramps Project: Construct roadway and interchange improvements on Route 242 at Clayton Road in Contra Costa County. (ND) (EA 3G820) (Local)
  5. 08-Riv-15, PM 46.7/49.7 I-15/Limonite Avenue Interchange Improvements Project: Construct interchange improvements on I-15 at Limonite Avenue in Riverside County. (MND) (EA 0E1500) (Local)
  6. 05-Mon-101, PM R41.3/R41.8 Salinas River Bridges Seismic Retrofit Project: Construct seismic improvements to an existing bridge on US 101 in Monterey County. (MND) (PPNO 2454) (SHOPP)

*** (Aug) (3) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 09-Iny-395 PM 29.2/41.8 Olancha/Cartago Four-Lane Project: Widen and realign a portion of US 395 in Inyo County. (FEIR) (PPNO 0170) (STIP) [Approved.]

*** (Aug) (4) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 09-Mno-395 PM 88.42/91.55 Aspen Fales Shoulder Widening Project: Widen shoulders on a portion of US 395 in Mono County. (FEIR) (PPNO 2600) (SHOPP) [Approved.]

*** (Aug) (5) Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding: 03– Placer El Dorado County Western Placerville Interchange Project: Construct interchange improvements to Placerville Drive and Forni Road on US 50. (MND) (PPNO 1217A) (STIP) (SHOPP) [Approved, as modified.]

*** (Aug) (7) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 07-LA-110, PM 24.0/30.4 Route 110 Safety Enhancement Project: Construct roadway improvements on a portion of Route 110 in Los Angeles County. (FEIR) (PPNO 4617 & PPNO 4588) (SHOPP) [Approved.]

2.3a. Route Adoptions

No Items / No Items of Interest in the Review Period.

2.3b. New Public Road Connection

No Items / No Items of Interest in the Review Period.

2.3c. Relinquishments

*** (Jun) Three Relinquishment Resolutions: [Approved.]

  1. 10-Cal-4-PM-21.4 Right of way on Route 4 (Vallecito Road) from the east end of the Angels Creek Bridge to Route 49, in the city of Angels (Angels Camp). Resolution R-3989 [Note: The interesting thing here was (a) the discovery that Vallecito Road was Route 4S in the postmile tool, and (b) there is a Bridge of the Week site that covered the Angels Camp Bridge]
  2. 11-SD-805-PM R27.0 Right of way along Route 805 at Carroll Canyon Road, in the city of San Diego. Resolution R-3990
  3. 11-SD-905-PM-R10.3/R10.9 Right of way along Route 905 on Otay Mesa Road, in the county of San Diego. Resolution R-3991

*** (Aug) Two Relinquishment Resolutions: [Approved.]

  1. 05-Mon-101-PM-100.3/101.3 Right of way along Route 101 from Dunbarton Road to the San Benito County line, in the county of Monterey. Resolution R-3992
  2. 08-SBd-58-PM R33.4, 08-SBd-15-PM 71.5/72.0 Right of way along Route 15 at L Street (and Route 58), in the city of Barstow. Resolution R-3993

2.3d. Vacation Resolutions

No Items / No Items of Interest in the Review Period.

2.5a Minor Projects

No Items / No Items of Interest in the Review Period.

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

*** (Jun) (1) Request of $261,557,000 $242,128,000 for 27 26 SHOPP projects. [Approved, as modified: Project 7, PPNO 04-0064Q San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Toll Plaza withdrawn prior to the meeting.] Most projects were pavement rehabilitation, erosion controls, and other things below the interest of the specific route pages. The following allocations were of interest:

  • Shasta 02-Sha-44 R4.6/R6.4 $5,770,000 Route 44: Near Palo Cedro, from Clough Creek bridge to 0.6 mile west of Deschutes Road overcrossing. Outcome/Output: Improve at-grade intersection operations and safety by constructing an overcrossing at Stillwater Road with right-turn-only in and out movements to Route 44. Future consideration of funding approved under Resolution E-05-14; August 2005.
  • Tulare 06-Tul-190 0.0/8.0 $16,900,000 Route 190: Tulare County, from west of Route 99/Route 190 Separation to west of Road 184. Outcome/Output: Rehabilitate deteriorating pavement and realign new traveled way and shoulders to meet current standards. The project is necessary to improve safety and ride quality. Future consideration of funding approved under Resolution E-13-61; August 2013.
  • Los Angeles 07-LA-110 8.0/9.0 $31,129,000 Route 110: In Los Angeles County, from I-405/I-110 Interchange to Torrance Boulevard Off-ramp. Outcome/Output: Construct auxiliary lane, realign loop connectors and signalize the southbound I-110 off-ramps to Torrance/Del Amo Boulevard and Hamilton Avenue. The project is necessary to reduce congestion, improve highway operations and mobility.

2.5c Financial Allocations for STIP Projects

*** (Aug) (2) Request of $5,542,000 for the locally administered Western Placerville Interchanges Phase 2 STIP project in El Dorado County, on the State Highway System. (PPNO 1217A) [Approved.]

2.5d Allocations for Projects with Costs that Exceed 20 Percent of the Programmed Amount

*** (Aug) (1) Request to allocate $192,630,000 for the Kramer Junction STIP project on Route 58 in San Bernardino County; construction capital for $172,630,000 (23.8 percent over the programmed amount) and construction support for $20,000,000 (27.6 percent over the programmed amount). (PPNO 0215C) [Approved.]

*** (Aug) (2) Request to allocate $9,491,000 for one SHOPP Collision Reduction project on Route 110 in Los Angeles County; construction capital for $8,660,000 (43.6 percent over the programmed amount) and construction support for $831,000. (PPNO 4617) [Approved, as modified.]

2.5e Supplemental Fund Allocations

No Items / No Items of Interest in the Review Period.

2.5f Financial Allocations for SHOPP

*** (Jun) Informational Reports on Allocations Under Delegated Authority [Information Only.]

  • Emergency G-11 Allocations (2.5f. (1)): $258,858,000 for 87 projects. These were almost all storm related repairs.
  • SHOPP Safety Sub-Allocations (2.5f. (3)): $4,438,000 for three projects. None reached the level for the highway pages (being things like ADA compliance, left turn pockets, safety improvements)
  • Minor G-05-16 Allocations (2.5f. (4)) : $4,912,000 for seven projects. All minor.

*** (Aug) Informational Reports on Allocations Under Delegated Authority [Information Only.]

  • Emergency G-11 Allocations (2.5f . (1)): $134,230,000 for 42 projects.
  • SHOPP Safety Sub allocations: (2.5f . (3)): $77,466,000 for 12 projects .
  • Minor G-05-16 Allocations: (2.5f . (4)): $2,568,000 for four projects.

Most of the above were not of interest, again, being storm repairs, minor repairs, no route changes. The following, however, were of interest:

  • San Bernardino 08-SBd-395 39.0/45.9 $28,597,000 US 395: Near Adelanto, from 2.5 miles north of Kramer Hills to Route 58. Outcome/Output: Widen median and shoulders and construct rumble strip to reduce the number and severity of traffic collisions. Future consideration of funding approved under Resolution E-15-56; October 2015.
  • San Diego 11-SD-8 R0.3/1.7 $15,844,000 I-8: In the city of San Diego, from 0.1 mile west of Morena Boulevard to 0.5 miles west of Hotel Circle Drive Undercrossing. Outcome/Output: Enhance striping and signage on westbound I-8 and add an additional westbound lane to distribute traffic more evenly approaching the I-5 Connector. The project will reduce the severity and number of traffic collision.

2.5g Prop 1B Project Allocations

*** (Jun) (1a-1p) Allocation Amendments to deallocate CMIA funding on the following projects: [Approved.] These all reflect savings when the project was closed out, freeing funding for other purposes. They don’t really rise to the level of things I capture on my pages, but are interesting none-the-less.

  • Route 50 HOV Lanes – El Dorado Hills Boulevard to Bass Lake Road project in El Dorado County: deallocate $7,354.
  • White Rock Road Widening project in Sacramento County: deallocate $1,253,061.
  • Freeway Performance Initiative – TOS and Ramp Metering Elements project in Alameda County: deallocate $932,506.
  • Route 580 Eastbound HOV Lane Segment 2 – Portola Avenue to Hacienda Drive project in Alameda County: deallocate $860,657.
  • I-80 Integrated Corridor Mobility Transportation Operations System project in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties: deallocate $438,782.
  • Westbound I-580 to Northbound US 101 Connector Improvements project in Marin County: deallocate $866,739.
  • Route 101 Marin-Sonoma Narrows – HOV Lane project (Contract 1) in Marin County: deallocate $1,170,227.
  • I-80 HOV Lanes project in Solano County: deallocate $1,290,610.
  • Union Valley Parkway Interchange project in Santa Barbara County: deallocate $350,261.
  • Route 198 Four-Lane Expressway project in Kings and Tulare Counties: deallocate $241,987.
  • Route 219 Widening project in Stanislaus County: deallocate $1,226,844.
  • I-15 Managed Lanes South Segment – Unit 2 project in San Diego County: deallocate $5,072,740.
  • Route 91 Widening – Route 55 to Weir Canyon Road project in Orange County: deallocate $208,451.
  • Widen Ramp for Deceleration Lane project in Orange County: deallocate $171,965.

*** (Jun) (1q) Request to remove $11,760,000 in TFA funding, reducing the original construction allocation to $0 and increasing the original CMIA construction allocation by $11,760,000, to $22,057,000 for the I-15/I-215 Interchange to Scott Road project in Riverside County. (PPNO 9991A) [Specifically: amend Resolutions CMIA-AA-1011-012 and STIP1B-AA-1011-005 to deallocate $11,760,000 in STIP and reallocate $11,760,000 in CMIA for the Route 15/215 Interchange to Scott Road project (PPNO 9991A) in Riverside County, thereby reducing the STIP construction allocation of $11,760,000 to $0, and increasing the CMIA construction allocation of $10,297,000 to $22,057,000.] [Approved.] This was below the level of interest for my pages.

*** (Aug) (5) Request for $3,600,000 for TCIF Project 126 – I-80/Route 65 Interchange Phase 1-Third Lane project, Placer County. (PPNO TC126) [Approved.]

2.5t Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) Allocations

*** (Jun) (2a) Request of $10,800,000 for three State administered Tier 2 TCRP projects, on the State Highway System. Resolution TFP-16-21 [Approved.] The following projects were of interest:

  • Los Angeles 07-LA-71 0.5/ 4.8 $8,800,000 Project 50 – Route 71 Expwy to Fwy Conversion (Route 10 to Route 60) . In Pomona, between Route 10 and Route 60. Add one mixed flow lane and one HOV lane in each direction on Route 71. Future Consideration of Funding approved under Resolution E-02-48; October 2002. Outcome/Output: The project proposes to upgrade 3.2 miles of existing four-lane expressway to an eight-lane freeway by adding 6.4 lane miles of mixed flow and 6.4 lane miles of concurrent flow HOV lanes. Allocation to come from TCRP savings as follows: • Tier 2: $8,800,000 from TCRP Project 52 – HOV and Auxiliary Lanes, Waterford to Route 10
  • Imperial 11-Imp-98 32.1/32.5 $1,000,000 Project 148.1 – Route 98 Widening. In Imperial County. In Calexico from just west of Route 111 to Rockwood Avenue. Widen Route 98. Future Consideration of Funding approved under Resolution E-14-19; May 2014. Outcome/Output: The project will improve traffic operations, provide congestion relief and add capacity to accommodate for growth by widening through the intersection with Route 111, adding signalized intersections, providing sidewalks and a Class 1 bike lane. This is a Tier 2 project-Allocation and is consistent with the Commission’s TCRP Close-out policy approved May 2017

*** (Jun) (2f) Request of $24,669,000 $28,001,000 for the State administered multi-funded TCRP/STIP Project 113-Route 46 Widening – Segment 4A project, in Kern County, on the State Highway System. (PPNO 3386C) [Approved.]: Kern 06-Ker-46 30.5/33.5 $28,001,000 Project 113 – Route 46 Widening – Segment 4A. In and near Lost Hills, from Lost Hills Road to 0.9 mile east of I-5. Widen from 2 to 4 lanes. Future Consideration of Funding approved under Resolution E-06-30; October 2006 This is a Tier 2 TCRP Project allocation consistent with the Commission’s TCRP Close-out policy approved May 2017.

*** (Jun) (2m) Allocation Amendment – TCRP Project. Request the reallocation of $536,000 for Environmental on TCRP Project 87.2 – Build two new freeway connector ramp projects in San Diego County. (PPNO 0356) [Approved.]: This is a financial re-allocation of $536,000 for TCRP Project 87.2 – Route 94/Route 125; build two new freeway connector ramps project (PPNO 0356) in San Diego County. Re-allocate $536,000 in previously allocated funds for PA&ED.

4. TCIF and Aeronautic Program Updates / Policy Matters

*** (Aug) (4.17) Trade Corridors Improvement Fund Program Amendment: Add Project No. 126, I-80/Route 65 Interchange Phase 1-Third Lane Project in Placer County Resolution TCIF-P-1718-01 [Approved.]

*** (Aug) (4.19) Trade Corridors Improvement Fund Baseline Agreement: Approve the Baseline Agreement for Project No. 126, I-80/Route 65 Interchange Phase 1-Third Lane Project in Placer County Resolution TCIF-P-1718-03B [Approved.]

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