Time for another round of updates. As always, you can keep up to date with me by following my blog at California Highways, as well as following the California Highways Facebook group. I’ve set up Facebook to get the regular Metro.Net headline posting, and I regularly highlight any highway related articles I find on the net. It is also your place to share news about California Highways, and I pick up that news from there for these updates.
Speaking of updates… Entries for the following routes were updated based on my reading of the papers (which are posted to California Highways Facebook group) as well as any backed up email changes. I also reviewed the the AAroads forum and misc.transport.road. This resulted in changes on the following routes, with credit as indicated [my research(1), contributions of information or leads (via direct mail or Usenet) from Anneliese Ågren(2), Ron Langum (3), Joan Levy(4), and Joel Windmiller(5)]: Route 4(1,3), I-5(1), I-10(1), I-15(1),Route 24(1), Route 56(1), Route 60(1), Route 78(2), Route 84(1), Route 91(1), Route 99(1,5), US 101(1,4), I-110/Route 110(1),Route 118(1), Route 138(1), I-215(1), Route 238(1), I-280(1), I-405(1),I-710(1).
Checked for updates to the list of classified highways. There were no updates.
Reviewed the Pending Legislation page. Discovered that the state legislature has a new website to obtain bill information, which also permits subscribing to changes to bills and comments on bills, and provides a better indication of bill status. Noted the passage of the following items:
- AB 57 (Beall) Metropolitan Transportation Commission.The Metropolitan Transportation Commission Act creates the Metropolitan Transportation Commission as a regional agency in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area with comprehensive regional transportation planning and other related responsibilities. Existing law requires the commission to consist of 19 members, including 2 members each from the Counties of Alameda and Santa Clara, and one member appointed by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and establishes a 4-year term of office for members of the commission.This bill would, instead, require the commission to consist of 21 members, including one member appointed by the Mayor of the City of Oakland and one member appointed by the Mayor of the City of San Jose. The bill would require the initial term of those 2 members to end in February 2015. The bill would prohibit more than 3 members of the commission from being
residents of the same county, as specified. The bill would require the member from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission to be a member of that commission, a resident of San Francisco, and to be approved by the Mayor of San Francisco. By imposing new requirements on a local agency, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Chaptered 7/13/2012.Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 88, Statutes of 2012.
- ACR 117 (Achadjian)The California Highway Patrol Officer Brett J. Oswald Memorial Interchanges.Designates the interchange at Route 101 and Route 46 East, and anysubsequent interchange constructed to replace that interchange, in the Cityof Paso Robles as the “California Highway Patrol Officer Brett J.Oswald Memorial Interchange“.
06/29/12 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res.Chapter 63, Statutes of 2012.
- ACR 129 (Conway) Corporal Jared Verbeek Memorial OvercrossingDesignates the South Giddings Avenue overcrossing of Route 198 in the Cityof Visalia as the “Corporal Jared Verbeek Memorial Overcrossing“.
07/05/12 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res.Chapter 65, Statutes of 2012.
I checked the CTC Liaison page for the results of the June meeting. The following items were of interest:
2.1a. State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Amendments
(2) The Department and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) propose to amend the 2012 STIP and for the Route 11 and Otay Mesa Port of Entry project (PPNO’s 0999A, 0999B, and 0999C) in San Diego County to revise the project funding plans.
2.1b Amendments for Notice – STIP
The Department proposes to amend the 2012 STIP for the Route 98 Widening (West of Route 111) Phase 1 project (PPNO 0549A) in
Imperial County, to down scope the project limits and revise the funding plan.
2.1c Proposition 1B Amendments for Action
(1) CMIA Project Amendments
(1b) The Department, the San Bernardino Associated Governments and the Riverside County Transportation Commission propose to amend the CMIA baseline agreement for the I-215 Bi-County HOV Gap Closure project (PPNO 0041G) to update the project funding plan and the delivery schedule in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.The Department proposes to amend the 2012 STIP.
(1c) The Department, the Transportation Authority of Marin, and the Sonoma County Transportation Authority propose to amend the CMIA baseline agreement for the Marin-Sonoma Narrows (MSN) Corridor to add the scope of: (1) Construct Southbound HOV Lane, Novato Creek to Franklin Overhead (PPNO 0360M, Contract A2); (2) Construct Northbound HOV Lane, from Atherton Avenue to 1.4 miles south of Redwood Landfill Road (PPNO 0360S, Contract A3); (3) Replace Widen 101/Route 116 Separation Bridges (PPNO 0360R, Contract C3), as approved in Resolution CMIA-P-1112-023B in June 2012, and update the project funding plan.The Department proposes to amend the 2012 STIP.
(2) Proposition 1B Route 99 Project Amendments for Action
(2a) The Department proposes to amend the Route 99 (South Stockton) Widening Project (PPNO 7668) in San Joaquin County to revise the project funding plan and schedule, and split off a follow-up landscaping project.
(2b) The Department proposes to amend the Route 99 Widening in Manteca and San Joaquin Phase 1 Project (PPNO 7634A), Project 2 Project (PPNO 7634B0), and Phase 3 Project (PPNO 7634C) in San Joaquin County to revise the project funding plans and schedules.
(2c) The Department proposes to amend the Route 99 Avenue 12 Interchange Project (PPNO 5346) in Madera County to revise the
project funding plan and limits.
(5) Proposition 1B TCIF Project Amendments for Action
(5e) The Department and the Port of Los Angeles propose to amend the TCIF baseline agreement for Project 19 (Route 110/Route 47 Interchange project [PPNO TC19]) in Los Angeles County to revise the schedule and project funding plan.
(5g) The Department and the Port of Los Angeles propose to amend the TCIF baseline agreement for Project 20 (State Route 110
Freeway and C Street Interchange Improvements project [PPNO TC20]) in Los Angeles County to revise the schedule and project funding plan.
2.2c. Environmental Matters — Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding, Route Adoption or New Public Road
(1) Approval of Four Projects for Future Consideration of Funding:
- 04-CC-80, PM 3.8/5.3 I-80/San Pablo Dam Road Interchange Project. (MND) (PPNO 0242J) (STIP)
- 08-SBd-40, PM 85.2 I-40 Two Bridges Replacement Project. (MND) (PPNO 0206S) (SHOPP)
- 08-SBd-15, PM 14.0/R16.4 08-SBd-215, PM 16.0/17.8 I-15/I-215 Interchange Improvement Project (MND) (PPNO 170M) (STIP)
- 10-Sta-99, PM R21.9/R23.1 10-Sta-219, PM 0.0/0.3 State Route 99/State Route 219 (Kiernan Avenue) Interchange Reconstruction Project (MND) (PPNO 9463)
(2) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 11-SD-11, PM 0.0/2.8, 11-SD-905, PM R8.4/10.1, 11-SD-125, PM 0.5,
Route 11 and the Otay Mesa East Port of Entry, Phase II (FEIR) (PPNO 0999) (TCIF)
(9) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 03 – Sacramento County Modify existing Elk Grove Boulevard/Route 99 Interchange in the city of Elk Grove. (FEIR)
(10) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 08 – San Bernardino County Widen and improve a section of
Greenspot Road between Route 210 and Boulder Avenue, including Route 210 northbound ramps termini and the Boulder Avenue Intersection in San Bernardino County. (FEIR) (SLPP)
(12) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 03 – Placer County Construct curb, gutter, sidewalk, water
quality, and other aesthetic improvements on Route 28 including new off-street parking in Placer County. (FEIR) (STIP) (PPNO 4679)
2.3b. New Public Road Connection
(2) New Public Road Connection: A New Public Road Connection to I-15 at Duncan Canyon Road in the city of Fontana 08-SBd-15 PM 11.0
2.3c. Relinquishment Resolutions
Five Relinquishment Resolutions:
- 04-CC-4-PM 23.1 Right of way along Route 4 on Railroad Avenue, in the city of Pittsburg.
- 07-LA-66-PM 3.2/5.3 Right of way on Route 66 between the city limits of Pomona and Upland, in the city of Claremont.
- 07-LA-405-PM 38.9/39.0 Right of way along Route 405 on Dickens Street, in the city of Los Angeles.
- 10-SJ-99-PM 20.2/20.9 Right of way along Route 99 at Cherokee and Waterloo Roads, in the county of San Joaquin.
- 10-Mer-59-PM 23.3 Right of way along Route 59 on Oakdale Road, in the county of Merced.
2.5b. Financial Allocations for State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) Projects
(1) Financial Allocation: $111,336,000 for 26 SHOPP projects. Projects on the following routes were of interest: Route 95. Most of
the other projects were on the order of roadway rehabilitation, bridge joint repair, and other similar maintenance activities.
(2) Financial Allocation: $114,603,000 for five SHOPP projects amended into the SHOPP by Department Action. These were all
roadway rehabilitations contingent on the passage of the budget act. They included rehabilitation of I-40, Route 62, and at various locations in San Diego County.
2.5c. Financial Allocations for State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Projects
(1a) Financial Allocation: $31,600,000 in Federal Transportation BIP funds for the Route 11/Route 905 Freeway-to-Freeway
Connectors (PPNO 0999A) State administered project in San Diego County on the State Highway System.
2.5g. Financial Allocation Amendments
(1) Corridor Mobility Improvement Program (CMIA) Program Amendments
(1k) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original CMIA allocation for construction by $24,075,000, from $58,353,000 to $34,278,000, from the I-805 HOV Managed Lanes-South (Palomar to Route 54) (PPNO 0730B) project in San Diego County to reflect award savings.
(1l) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original CMIA allocation for Construction by $3,900,000, from $32,900,000 to
$29,000,000, and SLPP allocation for Construction by $1,147,000, from $9,681,000 to $8,534,000 for the Route 4 East Widening – Segment 3A (PPNO 0192I) project in Contra Costa County to reflect award savings.
(2) Proposition 1B State Route (SR) 99 Bond Program Amendments
(2f) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original Route 99 Corridor allocation for construction by $48,640,000, from
$127,000,000 to $78,360,000, for the Arboleda Road Freeway project (PPNO 5414) in Merced County, to reflect contract award savings.
(2g) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original Route 99 Corridor allocation for construction by $4,581,000, from
$23,110,000 to $18,529,000, for the Elverta Road at Route 99 project (PPNO 0259D) in Sacramento County, to reflect contract award savings.