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March / April / May 2013 Updates to California Highways

Written By: cahwyguy - Mon May 27, 2013 @ 4:53 pm PDT

userpic=roadgeekingWhat did you do over Memorial Day weekend? Me — I updated the highway pages.

It’s been a busy time, and time for highway page updates have been few and far between. As always, you can keep up to date with me by following my blog at California Highways (just follow the “Roadgeeking” category). There you will find bi-monthly collections of articles related to California Highways, as well as other items of interest. There is also a California Highways Facebook group, where you can post updates.

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; I’ve given up on misc.transport.road. This resulted in changes on the following routes, with credit as indicated [my research(*), contributions of information or leads (via direct mail) from Mike Ballard(1), Henry at AARoads(2), Xuan Luo(3), Robert J. Pachinger(4), Curtis Reeves(5), Joel Windmiller(6)]: Route 1(*), Route 2(*,1), Route 4(*), I-5(*), Route 12(*), I-15(*), Route 19(*), Route 23(*), Route 27(*), Route 29(*), Former US 40(*,6), Route 48(4,5), US 50(*), Route 79(*), I-80(*), Route 91(*), Route 99(*,6), US 101(*), Route 103(*), Route 133(*), Route 134(*), Route 135(*), Route 148(6), Route 156(*), Route 170(1), Route 178(*), Route 241(*), I-280(*),I-405(*), I-580(*), I-680(*),I-710(1), I-805(*), I-880(*), El Camino Real(3). For a number of the larger routes, I made an effort to get the status and structures into the correct geographical order; specifically, this was done for US 50, Route 99, Route 299. I plan to do it for a few of the larger ones (such as US 101) as time permits.

Added a link to the Western Map Co Freeway and Artery Map of Los Angeles (1963). Added a link to the Unbuilt Freeways of San Francisco(2). Updated the links to Mike Ballards SCV Resources page.

Reviewed the Pending Legislation page. The new California Legislature site is very nice, but it occasionally switches to another bill when moving tabs. As usually, I recommend to every Californian that they visit the legislative website regularly and see what their legis-critters are doing. The legislature has been busy introducting bills and resolutions (over 1,000 of them in the Assembly, and almost 700 in the State Senate). However, none of them has reached the point where they have been sent to the Governor for signature.

I checked the CTC Liaison page for the results of the CTC meetings held in March and May 2013. The following items were of interest:

2.1a. State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Amendments

*** [Mar] (3b) The Modoc County Transportation Commission proposes to amend the 2012 STIP to delete the Alturas Route 299 Improvements project (PPNO 3368) in Modoc County. (Deferred)

2.1b. STIP Amendments for Notice

*** [May] (19) The Department and the Orange County Transportation Authority propose to amend the 2012 STIP for the I-5 HOV Lane – South of Avenida Vista Hermosa to South of Pacific Coast Highway project (PPNO 2531E) to reduce RIP construction by $10,000,000, from $56,779,000 to $46,779,000 and backfill with CMAQ funding. It is also proposed to reprogram the $10,000,000 in RIP funds to the design phase of a new STIP project, I-5 Widening – El Toro Road to Route 73 (PPNO 2640B) in Orange County. (Information only. )

*** [May] (20) The Orange County Transportation Authority proposes to amend the 2012 STIP to delay $224,000 in RIP PA&ED from FY 2013-14 to FY 2014-15 for the I-405 Southbound Auxiliary Lane – University to Sand Canyon project (PPNO 4956) in Orange County. (Information only. )

*** [May] (23) The Department, the City of Alturas and the Modoc County Transportation Commission propose to amend the 2012 STIP to reduce the scope of the Alturas Route 299 Improvements project (PPNO 3368), decreasing the programmed RIP funding by $1,010,000, from $3,244,000 to $2,234,000 and removing $1,052,000 of programmed RIP TE funds. It is also proposed to program $1,173,000 of RIP funding to a new Pedestrian Improvements project along the Alturas Central Business District (PPNO 2534) in Modoc County (Information only. )

*** [May] (27) The Department and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) propose to amend the 2012 STIP, the CMIA Baseline Agreement, and TCRP Project #42 for the Route 5 Carpool Lane-Orange County Line to I-605 project (I-5 South Corridor project) in Los Angeles County to program an additional $35,709,000 from Los Angeles County’s share balance and to update the project funding plan and schedule for the corridor. (Information only. )

2.1c Proposition 1B Amendments for Action

*** [Mar] (1b) Financial Allocation: $840,000 in supplemental funds for one previously voted multi-funded project to complete construction of the La Barr Meadows Widening project (PPNO 4107) in Nevada County. The current total allocation is $9,607,000 in CMIA/STIP funds. The request for $840,000 ($420,000 IIP and $420,000 RIP) is an increase of 8.7 percent over the current budget. (Approved.)

*** [May] (1b) Financial Allocation: $2,000,000 in STIP supplemental funds for Segment 2 (Napa County contract) of the Route 12 Jameson Canyon Widening – Phase 1 project in Napa and Solano Counties to complete construction. The Department also proposes to amend the CMIA baseline to update the project funding plan. (Approved.)

(2) Proposition 1B Route 99 Bond Program Amendments

*** [May] (2a) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original Route 99 Corridor allocation to reflect award savings, reduce construction by $1,072,000, from $9,600,000 to $8,528,000, for the North Bakersfield Widening project (PPNO 6267) in Kern County, and revise the project funding plan. (Approved)

*** [May] (2b) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original Route 99 Corridor allocation to reflect final expenditures savings, reduce design by a combined total of $2,192,000, from $6,300,000 to $4,108,000, from four projects located in Sutter, Fresno, Tulare and Merced Counties, and revise the project funding plans. (Approved)

*** [May] (2c) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original Route 99 Corridor allocation to reflect final expenditures savings, reduce environmental by $7,000, from $500,000 to $493,000, and reduce the original Route 99 Corridor allocation for design by $1,000, from $1,500,000 to $1,499,000, for the North Fresno 6-Lane project (PPNO 6274A) in Fresno County, and revise the project funding plan. (Item removed from the Consent Calendar and approved.)

*** [May] (2d) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original Route 99 Corridor allocation to reflect final expenditures saving, reduce design by $8,000, from $500,000 to $492,000, for the Goshen to Kingsburg Landscape project (PPNO 6480Y) in Tulare County, and revise the project funding plan.. (Item removed from the Consent Calendar and approved.)

(5) Proposition 1B TCIF Project Amendments for Action

*** [Mar] (5f) The Department and the Port of Los Angeles propose to amend the TCIF baseline agreement for Project 19 (Route 110 Freeway/Route 47 Interchange project [PPNO TC19]) in Los Angeles County to revise the project funding plan. (Approved, including the Yellow Replacement Item for Page 2.)

*** [May] (5a) The Department and the San Diego Association of Governments propose to amend the TCIF Baseline Agreement for Segment 1 of Project 68 (Route 11/Route 905 Freeway to Freeway Connectors project [PPNO 0999A]) to update the project funding plan. (Approved.)

*** [May] (5b) The City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (Port of Los Angeles) proposes to amend the TCIF Baseline Agreement for Project 20 (I-110 Freeway & C Street Interchange Improvements project [PPNO TC20]) to update the project funding plan and schedule. (Approved.)

2.2a. Environmental Matters — Notice of Preparation for Comments

*** [Mar] (1) Two Notices of Preparation for Comments: (Report accepted. Staff is directed to send a letter on behalf of the Commission to the Department stating that there are no comments to the Notice of Preparation; and recommending that funding to complete the project is secured, and if applicable, that consideration of funding be brought forward to the Commission for approval.)

  1. 08-SBd-10, PM 46.2/33.8 Construct improvements along an existing 24 mile segment of I-10 near and in the city of Redlands and Pomona. (NOP)
  2. 03-Pla-65, PM R4.8/R7.3 03-Pla-80, PM 1.9/6.1, Interchange improvements at I-80 and Route 65 in Placer County. (NOP).

2.2b. Environmental Matters — Notice of Availability of Draft Environment Impact Report (EIR)

*** [Mar] 08- Riverside County Mid County Parkway Project Construction of a divided highway between I-215 and Route 79 between the cities of Perris and San Jacinto in Riverside County (RDEIR/RDEIS). (Report accepted. Staff is directed to send a letter on behalf of the Commission to the Riverside County Transportation Commission stating that there are no comments to the Notice of Preparation; and recommending that funding to complete the project is secured, and if applicable, that consideration of funding be brought forward to the Commission for approval. )

*** [May] (1) Submittal of Notice of Documents Available for Comment (DEIRs): (Report accepted. Staff is directed to send a letter on behalf of the Commission to the Department stating that there are no comments to the Notice of Preparation; and recommending that funding to complete the projects is secured, and if applicable, that consideration of funding be brought forward to the Commission for approval. )

  1. 03-Sac-5, PM 9.7/22.5 I-5 Bus/Carpool Lanes Project Add bus/carpool lanes to a portion of I-5 in Sacramento County. (DEIR) (PPNO 5835) (STIP)
  2. 07-LA-57, PM R4.3/R4.5, R4.5/R4.8, 07-LA-60, PM R23.3/R26.5 Route 57/Route 60 Confluence at Grand Avenue Project Construct freeway improvements at the confluence of Route 57 and Route 60 in Los Angeles County. (DEIR) (EA 27910) (Federal, Local)
  3. 08-SBd-58, PM 22.2/31.1 Hinkley Expressway Project Widen a portion of Route 58 from two lanes to four lanes in San Bernardino County. (DEIR) (PPNO 0217F) (STIP).

*** [May] (2) Submittal of Notice of Availability for Comments: 07-LA-5 PM R45.4/R59.0 I-5 HOT Lane Project Implement High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on a portion of I-5 in and near the city of Santa Clarita. (Report accepted. Staff is directed to send a letter on behalf of the Commission to the Department stating that there are no comments to the Notice of Preparation; recommending that funding to complete the project is secured, and if applicable, that consideration of funding be brought forward to the Commission for approval; and also encouraging the Department and its partners to ensure early communication and coordination with the Commission in the event it is anticipated that approval will be requested for delivery through a design-build or public private partnership procurement or financing by the California Financing Authority.)

2.2c. Environmental Matters — Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding, Route Adoption or New Public Road

*** [Mar] (1) Five Projects for Future Consideration of Funding: (The Commission accepted each of the environmental documents and approved the five projects for future consideration of funding. )

  1. 03-Yub-65, PM 2.21 Bridge Scour Mitigation and Rehabilitation Project Perform scour mitigation at the Dry Creek Bridge in Yuba County (MND) (PPNO 9730) (SHOPP)
  2. 07-Ven-150, PM 27.37/29.4 Ven-150 Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control Project Construct slope stabilization and erosion control project on Route 150 near the city of Santa Paula. (MND) (PPNO 4404) (SHOPP)
  3. 08-SBd-95, PM 51.22/51.65 US 95 Vertical Profile and Realignment Project. Roadway improvements along a 0.43 mile section of US 95 south of the city of Needles. (MND) (PPNO 0238L) (SHOPP)
  4. 08-Riv-10, PM 44.0/45.0 I-10/ Monterey Avenue Interchange Improvement Project. Intersection improvements on I-10 at Monterey Avenue near the city of Thousand Palms. (MND) (PPNO 0007J) (SLPP)
  5. 08-Riv-215, PM R17.4/R19.3 I-215/Newport Road Interchange Improvement Project. Roadway and Interchange improvements on I-215 and Newport Road in the city of Menifee. (MND) (EA 0J440) (Local).

*** [Mar] (3) 08 – Riverside County Route 111 Improvements Project. Widen Route 111 from four to six lanes in the City of Indian Wells. (MND) (SLPP) . (The Commission accepted the environmental document and approved the project for future consideration of funding. )

*** [May] (21) Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding and/or New Public Road Connection: (The Commission accepted the three environmental documents and approved the projects for future consideration of funding)

  1. 02-Sha-299, PM 30.3/40.7 Bella Diddy Roadway Rehabilitation Project Roadway improvements on Route 299 in Shasta County (MND) (PPNO 3017) (SHOPP)
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  3. 08-Riv-60, PM 28.03/30.42 Route 60/ Potrero Blvd. New Interchange Project Construct new interchange on Route 60 at Potrero Boulevard in Riverside County. (MND) (EA 34140) (Federal, Local) (NPRC)

*** [May] (23) Approval of Project for Route Adoption 06-Fre-180, PM R3.5/R54.2 Route 180 Westside Expressway Route Adoption Study Proposed route adoption to provide a corridor for future transportation projects in Fresno County. (Item added to the Consent Calendar and approved. )

2.3a. Route Adoptions

*** [May] (1) Route Adoption as a controlled access highway 6-Fre-180-PM R3.5/R53.6 Route 180 from I-5 to Brawley Avenue in the county of Fresno . (Approved.)

*** [May] (2) Rescission of Freeway Adoption Route 120 from Valley Home Road to 2.8 miles east of Lancaster Road in the county of Stanislaus 10-STA-120-PM 3.0/R13.3 (Approved.)

2.3b. Public Road Connections

*** [May] (1) New Public Road Connection to Route 60 at Potrero Boulevard in the county of Riverside 8-Riv-60-PM 29.0 (Approved.)

*** [May] (2) New Public Road Connection to Route 14 at proposed frontage roads (five locations) in the county of Kern 6-Ker-14 PM 48.9, 50.2, 53.5, 58.9 and 61.2 (Approved.)

2.3c. Relinquishment Resolutions

*** [Mar] (1) Four Relinquishment Resolutions: (Approved.)

  1. 03-Gle-32-PM 0.41, Right of way along Route 32 at 8th Street, in the city of Orland.
  2. 04-SCl-85-PM 6.2, Right of way along Route 85 at Alameda Plaza Way, in the county of Santa Clara.
  3. 07-LA-14-PM R26.9/R27.1, Right of way along Route 14 at Newhall Avenue, in the city of Santa Clarita.
  4. 10-SJ-99-PM R22.9, Right of way along Route 99 at Hammer Lane, in the county of San Joaquin.

*** [Mar] (2) Three Relinquishment Resolutions: (Approved.)

  1. 07-Ven-1-PM 15.1/21.1, Right of way on Route 1 from Pleasant Valley Road to Route 101, in the city of Oxnard.
  2. 07-Ven-34-PM 4.3/6.3, Right of Way on Route 34 from Oxnard Boulevard (Route 1) to Rice Avenue, in the city of Oxnard.
  3. 07-Ven-232-PM 0.0/0.4, Right of Way on Route 232 from Oxnard Boulevard (Route 1) to Route 101, in the city of Oxnard.

*** ▼ [May] Three Relinquishment Resolutions (Approved.)

  1. 04-SCl-152-PM R22.7/R22.8, Right of way along Route 152 at Walnut Avenue, in the county of Santa Clara.
  2. 04-Ala-580-PM 13.2/14.3, Right of way along Route 580 on Kitty Hawk Road and Portola Avenue, in the city of Livermore.
  3. 12-Ora-55-PM 0.0/0.2, Right of way on Route 55 between Finley Avenue and the Newport channel bridge, in the city of Newport Beach.

2.3d. Vacation Resolutions

*** [Mar] One Vacation Resolution – 05-SB-135-PM 13.0 Right of way along Route 135 at Santa Maria Way, in the city of Santa Maria. (Approved.)

2.5b. Financial Allocations for State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) Projects

*** [Mar] (1) Financial Allocation: $65,142,000 for seven SHOPP projects, as follows: $62,996,000 for five SHOPP projects. $2,146,000 for two projects amended into the SHOPP by Departmental action. The following projects were of sufficient interest: (Approved.)

  • Route 12: Near Terminous on Bouldin Island, from Mokelumne River Bridge to Potato Slough Bridge. Outcome/Output: Replace 8.6 lane miles of existing roadway with a new structural section to the south including wider shoulders and concrete median barrier in order to reduce pavement maintenance cost and frequency, and improve traffic safety. ($32.5M)
  • Route 52: In the city of San Diego, from 0.5 mile west of Convoy Street to 0.4 mile west of Route 163/52 separation. Outcome/Output: Overlay 7.2 lane miles of pavement to mitigate settlement and to improve safety and ride quality. ($3.9M)
  • Route 94: Near Jamul, from Route 54 to 0.2 miles east of Marron Valley Road. Outcome/Output: Rehabilitate 30 lane miles of pavement to extend service life and improve ride quality. ($13M)

*** [Mar] (2) Advance Financial Allocation: $13,687,000 for four SHOPP projects, programmed in FY 2013-14. The following were of sufficient interest: (Approved.)

  • US 395: In and near Johnstonville, from 0.1 mile north of Sunnyside Road to 0.3 mile south of Route 36. Outcome/Output: Rehabilitate 12.0 lane miles of roadway to improve the ride quality, prevent further deterioration of the road surface, minimize the costly roadway repairs and extend the pavement service life. ($2.995M)
  • Route 14: Near Ridgecrest at the Red Rock Canyon Bridge (Bridge #50-0178). Outcome/Output: Replace existing bridge with a new longer, wider, and scour resistant bridge to reduce future bridge repair frequency and cost, and improve traffic operations and safety. ($997M)

*** [May] (1) Financial Allocation: $88,840,000 for 23 SHOPP projects, as follows: $87,325,000 for 20 SHOPP projects. $1,515,000 for three projects amended into the SHOPP by Departmental action. The following projects were of significant interest: (Approved, as modified.)

  • Route 62: Near Desert Hot Springs, from Route 10 to Indian Avenue. Outcome/Output: Overlay 25.6 lane miles of pavement, widen 12 lane miles of inside shoulder, overlay bridge decks with polyester concrete, reconstruct metal beam guardrail, and make drainage improvements. Project will improve safety and ride quality. ($15.3M)
  • Route 5: In the city of San Diego, from 0.4 mile south of Genesse Avenue to Roselle Street. Outcome/Output: Realign and widen Genesee southbound off-ramp. ($8.423M)

2.5g. Financial Allocation Amendments

*** [Mar] (2a) Financial Allocation: $57,000,000 for two locally administered Route 99 projects on the State Highway System. Contributions from other sources: $1,896,000: (Approved.)

  1. Elk Grove Boulevard / Route 99 Interchange Modification . In Elk Grove at Elk Grove Boulevard. Add northbound on-ramp, remove existing traffic signal, add second left turn lane to southbound on-ramp, and add northbound deceleration lane. ($5M)
  2. Atwater-Merced Expressway Phase 1A. On Route 99, near Atwater, from 1.0 mile south of Buhach Road to 0.1 mile north of Buhach Road. Widen to 6-lane freeway, including demolition of Buhach Road interchange, and construct new interchange. ($52M)

*** [Mar] (5c) Financial Allocation: $14,700,000 for the locally administered TCIF Project 19 – Route 110 Freeway/Route 47 Interchange (PPNO TC19) project, in Los Angeles County, on the State Highway System. Contributions from other sources: $15,300,000 (Approved.)

*** [Mar] (10c) Financial Allocation: $1,300,000 for two locally administered SLPP projects on the State Highway System. Contributions from other sources: $8,985,000 (Approved.)

  1. Route 62 Improvements between Apache Trail & Palm Avenue . Route 62, Town of Yucca Valley between Apache Trail & Palm Avenue. Construct traffic and pedestrian safety improvements. ($723K)
  2. Route 210/Greenspot Road Improvements. In Highland, on Route 210 at Greenspot Road, and on Greenspot Road from Route 210 to Boulder Avenue. Widen ramps on northbound Route 210 and widen Greenspot Road from 4 lanes to 6 lanes. ($577K)

*** [Mar] (10d) Financial Allocation: $39,173,000 for the locally administered multi-funded Route 91 Corridor Improvement STIP/SLPP project (PPNO 0077J) in Riverside County, on the State Highway System. Contributions from other sources: $645,315,878 . (Approved.)

*** ▼ [May] (5d) Financial Allocation: $92,818,000 $79,700,000 for two one State administered TCIF projects project, on the State Highway System. Contributions from other sources: $30,382,000 $41,000,000. ◆ Project 1 (LA County Line to Route 23 – US 101 Improvements Phase 1) Withdrawn prior to the CTC Meeting (Approved as modified.)

  • Route 11/Route 905 Freeway to Freeway Connectors. In San Diego County, in and near San Diego on Route 11 from the Route 11/Route 905 Separation to Enrico Fermi Drive and on Route 905 from 0.1 mile East of the La Media Road Undercrossing to 0.2 mile West of the Airway Road Undercrossing. Segment 1 includes construction of Route 905/Route 11 freeway to freeway connectors. (TCIF Project 68) ($79.7M)

*** [May] (10c) Financial Allocation: $3,800,000 $2,800,000 for two one locally administered SLPP projects project on the State Highway System. Contributions from other sources: $28,418,000 ◆ Project 1 Withdrawn prior to the CTC Meeting (Approved, as modified.)

  • I-10/Monterey Avenue Interchange Ramp Modification. In the city of Palm Desert. Reconstruct I-10/Monterey Avenue interchange. ($2.8M)

*** [May] (10d) Financial Allocation: $8,000,000 for the State administered I-5/Genesee Avenue Interchange Reconstruction (PPNO 0129D) SLPP project, in San Diego County, on the State Highway System. Contributions from other sources: $46,837,000. (Approved.)

  • I-5 / Genesee Avenue Interchange Reconstruction. In San Diego, from 0.4 mile south of Genesee Avenue Overcrossing to Sorrento Viaduct. Reconstruct I-5 Genesee Bridge and interchange including ramps and retaining walls; add Type 1 bicycle facility between Voigt and Sorrento Valley Road. ($8M)
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