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July 2018:

July was not a normal update: It was phase 1 of the site refresh, also known as the "Mapping Project Phase." In this phase, maps illustrating each route were added to the pages. Future phases in this project will include:

June 2018:

OK, OK. I said I wouldn't let too much time elapse between updates. Life got away from me. Deal.

I'm starting to get the urge to do some remodeling around here. I've already gotten the site moved to HTTPS: all the time, both on the blog side and on the highways side. Next up will be moving to a responsive design, together with some basic graphic changes of the headers and menus. I have no plans to change the content or my method of content generation. Rather, the use of icons as a menu with no text is very out of date; I'd rather go to a more accessible and understandable approach with some drop-down menus, and perhaps a nice graphic header. I did explore using a different CMS for the highway side and integrating my generation approach, but I've come to realize that is quite likely overkill. The problems I've got are (a) finding a good WSYWYG HTML editor that I like (both of the ones I use, HoTMetaL Pro and Amaya are abandonware). Second is learning how responsive design works and having the time to do it (this site was started in the earliest days of the web). So comment if you have suggestions (or wish to volunteer to help with the top level design), and be prepared for a new look at some point in the future. You can see my thoughts on what I would like from the redesign here; it also explains how the site is generated.

Moving on to the 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. This resulted in changes on the following routes, with credit as indicated [my research(1), contributions of information or leads (via direct mail) from Michael Ballard(2), bing101/AARoads(3), DTComposer(4), Tom Fearer​/​Max Rockatansky/AARoads(5), Andy Fields(6), Ray Mullins(7), Alex Nitzman(8), Sparker/AARoads(9), Miosh_Tino/AARoads(10), Don Williams(11), Joel Windmiller(12): Route 1(1,8), Route 4(1), I-5(1,2,8,3,9), US 6(5), I-8(8), Route 9(5), I-10(1), Route 11(8), Route 12(1), Route 14(1), I-15(1,8), Route 16(8), Route 17(1,5), Route 18(1), LRN 21(5), Route 24(5,8), Route 25(8), Route 28(5), Route 32(1,5), Route 33(5,7,11), Route 34(1), Route 35(1,5), Route 36(1,5), Route 37(8), I-40(1), US 40(5), Route 41(1,5), Route 46(1,5), Route 49(5), US 50(1,5,3), Route 51(1), Route 52(8), Route 57(1) Route 58(1), Route 59(5), Route 60(1), Route 62(1,5), Route 65(3,9), Route 66(1,5), Route 67(1), Route 68(1), Route 70(1,5,9), Route 71(1), Route 75(1), Route 76(1), Route 77(8), I-80(1,3,9), US 80(5), Route 82(8), Route 84(1,9), Route 85(1,5,10), Route 88(12), Route 89(1), Route 91(1), Route 93(8), US 95(1,5), US 97(8), Route 99(1,9), US 101(1,3,6), Route 109(5), I-110(1,8), Route 113(1), Route 114(5,9), Route 119(5), Route 120(5), Route 121(1), Route 123(8), Route 124(5), Route 127(1,5), LRN 127(1,5), Route 130(5,9,8), Route 132(9), Route 135(5,9), Route 136(1,5,9), Route 138(1), Route 138/HDC(1), Route 140(5), Route 141(8), Route 146(5), Route 147(1), Route 149(9), Route 152(1), Route 153(5), Route 155(5), Route 156(1), Route 158(5), Route 163(1), Route 165(5,9), Route 166(1,5,8), Route 167(5), Route 172(5), Route 176(5,9), Route 178(5), Route 180(5), Route 184(5), Route 187(1), Route 191(1), Route 192(1), Route 195(5,9), Route 197(8), US 199(8), Route 203(5), I-205(8), Route 207(5), Route 209(5), I-210(1), Route 218(1), Route 219(5), Route 222(9), Route 223(5), Route 227(5), Route 237(5), Route 241(1), Route 246(1), Route 265(8), Route 268(1), Route 270(5), Route 273(8), I-280(1), Route 281(8), Route 283(8), Route 284(8), Route 299(8), Route 330(8), Route 371(1,8), US 395(8), US 399(5), I-405(1), US 466(5), I-580(1), I-605(1,4), I-680(1), I-710(1), I-780(3,8), I-805(1,8), Route 905(8), CR A15(5), County Route A22(5), County Route A23(5), County Route G13(5), CR G14(5), County Route J18(5), County Route J59(5).

Added some extensive history to Route 710 for the period before 2006, as a result of some of my materials being used in an exhibition on the history and controversy over the Route 710 Gap Completion. Thanks also to Julia Tcharfas and Tim Ivison, the exhibition organizers, for the scans of the proposed Route 710 gap routings from the 1980s, which was in their extensive set of clippings on the subject. This also led me to write a blog post on the subject.

Added a question to the FAQ about roadside memorials.

Processed some link corrections from David Crisp, Rosanna Kull, and Will Tottle.

I've begun the slow process of adding postmile references to ensure I present highway information in order. Notable routes where this has been done includes Route 1, I-5, Route 99, and US 101. The process of doing so uncovered a few errors in the site, which have been corrected. For those who love to debate, this uncovered that there is a Route 101U, just as there was a Route 14U. There's also a Route 210U.

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):

I checked the CTC Liaison page for the results of the CTC meetings from January through June 2018 (January 2018, March 2018, May 2018, June 2018 (Agenda)). Given all the SB1 additions, I'm not updating simple financial amendments or adjustments to project funding allocations. Agenda Item 4.4 from the March 2018 agenda is a good summary of the programs impacted by SB1 funds.

But, before we get into the Agenda Items, there's more. The following is from March 2018 Agenda Item 4.29 (Tab 25), "Adoption of the 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program", Resolution G-18-16 (note that agenda item also includes the corrections from that meeting):

This book item includes the text that was part of the Staff Recommendations. It does not include the 86 pages of spreadsheet tables and their description that comprise the remainder of the Staff Recommendations.

Here are the 86 pages of the STIP, as presented on February 28, 2018. This page has the items with any errata, and will presumably be updated. Then, of course, there is the SHOPP, which is more of a maintenance program. The Draft SHOPP proposal was 428 pages of PDF. The final adopted SHOPP, again at the March Meeting, was 413 pages (plus some early financial allocations). Then, there's the 186 page Transportation Asset Management Plan. There was also the SB1 Project Map and Project List of over 5,000 projects. All of these required review as part of these SB1 updates. As with my normal CTC reviews, with respect to the SHOPP, my goal is not to record all changes -- especially ephemeral ones or ones that do not substantially change the routing. Translation: What I'm really interested in is the significant or new: additions of lanes, significant reroutings, new bridges with significant differences, and such. There are a number of bridge projects to establish standard vertical clearances. I'm generally not including those, especially if they don't include construction and construction support, unless they really catch my eye.

I'm not going to repeat all the details of the changes here; I'm only going to list the highways that had updates as a result of the review: Route 1, Route 2, Route 3, Route 4, I-5, I-8, Route 9, I-10, Route 12, Route 14, I-15, Route 16, Route 18, Route 20, Route 25, Route 29, Route 32, Route 36, Route 39, I-40, Route 41, Route 44, Route 46, Route 49, US 50, Route 51, Route 55, Route 57, Route 58, Route 60, Route 65, Route 68, Route 70, Route 71, Route 75, I-80, Route 84, Route 88, Route 92, Route 94, Route 96, US 99E (Route 99), Route 99, US 101, Route 108, Route 110, Route 120, Route 121, Route 128, Route 132, Route 133, Route 138, Route 146, Route 152, Route 154, Route 156, Route 164, Route 174, Route 180, Route 184, I-205, I-210, Route 217, Route 237, Route 245, Route 255, I-280, Route 299, US 395, I-405, I-680, I-710, I-805, County Route G12. Note that in these descriptions: PS&E ≡Plans, Specifications, and Estimates.

Modulo the detailed STIP, SHOPP, and TAMP updates, and looking at the meetings covered in this update, the following items were of interest (note: indicates items that were below the level of detail for updating the specific route pages; is an indicator used to keep track of what has been added to the pages) :

2.1a. STIP Program/Project Amendments

(Jan) (1) Request to: (a) Add 23 new projects into the 2016 SHOPP; and (b) Revise 70 projects currently programmed in the 2016 SHOPP. The following amendments were of interest for the highway pages (i.e., beyond minor items, landscaping, funding adjustments, etc.): [Approved, as modified]

(Jan) (3) Amendment for Approval (Border Infrastructure Program): The Department proposes to amend the Route 11 Highway and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility project – Segment 2 (PPNO 0999B) in San Diego County to replace a portion of the local funds with a federal grant (FAST Act) and segment the project into Segment 2 (PPNO 0999B) and Segment 2A (PPNO 0999D); with Segment 2A being delivered in FY 2018-19. The Department also proposes to program $3,350,000 of SAFETEA-LU Border Infrastructure Program funds to the new Segment 2A. [Approved.]

(Mar) (1) Request to: (*) Add 29 new projects into the 2016 SHOPP. (*) Revise 46 projects currently programmed in the 2016 SHOPP. Of these, the following were of interest: [Approved, as modified.]

(May) (2) Request to: (*) Add 8 new projects into the 2018 SHOPP. (*) Revise 23 projects currently programmed in the 2018 SHOPP. Of these, the following were of interest: [Approved.]

(Jun) (2) Request to: (*) Add 8 new projects into the 2018 SHOPP; (*) Add 3 new SB 1 projects into the 2018 SHOPP; (*) Revise 88 projects currently programmed in the 2018 SHOPP. Of these, the following projects were of interest:

(Jun) (3) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) proposes to amend the STIP to program an AB 3090 replacement project (PPNO 4356A) in place of the Route 138 Widening, Segment 6 project (PPNO 4356) in Los Angeles County, currently programmed in FY 2019-20. Metro is ready to deliver the project with local federal funds in FY 2018-19.

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

(Jun) (2) The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments and the Department propose to amend the STIP to split the South Coast US 101 HOV Lanes - Carpinteria through Summerland (Segments 4A-4C) (PPNO 7101A) in Santa Barbara County, into 3 projects for design and construction phasing.

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

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

(Jan) (2) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 04-Ala-84, PM 13.01/13.60 Alameda Creek Bridge Replacement Project. Replace existing bridge on Route 84 in Alameda County. (FEIR) (PPNO 0084B) (SHOPP) [The Commission accepted the environmental document, the Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations and approved the project for funding.]

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

(Mar) (10) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 06-Ker-58, PM T31.7/R55.6, 06-Ker-99, PM 21.2/26.2 Centennial Corridor Project. Construct a new alignment for Route 58 and Route 99 in Kern County (FEIR) (PPNO 3705) (STIP) [The Commission accepted the environmental documents, the Statement of Overriding Considerations and Findings of Fact and approve the project for funding.]

(May) (1) Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding: [Approved]

(May) (10) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding of a New Public Road: 03 – Sacramento County Metro Air Parkway/I-5 Interchange Project. Construct Interchange Improvements. (FEIR) (Private Funds) [The Commission accepted the environmental document, and approved the project for future consideration of funding.]

(May) (12) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding of a New Public Road: 10-Sta-132, PM 11.0/15.0, 10-Sta-99, PM 15.7/17.5 Route 132 West Freeway/Expressway Project: Construct a new Freeway/Expressway along an adopted route in Stanislaus County. (FEIR) (PPNO 0944M) (STIP-Local) [The Commission accepted the environmental document, and approved the project for future consideration of funding.]

(Jun) (1) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding:

(Jun) (2) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 08 – Riverside County (Former Route 71) Temescal Canyon Road Widening Project: Construct roadway widening improvements on Dawson Canyon Road and Dos Lagos Drive. (MND) (PPNO 1240) (LPP)

(Jun) (23) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 07-Ven-34, PM 6.27/6.77 On Route 34: Rice Avenue Grade Separation Project: Construct a grade separation structure at an existing intersection of Rice Avenue and Fifth Street in Ventura County. (FEIR) (PPNO 4961) (TCEP)

2.3a. Route Adoptions

(Jan) (1) Route Adoption: 09-Iny-395-PM 29.9/41.9 Adopt US 395 as a controlled access highway on new alignment from 1.4 miles south of LA Aqueduct Bridge No. 48-0010 to 0.1 mile south of Ash Creek Bridge No. 48-0068R, in Inyo County. [Approved.]

(Jan) (2) Route Re-designation: 09-Iny-190-PM 6.0/9.9 Re-designate superseded US 395 from 0.5 miles south of LA Aqueduct Bridge No. 40-0010 to the existing Route 190 interchange at PM 9.9 as Route 190. [Approved.]

2.3b. New Public Road Connection

(Jun) (1) New Public Road Connection Resolutions: 03-Sac-5-PM 31.4, New Public Road Connection to I-5 at Metro Air Parkway Interchange in the county of Sacramento.

(Jun) (2) New Public Road Connection Resolutions: 02-Las-36-PM R26.9, New Public Road Connection to Route 36 at Skyline Road in the county of Lassen.

2.3c. Relinquishments

(Jan) Five Relinquishment Resolutions: [Approved.]

(Mar) Two Relinquishment Resolutions: [Approved.]

(May) Two Relinquishment Resolutions: [Approved.]

(Jun) Two Relinquishment Resolutions:

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

(Jan) (1) Request of $149,112,000 for 16 SHOPP projects. The following projects were at the level of interest for the highway pages: [Approved, as modified.]

(Jun) (1) Request of $506,202,000 for 42 SHOPP projects. The following projects were at the level of interest for the highway pages:

2.5c Financial Allocations for STIP Projects

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

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

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

2.5e Supplemental Fund Allocations

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

2.5f Financial Allocations for SHOPP

(Jan) 28 Informational Reports on Allocations Under Delegated Authority: [Information only.]

Of these, the following items were of interest for the highway pages:

(Mar) Informational Reports on Allocations Under Delegated Authority: [Information only.]

Of these, the following were of interest for the highway pages:

(May) Informational Reports on Allocations Under Delegated Authority: [Information only.]

Of these, the following were of interest for the highway pages:

(Jun) Informational Reports on Allocations Under Delegated Authority:

Of these, the following were of interest for the highway pages:

2.5g Prop 1B Project Allocations

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

2.5t Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) Allocations

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

4. TCIF and Aeronautic Program Updates / Policy Matters

(Jun) 4.9. Trade Corridors Improvement Fund Program Amendment: Add Project 128 – I-10 Corridor Contract 1 Project, from the White Avenue overcrossing to the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County line in Los Angeles County, and from the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County line to the I-15 interchange in San Bernardino County into the Program.

(Jun) 4.10. Trade Corridors Improvement Fund Baseline Agreement: Approve the Baseline Agreement for Project 128 – I-10 Corridor Contract 1 Project, from the White Avenue overcrossing to the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County line in Los Angeles County, and from the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County line to the I-15 interchange in San Bernardino County.

(Jun) 4.20. Approval of Break in Access along Route 84.

FREQUENTLY USED TERMS IN CTC MINUTES: California Transportation Commission (Commission or CTC), California Department of Transportation (Department or Caltrans), Regional Improvement Program (RIP), Interregional Improvement Program (IIP), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP), Public Transportation Account (PTA), Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act of 1990 (Proposition 116), High Speed Passenger Train Bond Program (Proposition 1A), Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1B), Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA), State Route 99 Bond Program (RTE or SR 99), Local Bridge Seismic Retrofit Account (LBSRA), Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF), Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Account (HRCSA), State-Local Partnership Program (SLPP), Traffic Light Synchronization Program (TLSP), Letter of No Prejudice (LONP), Environmental Phase (PA&ED), Design Phase (PS&E), Right of Way (R/W), Fiscal Year (FY), Active transportation Program (ATP), Intercity Rail (ICR), California Aid to Airports Program (CAAP), Acquisition & Development (A&D), Transit and Inter-City Rail Capital Program (TIRCP), Transportation Facilities Account (TFA), Trade Corridor Enhancement Program (TCEP), Local Partnership Program (LPP), Local Streets and Roads Program (LSRP), Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP).

Prior Year Changes:

Note: Changes before early 1996 were not specifically noted, although this site, in various forms, dates back at least as far as 1986, when the first postings of California Highway Lists were made to ca.driving.


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