🛣 Changes to the California Highway Website covering September-October 2021

Time for the penultimate update to the highway pages for 2021. Before I paste in the change log, I should insert enough text so that folks don’t get bothered by the masterpiece of an introduction that I’ve written. So suffice it to say that these changes include updates from my usual review of headlines, AARoads posts, and material sent to me, as well as bills and resolutions approved by the legislature and actions of the California Transportation Commission. Read it, enjoy it, and you’ll find it a real “shot in the arm”, if you get my drift. Oh, and “Ready, Set, Discuss”.

Here’s the change log:

Welcome to the penultimate update of 2021, capturing happenings in September and October. Whenever I write up these things of late, I’m always including a reminder for people to get (noun), I also advise people to (action). I’ve made comments about (event in the past), and even have expressed my opinion about (political figure). Invariably, when I share this on AAroads, some (noun) makes a comment about how I’m injecting politics into the forum. I want to make one thing absolutely clear: My highway pages are about the truth, without opinion, and discussion about the pages and these updates should be focused on the highways.  But (noun) is real, and measures must be taken to reduce its spread and get us out on the roads again — and those roads must be safe and not filled with (plural noun) waiving their (plural nouns) and driving their (plural nouns). Oops. Did I say that with my public voice?

I thought about making the paragraph above in the form of a Mad Libs, but it was harder to format. Those who know me should know how to fill in the words. Those who are offended by the above, well, it is your mind that is filling in the blanks, and I think you should (anatomically impossible action).

As for the real introduction: September and October were interesting months. Newsom survived the recall attempt, and it will be interesting to see the impact of his survival on the roadbuilding and road rehabilitation programs of the state, as well as the future of High Speed Rail. There have been massive wildfires in the Northern and Eastern parts of the state that have impacted roads. I normally don’t note fire damage here because it will be repaired, but these fires have resulted in major closures on roads such as US 50, Route 88, Route 299 and much more. Let’s hope for their speedy and complete repair. As road lovers, we are all too aware of the impact of (noun) on highways, be it flooding on Route 37, fires on the roads in the Sierra Nevada or other forests, or damage from flash flooding out in the desert. This is one reason why emphasis of transportation programs is changing from building more roads and getting more vehicles from place to place faster to increasing capacity and improving the movement of people.

For those reading this on AAroads: Go over to the 2021 Changes page ((web page link)), and you can read the incredibly clever and witty introduction that I wrote, but decided not to post here because I didn’t want to deal with (username)‘s reaction this time. Trust me, it was really good.

On to the updates:

Updates were made to the following highways, based on my reading of the papers in September and October 2021 (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 (Ꜳ). This resulted in changes on the following routes, with credit as indicated [my research(ℱ), contributions of information or leads (via direct mail or ꜲRoads) from PDERocco(2), Tom Fearer(3)HeyNow415(4), Rick Kelly(5), Michael McThrow(6): Route 1(ℱ), Route 2(ℱ), I-5(ℱ), LRN 5(5), I-10(ℱ), Route 11(ℱ,2), Route 24(ℱ), Route 26(ℱ), Route 49(ℱ), US 50(ℱ), Route 73(ℱ,3), US 97(3), Route 99(ℱ,3), US 101(ℱ), Route 107(ℱ), Route 108(ℱ), Route 113(ℱ), Route 133(ℱ), Route 139(3), Route 148(ℱ), Route 154(ℱ), Route 161(3), Route 190(3), Route 213(ℱ), LRN 232(ℱ), Route 238(4), Route 239(6), Route 241(ℱ), Route 299(3),  I-580(ℱ,5), Route 710(ℱ), Route 905(ℱ), County Sign Route J4(6).
(Source: private email, Highway headline posts through October 2021 as indicated, AARoads through 11/13/2021)

Thanks to a question, I learned that there is an online version of “2020 Named Freeways, Highways, Structures and Other Appurtenances in California“. Did an audit against my names list. Discovered that Caltrans has errors in their document :-).

Reviewed the Pending Legislation page, based on the 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. As many people are unfamiliar with how the legislature operates (and why there are so many “non-substantive changes” and “gut and amend” bills), I’ve added the legislative calendar to the end of the Pending Legislation page. Noted the passage of the following:

  • AB 37 (Berman) Elections: vote by mail ballots.
    Existing law requires county elections officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter for all elections proclaimed or conducted prior to January 1, 2022. Existing law requires county elections officials to use a specified Secretary of State vote by mail tracking system or a system that meets the same specifications.This bill would extend the requirements to mail a ballot to every registered voter to all elections and apply them to all local elections officials. This bill would require a vote by mail tracking system to be accessible to voters with disabilities. The bill would also make various conforming and technical changes.

    Existing law requires county elections officials to permit voters with a disability, and military or overseas voters, to cast a ballot using a certified remote accessible vote by mail system, and required county elections officials to permit any voter to cast a ballot using a certified remote accessible vote by mail system for the November 3, 2020, statewide general election.

    This bill would require county elections officials to permit any voter to cast a ballot using a certified remote accessible vote by mail system for any election.

    Under existing law, a vote by mail ballot is timely cast if it is voted on or before election day and, if returned by mail, received by the voter’s elections official via the United States Postal Service, or a bona fide private mail delivery company, no later than 3 days after election day.

    This bill would provide instead that a vote by mail ballot is timely cast if it is voted on or before election day and, if returned by mail, received no later than 7 days after election day. This bill would authorize an elections official to consider any information from the United States Postal Service or a bona fide private mail delivery company that indicates the date on which the ballot was mailed, in order to determine whether a vote by mail ballot was timely cast.

    Existing law authorizes a jurisdiction in which vote by mail ballots are cast to begin processing vote by mail ballot return envelopes 29 days before the election. Existing law authorizes a jurisdiction having the necessary computer capability to start processing vote by mail ballots on the 15th business day before the election, except, for the statewide general election held on November 3, 2020, these jurisdictions were authorized to start processing the ballots on the 29th day before the election. Existing law authorizes all other jurisdictions to start processing vote by mail ballots at 5 p.m. on the day before the election.

    Existing law authorizes a county elections official to establish vote by mail ballot drop-off locations, as defined. Existing law authorizes a county to conduct any election as an all-mailed ballot election under certain specified conditions.

    This bill would require any county that does not conduct an all-mailed ballot election to provide at least two vote by mail ballot drop-off locations within the jurisdiction where the election is held, or at least one vote by mail ballot drop-off location for every 30,000 registered voters within the jurisdiction where the election is held, whichever results in more vote by mail ballot drop-off locations. In a jurisdiction with fewer than 30,000 registered voters, the bill would require at least one vote by mail ballot drop-off location, and would require the elections official to make a reasonable effort to provide a ballot drop-off location in the jurisdiction where the election is held. This bill would require the operation of vote by mail ballot drop-off locations to meet certain specified criteria.

    This bill would authorize a jurisdiction having the necessary computer capability to start processing vote by mail ballots the 29th day before any election.

    By requiring local elections officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter, and to take other actions, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

    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.
    09/27/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 312, Statutes of 2021.

  • AB 604 (Daly) Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account: apportionment of funds: accrued interest.
    Existing law creates the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and the local street and road system. Existing law provides for the deposit of various funds, including revenues from certain fuel taxes and vehicle fees, for the program in the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account. Existing law requires funds available for the program to be allocated for various specified purposes and requires the remaining funds available for the program to be continuously appropriated 50% for allocation to the Department of Transportation for maintenance of the state highway system or for the State Highway Operation and Protection Program and 50% for apportionment to cities and counties by the Controller pursuant to a specified formula.This bill would continuously appropriate interest earnings derived from revenues deposited in the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account to the department for maintenance of the state highway system or for purposes of the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.
    09/22/21    Vetoed by Governor. Veto Message: I am returning Assembly Bill 604 without my signature. This bill would continuously appropriate interest earnings from revenues deposited in the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for maintenance of the state highway system or for purposes of the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP). Interest earnings from the RMRA, including accumulated revenue and future earnings, have already been appropriated in the 2021 Budget Act through 2028. I look forward to re-engaging with the Legislature to finalize and pass a comprehensive transportation package early next year that invests in a wide variety of critically-necessary projects including high speed rail, connectivity projects in advance of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, road and bridge repair, and a variety of other rail system improvements. That comprehensive package, and the corresponding budget process, would be the appropriate venue to consider any continuous appropriation of RMRA interest earnings, such as that proposed in this bill..
  • AB 744 (Rodriguez) State highways: State Route 83: reduction.
    Existing law vests the Department of Transportation with full possession and control of all state highways. Existing law describes the authorized routes in the state highway system and establishes a process for adoption of a highway on an authorized route by the California Transportation Commission. Existing law authorizes the commission to relinquish to local agencies state highway segments that have been deleted from the state highway system by legislative enactment or have been superseded by relocation, and in certain other cases. Existing law designates State Route 83 from Route 71 to Route 10 near the City of Upland.This bill would authorize the commission to relinquish to the City of Ontario all or a portion of State Route 83 within the city’s jurisdiction and prescribe conditions that apply upon relinquishment.
    09/22/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 198, Statutes of 2021.
  • SB 231 (McGuire) Department of Transportation: transfer of property: Blues Beach property.
    Existing law vests the Department of Transportation with full possession and control of all state highways and all property and rights on property acquired for state highway purposes. Various provisions of existing law specifically provide for the acquisition, transfer, and use of property owned by the department.This bill would authorize the department, upon terms, standards, and conditions approved by the California Transportation Commission, to transfer the Blues Beach property located in the unincorporated community of Westport in the County of Mendocino at no cost to a qualified nonprofit corporation, which the bill would define as a nonprofit corporation that is organized by one or more specified California Native American tribes for the purpose of environmental protection. The bill would require a nonprofit corporation that is transferred the Blues Beach property to be responsible for the future maintenance of the property, would require the property to only be used to provide public access, maintain natural habitat, and protect Native American cultural resources, and would require the property to revert to the department if the property is not maintained.
    09/24/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 289, Statutes of 2021.
  • SB 381 (Portantino) Surplus residential property: priorities, procedures, price, and fund.
    (1) Existing law establishes priorities and procedures that any state agency disposing of surplus residential property is required to follow. Under existing law, specified single-family residences must first be offered to present occupants, as specified. Existing law then requires the property to be offered to housing-related entities, as provided, prior to placing the property up for sale for fair market value, subject to specified priorities. Existing law also requires historic homes, as defined, to be offered first to a housing-related public entity or to a nonprofit private entity, as described.This bill would, with respect to surplus residential properties located within the State Route 710 corridor in the City of South Pasadena, require surplus single-family residential properties, which includes any applicable locally-designated historic home as defined, and any historic home to be offered to the City of South Pasadena after the properties are offered to present occupants, including present occupants who have occupied the property for 5 years or more and meet certain conditions, pursuant to specified provisions and the present occupants either decline to purchase or do not qualify and close on the property within 274 days of the Department of Transportation adopting emergency regulations. The bill would require a multifamily residential property in the State Route 710 corridor area of the city to first be offered to certain present occupants who have formed a limited equity cooperative housing entity or an entity for the ownership of common interest developments before offering those properties to the city. The bill would also require all other occupied, unoccupied, and unimproved surplus residential properties in the State Route 710 corridor area of the city to first be offered to the city. The bill would set forth procedures that apply to properties under the bill’s provisions, including that each property be subject to a recorded covenant requiring the property remain available and affordable for ownership or rental by persons and families of low or moderate income, except as specified. The bill would require all proceeds from the city’s sale of any property purchased pursuant to the bill’s provisions to be reinvested into low- or moderate-income housing within its jurisdiction. The bill would require, following an offer of these properties to the City of South Pasadena, the properties to then be offered in accordance with the priorities and procedures in existing law relating to the sale of the property to a private housing-related entity or housing-related public entity and sale for fair market value.

    (2) Existing law, known as the Administrative Procedure Act, governs the procedures for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations by state agencies and for the review of those regulatory actions by the Office of Administrative Law. Existing law establishes procedures for the adoption of emergency regulations, including requiring that the state agency make a finding that the adoption of a regulation or order of repeal is necessary to address an emergency, as defined. Under existing law, a regulation, amendment, or repeal adopted as an emergency regulatory action may only remain in effect for up to 180 days, unless the adopting agency complies with specified requirements relating to notice of regulatory action and public comment.

    This bill would require the Department of Transportation to adopt emergency regulations within 60 days of the effective date of the bill’s provisions, to implement the above-described requirements relating to the disposal of surplus property. The bill would include findings that an emergency exists for purposes of specified provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act. The bill, notwithstanding the 180-day limit for emergency regulations, would provide that emergency regulations adopted under its provisions would remain in effect for 2 years after adoption, or until the adoption of permanent regulations, whichever occurs sooner.

    (3) Existing law creates the SR-710 Rehabilitation Account, which is continuously appropriated to the Department of Transportation, and into which proceeds from the sale of surplus residential property by the department are deposited. Existing law requires that the total funds maintained in the account not exceed $500,000 and that funds exceeding that amount, less any reimbursements due to the federal government, be transferred to the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund to be used for allocation by the California Transportation Commission, as specified.

    This bill would authorize an increase in the amount of the total funds maintained in the account up to $1,200,000. By authorizing an increase in the funds held in a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation.

    (4) Existing law requires a surplus residence or property to be sold to present occupants at an affordable price, as described.

    This bill would require that a surplus residence or property located in the City of South Pasadena that is offered by a selling agency to a present occupant of the residence or property be offered at a price based on the appraisal of the residence or property in 2016 if certain conditions apply. The bill would require an offer made or accepted prior to January 1, 2022, that is not in compliance with this provision to be corrected so the price is based on the 2016 appraisal. The bill would provide that an offer made based on the 2016 appraisal shall only be effective until December 31, 2022.
    09/28/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 362, Statutes of 2021.

  • ACR 19 (Gallagher) National Purple Heart Trail.
    This measure would designate Route 20 from YUB 0.000 to YUB R3.389 and Route 70 from YUB 13.604 to YUB 15.850 in the City of Marysville in the County of Yuba for inclusion in the National Purple Heart Trail.
    09/07/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 106, Statutes of 2021.
  • ACR 21 (Megan Dahle) Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge.
    This measure would designate the South Yuba River Bridge over Route 49 (NEV R21.857, South Yuba River Bridge No. 17-07) in the County of Nevada as the “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge”.
    09/07/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 107, Statutes of 2021.
  • ACR 27 (Gallagher) Farm-to-Fork Corridor.
    This measure would designate the portion of Route 99 from TEH 20.400 at Eldrid Avenue near the community of Dairyville to TEH 24.529 near Arch Street in the City of Red Bluff in the County of Tehama as the “Farm-to-Fork Corridor”.
    09/07/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 109, Statutes of 2021.
  • ACR 32 (Megan Dahle) High Desert State Prison Correctional Officer Richard Bianchi, Jr., Memorial Highway.
    This measure would designates Route 36 near Susanville from LAS 25.356 at State Route 139 to LAS R29.390 at Junction US 395, in the County of Lassen as the “High Desert State Prison Correctional Officer Richard Bianchi, Jr., Memorial Highway”.
    09/07/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 110, Statutes of 2021.
  • ACR 40 (Mathis) Harry Tow Memorial Highway Overcrossing.
    This measure would designate the highway overcrossing in the City of Visalia off Plaza Drive and Route 198 at TUL R4.796 as the “Harry Tow Memorial Highway Overcrossing”.
    09/07/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 112, Statutes of 2021.
  • ACR 47 (Stone) Staff Sergeant Robert Scott Johnson Memorial Highway.
    This measure would designate the portion of Route 1 between Exit 406 for Lightfighter Drive, MON R82.759, and Exit 404 for Fremont Boulevard and Del Monte Boulevard, MON R80.970, in the City of Seaside as the “Staff Sergeant Robert Scott Johnson Memorial Highway”.
    09/17/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 135, Statutes of 2021.
  • ACR 51 (Gabriel) Dr. Sally Ride Memorial Highway.
    This measure would designate the portion of US 101 between the junction with I-405, at LA 17.165 and Balboa Boulevard, at LA 19.217, as the “Dr. Sally Ride Memorial Highway”.
    09/07/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 114, Statutes of 2021.
  • ACR 52 (Patterson) Tom Seaver Memorial Highway.
    This measure would designate the portion of Route 41 from the East Jensen Avenue Overcrossing No. 42-268 (FRE R21.113) to the South Fresno Viaduct No. 42-226 (FRE R22.107) as the “Tom Seaver Memorial Highway”.
    09/17/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 136, Statutes of 2021.
  • ACR 64 (Fong) Harvey L. Hall Memorial Highway.
    This measure would designate the portion of Westside Parkway between the Coffee Road offramp and the Allen Road offramp on Route 58 in the County of Kern as the “Harvey L. Hall Memorial Highway”.
    Note: Technically, the Westside Parkway is not Route 58 yet (per the Postmile Tool), and the segment of existing Rosedale Highway (shown by Google as part of Route 58) between Coffee Road and Allen Road has been relinquished to the City of Bakersfield.
    09/17/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 138, Statutes of 2021.
  • ACR 67 (Quirk-Silva) Tommy Lasorda Memorial Highway.
    This measure would designate I-5 from Ball Road OC 55-670 at ORA 37.638 to Eastbound exit Route 91 at ORA 42.671, within the County of Orange as the “Tommy Lasorda Memorial Highway”.
    09/07/21    Chaptered by Secretary of State – Res. Chapter 115, Statutes of 2021.

I checked California Transportation Commission page for the results of the California Transportation Commission meetings from September through October 2021. As always, note that I tend not to track items that do not impact these pages — i.e., pavement rehabilitation or replacement, landscaping, drainage, culverts, roadside facilities, charging stations, or other things that do not impact the routing or history, unless they are really significant. As such, 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; ❧  indicates the results from the meeting, if the meeting minutes were available. ]

2.1a. STIP/SHOPP Program/Project Amendments

♠ (1) SHOPP Amendments for Approval: Request to:
(Related Items under Ref. 2.5b.(1) and 2.5b.(2))

  • Add 29 new projects into the 2020 SHOPP.  (2.1a.(1a) [Major Damage Restoration, Collision Reduction] and 2.1a.(1b) [Bridge Preservation])
  • Revise 16 projects currently programmed in the 2020 SHOPP.  (2.1a.(1d) and 2.1a.(1f) [Long Lead Amendments])

Of these, the following projects/allocation were at the level of interest for the highway pages (general, these are significant new structures or changes, as opposed to repair or rehabilitation in place; additions of bike paths, pedestrian, or complete street elements; or non-visible changes). In particular, the October agenda contained numerous Major Damage Restoration items from the various mid-Summer fires and fire complexes such as the Dixie, Beckwourth, Monument, Lava, Tenant, Flats, and Fly; it also included a lot of Polyester Concrete overlays to bridge decks—none of which made it into the highway pages:

  • (1a) #13. 12-Ora-5 9.6/10.4. PPNO 12-2627; ProjID 1220000014; EA 0S280. I-5 In San Juan Capistrano, from Route 74 to south of Junipero Serra Road.  Add a second auxiliary lane, Changeable Message Sign (CMS), and overhead sign structures. Allocation ($1000s): PA&ED $1,022; PS&E $1,097; R/W Sup $0; Con Sup $1,023; R/W Cap $0; Const Cap $5,000; Total $8,142. BC: 8/13/2024. (Concurrent COS allocation under Resolution FP-21-26; October 2021.)
  • (1d) #5. 07-LA-105 R2.1 R1.8/R2.3. PPNO 07-5507; ProjID 0719000005; EA 35510. I-105 Near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), at three connector tunnels with Route 405. Replace existing lighting with Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and add Transportation Management System (TMS) elements. Note: Decrease in construction capital, construction support, and R/W capital is due to an error in calculating escalation, which has been corrected.  Update postmiles to capture entire scope of work. Allocation changes ($1000s): Con Sup $4,519 ⇒ $4,000; Const Cap $22,161 ⇒ $20,731; Total   $29,933 ⇒ $27,981.
  • (1d) #6. 07-LA-405 17.6. PPNO 07-5490; ProjID 0718000307; EA 35390. Route 107 In Lawndale, at Route 107 at Hawthorne Undercrossing Bridge No.53-1231.  Seismic retrofit of bridge and upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Note: The previous strategy of constructing cast-in-place reinforced concrete panels and dowels in front of pier walls has been changed to a strategy of using columns with carbon fiber reinforced polymer casings.  This change reduces both construction capital and support.  Reduce R/W capital because less positive utility location work is needed under the new strategy. Allocation changes ($1000s): Con Sup  $2,151 ⇒ $1,926; R/W Cap $47 ⇒ $43; Const Cap $4,681 ⇒ $3,536; Total $9,997 ⇒ $8,623.
  • (1f) #1. 01-DN-101 12.0/15.5. PPNO 01-1112; ProjID 0115000099; EA 0F280. US 101 Near Crescent City, at Last Chance Grade, from Wilson Creek Bridge to 3.8 miles north of Wilson Creek Bridge.  Permanent roadway restoration and realignment.(Long Lead Project) Note: Increase in R/W capital is needed to fund a contract with the Yurok tribe to undertake an ethnographic study required for the environmental document. Allocation changes ($1000s): R/W Cap $105 ⇒ $205; Total $10,105 ⇒ $10,205.
  • (1f) #3. 05-Mon-1 20.9/21.3. PPNO 05-2524; ProjID 0514000004; EA 1F510. Route 1 Near Lucia, from 0.1 mile south to 0.2 mile north of Limekiln Creek Bridge No. 44-0058.  Replace bridge. Note: Increase in construction capital is due to change in design from a five span to two span bridge to reduce environmental impact. Increase in construction support is due to additional inspection necessary for specialized construction method. Increase in R/W cap and R/W sup are due to necessary closure of state park to prevent pedestrians from walking under work zone. Accelerate pre-construction schedule to align with completion of PA&ED. Allocation changes ($1000s, * phase not programmed): *PS&E FY24 ⇒ FY23; *R/W Sup $416 FY24 ⇒ $1,110 FY23; *Con Sup $13,865 ⇒ $14,288; *R/W Cap $704 ⇒ $3,319; *Con Cap $64,644 ⇒ $76,200; Total $92,727 ⇒ $108,015.

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

♠ (1) STIP Amendments for Notice: The Department proposes to program $24,900,000 of Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) Surface Transportation Block Grant Program – Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program funds to the Route 11/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry – Segment 3A project in San Diego County. (PPNO 0999F) (Note: STIP amendments do not provide a lot of detail.)

2.1c. TCIF Baseline Amendments

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

2.1s. TCEP Baseline Amendments

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

2.2a. Submittal of Notice of Preparation for Comments

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

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

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

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

♠ (1) Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding and New Public Road Connection:
(° indicates items that were below the level of detail for updating the specific route pages)

  • 02-Plu-70, PM 58.2/R78.4, 65.8/R66.2. Cromberg Rehabilitation & Feather River Inn Intersection. Rehabilitate pavement, drainage, and make other improvements on approximately 20 miles of Route 70 in Plumas County. (MND) (PPNO 3619) (SHOPP) (Related Item under Ref. 2.5b.(2))
  • 03-Pla-49, PM R8.7/R10.6. Placer 49 Safety Barrier Project. Construct a concrete median barrier and other safety features on Route 49 in Placer County. (MND) (PPNO 4787) (SHOPP) (Related Item under Ref. 2.5b.(2))
  • °04-Ala-580, PM 4.3. Interstate 580 Storm Damage Permanent Restoration Project. Restore the function of a storm drain system and preserve the structural integrity of the surrounding embankment and highway on I-580 in Alameda County. (MND) (PPNO 1461D) (SHOPP) (Related Item under Ref. 2.5b.(2))
  • 06-Ker-204, PM 5.9/6.8. Hageman Road Extension Project from Knudsen Drive to Golden State Avenue at Airport Drive. Construct a four-lane road from Hageman Road and Knudsen Drive to State Route 204/Golden State Avenue in Kern County.  (MND) (PPNO 3525) (STIP) (Related Item under Ref. 2.5c.(2)/2.5v.(1))
  • 07-LA-91, PM R7.00/R11.04. SR-91 Central Avenue to Acacia Court Improvement Project. Reduce congestion and construct mobility and safety improvements on Route 91 in Los Angeles County.  (MND) (EA 35920) (FTIP)
  • °09-Iny-395, PM 114.90/117.80; 09-Iny-168, PM 17.60/18.30. Bishop Pavement. Rehabilitate pavement, construct a multiuse path, replace portions of sidewalk, improve drainage, and perform other work on US 395, and on Route 168 in Inyo County.  (MND) (PPNO 2653) (SHOPP) (Related Item under Ref. 2.5b.(2))

2.3a. Route Adoptions

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

2.3b. New Public Road Connection

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

2.3c. Relinquishments

♠ Four Relinquishment Resolutions:

  • 04-Son-101-PM 20.1. Right of way along US 101 on 3rd Street and Davis Street, in the city of Santa Rosa.
  • 04-Son-101-PM 20.7. Right of way along US 101 on College Avenue, in the city of Santa Rosa.
  • 06-Tul-190-PM 0.39/4.45. Right of way along Route 190 at Road 120 and Road 152, in the county of Tulare.
  • 11-SD-5-PM 15.4. Right of way along I-5 on Russ Boulevard, in the city of San Diego.

2.3d. Vacations

♠ One Vacation Resolution: 10-Cal-26-PM 2.6. Right of way along Route 26 from Burson Road to Penrod Road, in the county of Calaveras.

2.5a Minor Projects

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

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

♠ (1) Request of $305,246,000 for 24 SHOPP projects.
(Related Items under Ref. 2.1a.(1), 2.2c.(7) and 2.5s.(6))

Of these, the following were of interest for the highway pages (a few of these are more minor projects, but for routes that haven’t seen any love gotten any attention in a while):

  • #3. $1,950,000. 03-Nev-174 9.6/10.2. PPNO 03-4450; ProjID 0313000047; EA 3F680. Route 174 In Grass Valley, from Race Street to Route 20, including frontage streets.  Outcome/Output: Financial Contribution Only (FCO) for construction capital to the City of Grass Valley to relinquish a portion of the route. Allocation: CON ENG $360,000; CONST $1,660,000. (Four month time extension for CONST and CON ENG approved under Waiver 21-59; June 2021.)
  • #5. $8,146,000. 04-Ala-61 19.8/21.2. PPNO 04-1452J; ProjID 0417000013; EA 2K710. Route 61 In the city of Alameda, from  Broadway / Encinal Avenue to Sherman Street.   Outcome/Output: Rehabilitate pavement by overlaying existing pavement with asphalt, upgrade curb ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, enhance crosswalk markings, upgrade existing signals with accessible pedestrian signals and countdown timers, and install vehicle speed feedback signs.  This project will extend the pavement service life and improve safety and ride quality. Allocation: CON ENG $1,500,000; CONST $5,741,000.
  • #9. $6,167,000. 06-Ker-223 R15.7/R16.0. PPNO 06-6758; ProjID 0614000057; EA 0R190. Route 223 Near Weedpatch, from 0.3 miles west to 0.3 miles east of Route 184 (Wheeler Ridge Road); also on Route 184 from 0.3 miles south to 0.3 miles north of Route 223 (Bear Mountain Boulevard).  (Additional $1,500,000 from local contribution.)  Outcome/Output: Construct roundabout to improve operations  and safety. Allocation: CON ENG $1,000,000; CONST $4,400,000. (CEQA – CE, 1/6/2015; Re-validation 12/16/2020) (NEPA – CE, 1/6/2015; Re-validation 12/16/2020) (SHOPP Minor expenditures of $635,091 for PA&ED, $2,491,697 for PS&E, and $790,068 for R/W Sup.)
  • #11. $4,389,000. 07-LA-91 R11.8. PPNO 07-4967; ProjID 0716000017; EA 31910. Route 91 In Long Beach, at the northbound Route 710 to eastbound Route 91 connector, below Artesia Boulevard Overcrossing № 53-0820 and E91-N710 Connector Overcrossing № 53-2241G.   Outcome/Output: Lower profile of connector to achieve standard vertical clearance, prevent structural damage, and improve safety. Allocation: CON ENG $2,073,000; CONST $3,230,000.
  • #13. $2,210,000. 09-Ker-202 R4.7/R5.2. PPNO 09-2620; ProjID 0916000016; EA 36720. Route 202 Near Tehachapi, from 0.2 mile west to 0.3 mile east of Cummings Valley Road East. Outcome/Output: Improve safety by constructing a left-turn lane.  This project will reduce the number and severity of collisions. Allocation: CON ENG $950,000; CONST $1,260,000.
  • #14. $10,518,000. 10-SJ-4 4.5/4.9. PPNO 10-3177; ProjID 1016000139; EA 1F460. Route 4 Near Holt, from Middle River Bridge to 0.5 mile east of Middle River Bridge. Outcome/Output: Improve safety by widening shoulders, curve realignment, upgrade guard rail, and install flashing beacons.  This project will reduce the number and severity of collisions. Allocation: CON ENG $2,006,000; CONST $7,335,000.
  • #24. $15,900,000. 12-Ora-55 R8.0/R9.2. PPNO 12-3483; ProjID 1215000045; EA 0G950. Route 55 In and near Santa Ana and Tustin, from Dyer Road onramp to Edinger Avenue offramp. Outcome/Output: Construct northbound auxiliary lane to reduce delay, improve goods movement, and improve safety. Allocation: CON ENG $2,800,000; CONST $13,100,000.

♠ (2) Request of $112,280,000 for 114 2020 SHOPP preconstruction project phases for design and R/W support, divided as (2a) $28,576,000 for 51 SHOPP support phases and (2b) $83,704,000  for 63 SHOPP Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) support phases.
(Related Items under Ref. 2.1a.(1), and 2.2c.(1))

Of these, the following were of interest for the highway pages (a few of these are more minor projects, but for routes that haven’t seen any love gotten any attention in a while):

  • (2a) #1. $1,354,000. 01-Hum-254 4.4/4.6. PPNO 01-2502; ProjID 0118000110; EA 0H800. Route 254 Near Miranda, from 0.4 mile to 0.2 mile south of Maple Hills Road. Stabilize slope and existing roadway by constructing a retaining wall and improving drainage. Allocation: PS&E $1,242,000; R/W Sup $112,000.
  • (2a) #2. $1,190,000. 02-Plu-36 R13.6/R14.2. PPNO 02-3759; ProjID 0219000145; EA 0J640. Route 36 Near Chester, from 0.3 mile west to 0.3 mile east of County Road A13. Construct roundabout. Allocation: PS&E $1,190,000.
  • (2a) #5. $1.840,000. 03-Pla-49 R8.7/R10.6. PPNO 03-4787; ProjID 0319000004; EA 4H600. Route 49 Near Auburn, from 0.3 mile south of Lorenson Road/Florence Lane to 0.3 mile north of Lone  Star Road. Construct concrete median barrier and two roundabouts. (Concurrent consideration of funding under Resolution E-21-89; October 2021.) (Four month time extension for PS&E and R/W Sup approved under  Waiver 21-59; June 2021) Allocation: PS&E $940,000; R/W Sup $900,000.
  • (2a) #13. $999,000. 07-LA-126 R2.4. PPNO 07-5732; ProjID 0720000138; EA 37070. Route 126 Near Del Valle, at the intersection with Chiquito Canyon Road. Intersection improvements. Allocation: PS&E $939,000 (Programmed) $982,000 (Allocated); R/W Sup $17,000.
  • (2a) #25. $300,000. 11-SD-905 11.737. PPNO 11-1433; ProjID 1119000045; EA 43064. Route 905 Near San Diego, at the Otay Mesa Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility (CVEF). Add new inspection lane and truck weighing system. Allocation: PS&E $300,000.
  • (2a) #26. $1,022,000. 12-Ora-5 9.6/10.4. PPNO 12-2627; ProjID 1220000014; EA 0S280. I-5 In San Juan Capistrano, from Route 74 to south of Junipero Serra Road. Add a second auxiliary lane, Changeable Message Sign (CMS), and overhead sign structures. (Concurrent Amendment under SHOPP Amendment 20H-011; October 2021.) Allocation: PA&ED $1,022,000.

2.5c Financial Allocations for STIP Projects

♠ (2) [+2.5v.(1)] Request of $2,686,000 for the locally-administered Extend Hageman Road Easterly Across Route 99 and Connect to Route 204 in Bakersfield STIP project, on the State Highway System, in Kern County, programmed in FY 2022-23. (PPNO 3525) (06-Ker-204 5.9/6.8)
(Related Item under Ref. 2.2c.(1))

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

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

2.5e Supplemental Fund Allocations

♠ (1) Request for an additional $3,750,000 (110 percent increase) in Construction Support, for the SHOPP Six Bridges Vertical Clearance project (04-Sol-80 1.8/4.4) on I-80, in Solano County. (EA 0J710, PPNO 0481R)

♠ (3) Request for an additional $1,275,000 (44.7 percent increase) in Pre-Construction Support, Plans, Specifications and Estimate (PS&E) phase, for the SHOPP Bridge Replacement project on Route 1 in Marin County. (EA 0G642, PPNO 0756K)

2.5f Financial Allocations for SHOPP

♠ Informational Reports on Allocations Under Delegated Authority

  • Emergency G-11 Allocations (2.5f.(1)):  $39,740,000 for 16 projects.
  • SHOPP Safety Sub-Allocations (2.5f.(3)): $12,916,000 for three projects.
  • Minor G-05-16 Allocations (2.5f.(4)):  $5,815,000 for six projects.

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

  • (1) #12. $5,100,000. 05-Mon-1 29.6/36.8. PPNO 05-3041; ProjID 0521000015; EA 1N410). On Route 1 Near Big Sur, from 1.5 miles north of Big Creek Bridge to 0.6 mile north of Julia Via Bridge; also from 0.9 mile to 0.5 mile south of Big Creek Bridge (PM 27.2/27.6).  Heavy rainfall on January 27th and 28th caused large debris flows and a major washout at Rat Creek. The larger than normal debris flow is due to the Dolan Fire that burned over 128,000 acres in August 2020.  The high intensity storms combined with fire damage debris lead to a blocked existing sixty-six inch drainage pipe that conveyed the flow under the embankment.  Runoff began to pond behind the roadway embankment until it overtopped the highway.  Resulting drainage water overtopping eroded the fill on the downstream side, and eventually eroded across both lanes.  This project will clear mud and debris, clear culvert inlets in the area, and place an enhanced embankment solution and pavement to restore the eroded roadway.  A first supplemental was necessary to repair damage that was initially unknown due to limited access at the time. Approximately 190,000 cubic yards of debris were removed versus the 25,000 cubic yards that were originally estimated in addition to four drainage locations that were originally not identified.  This second supplemental is necessary due to higher cost associated with limited access to the outlet that will require specialized equipment, increase in unit cost for tunneling, and additional rock slope protection (RSP). Allocation: CON ENG $0; CONST $5,100,000.
  • (3) #1. $6,270,000. 03-Pla-49 2.2/2.4. PPNO 03-4785; ProjID 0316000077; EA 1H240. Route 49 In Auburn, from 0.2 mile south of Lincoln Way to Lincoln Way. Outcome/Output: Realign roadway and construct a roundabout at the intersection with Lincoln Way and Borland Avenue to improve traffic flow and safety.  This project will reduce the number and severity of collisions.(Additional $69,550 contribution from City of Auburn for utility agreement.) (Future consideration of funding approved under Resolution E-19-50; June 2019.) (Sixteen month time extension for CONST and CON ENG approved under Waiver 20-31; June 2020.) Allocation: CON ENG $1,300,000; CONST $4,000,000.

2.5g Prop 1B Project Allocations

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

2.5s Senate Bill 1 Programs Project Allocations Local Partnership Program (LPP) Allocations

♠ (4) Request of $3,681,000 for the State-Administered LPP-Formulaic South Coast US 101 HOV Lanes – Montecito to Santa Barbara (Segments 4D-4E) project, on the State Highway System, in Santa Barbara County. (PPNO 7101B)

♠ (6) Request of $220,000,000 for the State-Administered multi-funded STIP/TCEP/LPP-Competitive State Route 55 Corridor Improvements from I-405 to I-5 project, on the State Highway System (Route 55, Route 5), in Orange County. (PPNO 3470) (Related Item under Ref. 2.5b.(1))

♠ (7) Request of $49,580,000 for the State-Administered multi-funded STIP/SCCP/LPP-Formulaic Soscol Junction (Route 29/Route 221/Soscol Ferry Road) project, on the State Highway System, in Napa County. (PPNO 0376)

2.5t Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) Allocations

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

2.5w Active Transportation Program (ATP) Allocations

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

2.6g Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) Allocations

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

4. TCIF and Aeronautic Program Updates / Policy Matters

♠ 4.18 Local Partnership Formulaic Program Amendment: Add one project: The Mid County Parkway Construction Contract #2 (from Redlands Avenue to the Ramona Expressway) Project in Riverside County and program $5,686,000 in Fiscal Year 2021-22. Note: The Mid-County Parkway Project is discussed with Route 74.

Other Matters/Public Comment

There were no items of interest for this agenda item in the reviewed minutes.

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).

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