It’s late October. I’m sitting at my desk spending a day recording LPs to MP3 (right now, it is John Wesley Harding (Bob Dylan)), so it seems the perfect time to work on highway page updates. As always, you can keep up to date on the latest headlines related to California Highways by friending the California Highways Facebook group. I’ve set it up 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.
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 Saikrishna Arcot(2), Jake at AAroads(3), Larry Scholnick(4), Adam Struck(5):Route 1(1), Route 4(1), I-5(1), I-8(1), I-15(1,2), Route 24(1), Route 39(1), I-40(1), Route 41(1), Route 54(1), Route 63(3), Route 73(1), Route 75(1), I-80(1,5), Route 84(1), Route 89(1), Route 92(1), US 101(1), Route 184(1), I-210(1), I-405(4), I-880(1), Santa Clara County Route G8(1).
It’s now the next day. A large collection of albums have been ripped and burned, including Bob Dylan (“The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”, “Blood on the Tracks”, “Bringing It All Back Home”), Dan Fogelberg (“Windows and Walls”, “The Innocent Age”), Barbra Streisand (“My Name Is Barbra Two”), Mandy Patinkin, Dick Tracy, On the Town (1992 London Concert), Harry Belefonte (“Calypso”), Jose Feliciano (“Alive Alive O”), and a collection of Cole Porter songs. Right now, we’re doing Herb Alpert and the TJB (“Lonely Bull”) before going into Hot Tuna, so what better time to turn to legislative actions…
Reviewed the Pending Legislation page. The following passages are of particular interest:
AB 348 (Buchanan) Highways: Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zone.
This bill would, notwithstanding these requirements and until January 1, 2017, provide for the designation of the segment of county highway known as Vasco Road, between the Route 580 junction in Alameda County and the Walnut Boulevard intersection in Contra Costa County, as a Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zone upon the approval of the boards of supervisors of Alameda County and Contra Costa County. The bill would also impose specified duties on local governing bodies regarding that double fine zone, including a report to be submitted to the Legislature on the effectiveness of the zone.
Chaptered 9/21/2011. Statute Chapter 290.
AB 957 (Committee on Transportation) Transportation omnibus bill.
(many things, including…) (3) Existing law provides for the California Transportation Commission to adopt locations for state highways on routes authorized by law, and provides for relinquishment of certain segments of state highways from the state to local agencies. This bill would provide for the relinquishment of the portion of Route 39 in the City of Buena Park and all of Route 225 in the City of Santa Barbara under certain terms and conditions.
Chaptered October 7, 2011. Statue Chapter 536.
ACR 58 (Knight) Captain Ted Hall and Engineer Arnie Quinones Memorial Interchange.
Designates the interchange on Route 14 with the Angeles Forest Highway (Los Angeles County Route N3) in the County of Los Angeles as the “Captain Ted Hall and Engineer Arnie Quinones Memorial Interchange“
Chaptered 9/28/2011. Resolution Chapter 107.
ACR 66 (V. Manuel Pérez) Deputy Probation Officer Irene Rios Memorial Highway.
Designates the westbound segment of Route 8, between westbound postmile R4.60 and R6.60, in the County of Imperial, as the “Deputy Probation Officer Irene B. Rios Memorial Highway“
Chaptered 9/22/2011. Resolution Chapter 99.
ACR 70 (Smyth) CHP Officers Gayle W. Wood, Jr. and James E. McCabe Memorial Highway.
Designates the portion of Route 5 between Palomas Wash Bridge and 5 miles north of Palomas Wash Bridge in the County of Los Angeles as the “CHP Officers Gayle W. Wood, Jr. and James E. McCabe Memorial Highway“
Chaptered 9/28/2011. Resolution Chapter 109.
ACR 75 (Nielsen) CHP Officer Charles T. Smith Memorial Highway.
Designates the portion of I-5 between County Road 25 and Route 32 in the County of Glenn as the “CHP Officer Charles T. Smith Memorial Highway“.
Chaptered 9/28/2011. Resolution Chapter 113
ACR 76 (Chesbro) CHP Officer Thomas R. Adams Memorial Highway and the CHP Officer Paul C. Jarske Memorial Highway.
Designates the portion of US 101 between the intersection of Route 271 to the South Fork of the Eel River (Postmile 102.00 to Postmile 106.57) in the County of Mendocino as the “CHP Officer Thomas R. Adams Memorial Highway“. The measure would also designate the portion of US 101 between Branscomb Road, milepost marker 69.50, and milepost marker 74.50, in the County of Mendocino as the “CHP Officer Paul C. Jarske Memorial Highway“.
Chaptered 9/28/2011. Resolution Chapter 114.
SCR 25 (Negrete McLeod) California Highway Patrol Officer Thomas P. Coleman Memorial Highway.
Designates the portion of Route 10 in the vicinity of Texas Street, milepost marker 30.377, to South Wabash Avenue, milepost marker 34.288, in the County of San Bernardino, as the “CHP Officer Thomas P. Coleman Memorial Highway“
Chaptered 9/15/2011. Resolution Chapter 89.
SCR 26 (Blakeslee and many others) Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.
Designates the portion of Route 1 between Route 166 and the Santa Barbara County line as the “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway“
Chaptered 9/15/2011. Resolution Chapter 90.
SCR 28 (Strickland) Correctional Officer Scott Williams Memorial Highway.
Designates Route 1 between the California Boulevard exit and the Santa Lucia Canyon Road/Floradale Avenue exit in Lompoc as the “Correctional Officer Scott Williams Memorial Highway“
Chaptered 9/15/2011. Resolution Chapter 91.
SCR 30 (Anderson) CHP Officer Dan N. Benavides Memorial Highway.
Designates the portion of Route 15 between Gopher Canyon Road milepost marker 40.84 and the Old Highway 395 overcrossing milepost marker 43.28 in the County of San Diego as the “CHP Officer Dan N. Benavides Memorial Highway“
Chaptered 9/15/2011. Resolution Chapter 92.
SCR 34 (Evans) Deputy Frank Trejo Memorial Interchange.
Designates the US 101 interchange at Route 12 in the City of Santa Rosa as the “Deputy Frank Trejo Memorial Interchange“
Chaptered 9/15/2011. Resolution Chapter 93.
SCR 52 (Vargas) Caltrans Highway Maintenance Leadworker Jaime Obeso Memorial Highway, Caltrans Leadworker Gary Wayne Smith Memorial Highway, and Caltrans Equipment Operator II Richard Gonzalez Memorial Interchange
Designates the portion of I-8 in the City of El Centro as the “Caltrans Highway Maintenance Leadworker Jaime Obeso Memorial Highway“, as well as designating the Sunbeam Rest Area as the “Jaime Obeso Sunbeam Rest Area“. Designate the portion of Route 99, from one mile north of its intersection with Wilson Landing Road to Broyles Road, north of the City of Chico, as the “Caltrans Leadworker Gary Wayne Smith Memorial Highway“. Designates the interchange between I-5 and Route 905 in the County of San Diego as the “Caltrans Equipment Operator II Richard Gonzalez Memorial Interchange” .
Chaptered 9/15/2011. Resolution Chapter 94.
We’re still in the Hot Tuna, so we turn to the third phase of updates: the CTC…. I checked the CTC Liaison page for the results of the September and October meetings. The following items were of interest:
2.1a. Program Amendments/Project Approvals – STIP Amendments for Action
Sep-(3) The City of Ventura proposes to amend TCRP Project 47 – Route 101 California Street off-ramp in Ventura County, to revise the funding plan and project schedule, and to reallocate $120,000 in previously allocated TCRP funds. Approved, as modified.
2.1c. Traffic Congestion Relief (TCR)Program Application Approvals/Amendments, Proposition 1B CMIA Program/Project Amendments
Proposition 1B CMIA Program Amendments
Sep-(1a) The Department and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency propose to amend the CMIA Baseline Agreement for the Lincoln Bypass project (PPNO 0145M) to add scope extending the four-lane expressway from Nelson Lane to West Wise Road included in Phase 2A (PPNO 4895) as approved in Resolution CMIA-P-1011-07 in June 2011, update plans and delivery schedule. Approved, as distributed in Pink Handout distributed at the meeting.
Sep-(1b) The Department and the El Dorado County Transportation Commission propose to amend the CMIA baseline agreement for the US 50 HOV lanes project (PPNO 3283A) to add scope extending the HOV lanes from Bass Lake to the Cambridge Road Interchange included in Phase 2A, Segment 1 (PPNO 3283B) as approved in Resolution CMIA-P-1011-07 in June 2011, and update the funding plan and delivery schedule. Deferred to October Meeting
Oct-(1c) The Department and the El Dorado County Transportation Commission propose to amend the CMIA baseline agreement for the US 50 HOV lanes project (PPNO 3283A and PPNO 3283B) to add scope extending the HOV lanes from Bass Lake to the Cambridge Road Interchange (included in Phase 2A Segment 1 [PPNO 4895] under Resolution CMIA-P-1011-07), and update the funding plans and delivery schedule.
Oct-(1d) The Department and the City of Livermore propose to amend the CMIA baseline agreements for Segment 1 [Widen and realign State Route 84 south of I-580 interchange and relocate utilities (PPNO 0115E)], Segment 2 [Construct new local roads north of the I-580/Isabel Avenue Interchange (PPNO 0115F)], and Segment 3 [Construct new interchange at Isabel Avenue and a new Portola Avenue Overcrossing (PPNO 0115B)] of the I-580/Isabel Interchange project to revise the project scopes for Segments 1 and 3 and to update the project funding plans for Segments 1 and 2.
2.2c. Environmental Matters – Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding, Route Adoption or New Public Road
Sep-(1) Approval of Four Projects for Future Consideration of Funding:
01-DN-101, PM 4.04/4.42 Klamath River Bridge Hinge Replacement Project on US 101 (ND) (PPNO 1039) (SHOPP). The Commission accepted the environmental documents and approved the projects for future consideration of funding.
10-SJ-12, PM 0.01 Mokelumne River Bridge Rehabilitation Project on Route 12 (MND) (PPNO 7353) (SHOPP) The Commission accepted the environmental documents and approved the projects for future consideration of funding.
10-SJ-12, PM R4.4/R0.8 Little Potato Slough Bearing Pad Replacement Project on Route 12 (MND) (PPNO 7364) (SHOPP) The Commission accepted the environmental documents and approved the projects for future consideration of funding.
11-SD-5, PM R28.6/R30.5 (EA 022330), PM 29.3/30.5 (EA 065000, PPNO 0129P, SHOPP) Interstate 5/Genesee Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project (MND) The Commission accepted the environmental documents and approved the projects for future consideration of funding.
Oct-(1) Approval of Eight Projects for Future Consideration of Funding and one project for New Public Road Connection:
01-MEN-1, PM 70.2/70.8 Route 1 Seaside Creek Storm Damage Repair Project (MND) (PPNO 4459) (SHOPP). Repair storm damaged roadway and retaining wall along a portion of Route 1 near the town of Westport.
04-SM-101, PM 16.3/17.06 US 101/Broadway Interchange Reconstruction Project. (MND) (PPNO 0702A) (STIP)
04-ALA-80, PM 1.99/8.04, 04-CC-80, PM 0.0/13.49 Interstate 80 Integrated Corridor Mobility Project. (MND) (PPNO 0062G, 0062H, 0062I, 0062J, 0062E) (CMIA). The project in will install transportation operations system from the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Toll Plaza in Alameda County to the Carquinez Bridge in Contra Costa County.
06-KER-99, PM 27.0/28.4 Kern Route 99 North 8-Lane Widening Project (MND) (PPNO 6267) (STIP)
06-KER-119, PM 5.5/R13.3 Route 119 Cherry Avenue Four-Lane Widening Project near Taft (MND) (PPNO 3645) (STIP)
06-KER-99, PM 17.0/22.1 Route 99 widening project in South Bakersfield 8-Lane Project (MND) (PPNO 6268) (STIP)
07-LA-405, PM 10.8/11.4 I-405/Avalon Boulevard Interchange Project (ND) (EA 23390) (Local/Federal)
08-RIV-215, PM 14.2/28.5 I-215 Widening Project (MND) (PPNO 9991G) (STIP/Local) Resolution E-11-75
Oct-(2) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 05-SBT-156, PM 3.0/R8.2 San Benito Route 156 Improvement Project (FEIR) (PPNO 0297) (STIP)
Oct-(3) Approval of Project for Future Consideration of Funding: 04-SCL-280, PM 5.10/5.20, 04-SCL-880, PM 0.0/0.70 Improvements at Route 17/I-880/I-280 and I-880/Stevens Creek Boulevard Interchange Project (FEIR) (PPNO 0408G) (CMIA/Local)
2.3a. Route Adoptions
05-SLO-41-PM R41.2/R42.2 Transfer of Highway Location from the intersection at West Centre Street to Route 46, near the Community of Shandon, in the county of San Luis Obispo Approved.
2.3b. New Public Road Connection
(Oct) A New Public Road Connection to State Route 405 07-LA-405 PM 11.0 at Lenardo Drive next to Avalon Boulevard interchange in the city of Carson.
2.3c. Relinquishment Resolutions
(Sep) 04-Nap-29-PM 12.9/13.1 Right of Way along Route 29, at Redwood Road/Trancas Street, in the city of Napa. Approved.
(Sep) 05-SLO-41-PM 41.2/43.8, Right of Way on Route 41 (along West Centre Street), through the Community of Shandon, in the county of San Luis Obispo. Approved.
(Sep) 10-SJ-99-PM 22.5/23.2 Right of Way along Route 99, from 0.4 mile south to 0.3 mile north of East Hammer Lane, in the county of San Joaquin. Approved.
(Oct) 01-Men-101-PM R24.5, Right of way along Route 101, at East Perkins Street, in the city of Ukiah.
(Oct) 05-SB-101-PM 12.75, Collateral Facility Right of way along Route 101, at Milpas Street roundabout, in the city of Santa Barbara.
2.3d. Vacation Resolutions
(Sep) 10-SJ-26-PM 15.6 Right of way along Route 26 in the county of San Joaquin, at 0.4 mile north of North Escalon Bellota Road Approved.
(Oct) 10-SJ-26-PM 15.6 Right of way along Route 26 in the county of San Joaquin, at 0.4 miles north of N. Escalon Bellota Road.
2.5b. Financial Allocations for SHOPP Projects
Sep-(1) Financial Allocation: $65,896,000 for ten SHOPP projects, as follows: –$3,670,000 for three SHOPP projects. –$62,226,000 for seven projects amended into the SHOPP by Departmental action. The projects were on the following routes: I-8, I-10 (various safety improvements), I-15, Route 37 ($640,000 to repair slipout and failed drainage facilities at one location damaged by heavy rainfall), I-40, Route 49 ($1,553,000 near the city of Mariposa, at Ashworth Road to add a left turn lane and traffic signal at one location to reduce number and severity of collisions), Route 54, Route 75, Route 128 ($330,000 to restore and enhance the impacted riparian habitat to comply with the California Department of Fish and Game permit and the North Coast California Regional Water Quality Control Board certification near Napa at Maacama Creek Bridge #20-41 and Redwood Creek Bridge #20-43), Route 299. Approved, as modified.
Oct-(1) Financial Allocation: $55,661,000 for six SHOPP projects. –$40,413,000 for one SHOPP project. –$15,248,000 for five projects amended into the SHOPP by Departmental action on the following routes: Route 89, US 101 ($1,898,000, Near Crescent City, from 2.8 miles north of Wilson Creek Road to 0.2 mile north of Mill Creek Park Entrance Road, to install open-graded bonded wearing course, install centerline rumble strips and replace recessed retro reflective pavement markers to reduce the number of collisions and improve safety), $1,702,000 in Contra Costa County, on Route 4, Route 24, I-80, Route 242 and I-680 at various locations to rehabilitate 19 bridges by replacing joint seals and approach slab, repairing spalls and treating bridge deck with methacrylate to provide smoother ride and extend the useful life; Route 1 ($10,000,000 at Presidio National Park to allocate funds for legal settlement with the United States Government to remediate the Lake, divert runoff from state route and repair all overflow pipes); Route 1 ($1,313,000, In the city of Santa Cruz, from north of Route 9 to north of the High Street Pedestrian Overcrossing, to construct concrete median barrier to improve traffic safety along 0.7 roadway centerline miles); Route 166 ($335,000 , Near New Cuyama, from 2.4 miles east of Gifford Creek to 2.1 miles west of Cuyama River, to install centerline rumble strips to reduce the number of collisions and improve safety along 6.4 centerline miles).
2.5g. Financial Allocation Amendments for Proposition 1B CMIA Projects
Sep-(1a) Financial Allocation: $ 59,500,000 for the I-805/HOV Managed Lanes-North (PPNO 0732A) state administered multiprogram CMIA/SLPP project in San Diego County on the State Highway System. Approved, as distributed in the Yellow Replacement Handout. Construction Support for $5,000,000 approved for funding; Construction Support for $54,500,000 deferred and placed on the “Projects Delivered But Not Yet Allocated” list for October.
Sep-(1b) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce original CMIA construction capital allocation of $60,000,000 for the I-80 Across the Top Bus/Carpool and Auxiliary Lane project (PPNO 6689) in Sacramento County by $11,463,000, to $48,537,000, to reflect contract award savings. Approved.
Sep-(1c) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce original CMIA capital allocation of $25,000,000 for the Santa Maria River Bridge Widening project (PPNO A4459) in San Luis Obispo County by $426,000 to $24,574,000, to reflect contract award savings. Approved.
Sep-(1d) Financial Allocation Amendment: Revise the previously deallocated CMIA savings amount for the Route 101 HOV Lanes – Wilfred project (PPNO 0781E) in Sonoma County by an additional $1,420,000. Approved, as modified.
4. Proposition 1B CMIA Program Amendments
4.12 The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) proposes to amend the CMIA Program to add the I-805/HOV Managed Lanes North Project ($57.5 million CMIA requested) to reprogram CMIA funds replaced by regional American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds on the I- 805/Carroll Canyon Road Project, in accordance with AB X3- 20. Approved.
4.13 The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) proposes to amend the CMIA Program to add the I-5/SR 74 Interchange Reconstruction Project ($15.926 million CMIA requested) to reprogram CMIA funds replaced by regional American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds on the SR 91 Eastbound Project and the I-405 West County HOV Lane Connector Project, in accordance with AB X3-20. Approved, as modified.