A new year, and time for another update. This update is an experiment. If you read my blog, you know that I’ve been looking to find a new HTML editor, as HoTMetaL Pro is no longer supported. I’m experimenting with Amaya, and it seems someone reasonable. I’m not yet used to the keyboard commands, and it doesn’t have a good link validation mechanism, but finding good software is difficult. You would think, with as long as the web has been around (in Internet years), problems like this would have been solved. As always, if you have a good suggestion regarding an HTML editor, I’m open to suggestions.
The move of the blog to http://blog.cahighways.org/ at the beginning of the year has worked well. I’m mirroring it to both Livejournal and Facebook, but I haven’t yet figured out a way to have it autopost to G+. Again, suggestions are welcome. Alas, I’m not getting the level of comments I like, so I do encourage all you lurkers to speak up. 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.
On to the update… [Updated 2/21/2012]
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, but didn’t find any updates there. This resulted in changes on the following routes, with credit as indicated [my research(1), contributions of information or leads (via direct mail or Usenet) from Anneliese Ågren(2), Patrick Carroll(3), Alan Mintz(4), JP(5): Route 1(1,3), LRN 1(1), Route 4(1), I-5(1), Route 7(1), I-10(1), Route 17(5), Route 24(1), Route 26(1), Route I-710(1), I-805(1), Route 905(1).
Reviewed the Pending Legislation page. The new legislative silly season has started, but nothing has passed yet. There have, however, been very few naming resolutions.
I checked the CTC Liaison page for the results of the January meeting. The following items were of interest:
2.1a. State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Amendments
The Department and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) propose to amend the TCIF baseline agreement for the Route 11 and Otay Mesa POE project (PPNO 0999) in the city of San Diego, in the community of Otay Mesa East, to program $45,500,000 of SAFETEA-LU Border Infrastructure Program funds and to split the project into three separate segments for staged construction..
2.1c Proposition 1B CMIA Project Amendments for Action
(1b) Orange County proposes to amend the CMIA baseline agreement for the Route 57 Northbound Widening, South of Katella Avenue to North of Lincoln Avenue project (PPNO 3829); the Northbound widening, from Route 91 to Yorba Linda Boulevard project (PPNO 3788); and the Northbound widening, Yorba Linda Boulevard to Lambert Road project (PPNO 3788A) to update the funding plans.
(1d) Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission propose to amend the CMIA baseline agreements for Segment 1 (Greenville to Portola, PPNO 0112A), Segment 2 (Portola to Hacienda, PPNO 0112D), and Segment 3 (Construct auxiliary lanes and widen Arroyo Las Positas Bridges at two locations, PPNO 0112E) of the I-580 Eastbound HOV Lane project to: (1) Transfer the scope of work related to the final Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) lift from Segment 1 and Segment 2 to Segment 3; (2) Increase the scope of Segment 3 project by transferring above described final RAC lift from Segment 1 and Segment 2 and also by adding locally-funded work scope of work ; and (3) Update the project delivery schedule and funding plan for the revised Segment 3 project. In addition, the Alameda County Transportation Commission is also proposing to amend TCRP Project 31 – Route 580; construct eastbound HOV lanes from Tassajara Road/Santa Rita Road to Vasco Road in Alameda County to revise the scope of work to include the westbound high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane scope of work
(1e) Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission propose to amend the CMIA baseline agreements for Segment 1 (Greenville to Isabel, PPNO 0112B) and Segment 2 (Isabel to Foothill, PPNO 0112F) of the I-580 Westbound HOV Lane project to: (1) Increase the project scope of Segment 1 and Segment 2 by adding a SHOPP funded roadway rehabilitation scope and update the project delivery schedule; (2) Make minor refinements to the project limits for Segment 1 and Segment 2 to reflect final design limits; and (3) Split-off the follow-up landscaping project.
(1f) Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission propose to amend the CMIA baseline agreement for the I-880 Southbound HOV Lane Extension – Hegenberger to Marina Boulevard project (PPNO 0036F) project to: (1) Update the project scope by adding locally-funded scope of work at the Davis Street Interchange; (2) Update the project funding plan; (3) Split the updated project into two roadway segments and one follow-up landscaping contract; and (4) Update the project delivery schedule.
2.2c. Environmental Matters — Approval of Projects for Future Consideration of Funding, Route Adoption or New Public Road
(2) Approval of three Projects for Future Consideration of Funding:
(a) 03-ED-89, PM 8.6/13.8 Route 89 Water Quality Improvements Project (ND)
(b) 03-Pla-80, PM 8.13/37.8 I-80 Vertical Clearance Project. (ND)
(c) 06-Fre-145, PM 32.8/33.4 Route 145 Intersection Improvement Project. (ND)
2.3a. Route Adoptions
(1) One Transfer of Highway Location from: 04-CC-04-PM T30.1/T43.7 Route 4 existing easterly alignment through the Cities of Oakley and Brentwood to a new alignment along Route 4 Bypass Road, from Route 4/Route 160 junction, and along Marsh Creek Road, to the intersection with Byron Highway, in the county of Contra Costa.
(3) Notice of Intention to Consider Rescinding Freeway Adoption for Route 120 in the county of Stanislaus. 10-Sta-120 PM 3.0/R13.3
2.3c. Relinquishment Resolutions
07-LA-5-PM R53.5 Right of Way along Route 5 at Wayne Mills Place, in the city of Santa Clarita.
Three Route 4 relinquishments: (1) right of way in the county of Contra Costa on Route 4 between the city limits of Oakley and Brentwood and from the Brentwood city limits to Marsh Creek Road, consisting of superseded highway right of way; (2) right of way in the city of Brentwood on Route 4 from State Route 160 to the south city limits at Delta Road, consisting of superseded highway right of way; and (3) right of way in the city of Oakley on Route 4 from the north city limits near Delta Road to the south city limits at the ECCID Main Canal, consisting of superseded highway right of way.
2.3d. Vacation Resolutions
05-SLO-1-PM 5.0 Right of way along Route 1 in the county of San Luis Obispo, at Willow Road.
2.5b. Financial Allocations for State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) Projects
(1) The following are some highlights of the SHOPP fundings, covering 16 SHOPP projects totaling $58,625,000. Only some of these have been recording in the individual highway pages:
- On Route 50, in South Lake Tahoe, west of Ski Run Boulevard to Wildwood Avenue. $3.53 milllion to construct water quality collection and treatment facilities to comply with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.
- On I-80 in Oakland, from West Grand Avenue to Shell Mount Street extension; also on Route 880 at Maritime Street. $7,399,000 to construct 1.5 miles of bikeway to comply with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission permit.
- On Route 84 in Woodside at Route 280. $1,809,000 to construct tie back retaining wall to stabilize slope and prevent further sinking and failing of roadway.
- On Route 41 near Lemoore, from Hanford/Armona Road to north of Grangeville Boulevard. $10,131,000 to raise roadway profile grade, widen shoulders, and overlay pavement with asphalt concrete along 5.2 lane miles to improve ride quality and reduce potential for roadway flooding. Also on Route 41: $700,000 for various landscaping in Fresno.
- On Route 90 in the city of Los Angeles from Centinela Avenue to Route 405. $300,000 to install 3,800 feet of concrete barrier on the right shoulders in both directions to reduce the number and severity of collisions.
- On Route 88, near Clements, from the San Joaquin County Line to 0.1 mile west of Route 124. $15,618,000 to rehabilitate 5.5 lane miles of roadway with hot mix asphalt concrete to improve ride quality and extend the pavement service life.
- On Route 20, near Willits, from 0.1 mile west of James Creek Bridge to 6.2 miles east of James Creek Bridge. $3,200,000 to place rubberize hot mix asphalt open graded friction course, install centerline rumble strips, upgrade metal beam guard railing and install under drains to reduce the frequency and severity of wet weather collisions.
- On I-5 near Cottonwood, at Bowman Road and in Shasta County at Gas Point Road. $2,889,000 to extend on-ramps to improve vehicle weave pattern and reduce the number and severity of collisions.
- On Route 84 near La Honda, from Pescadero Road to Tripp Road. $921,000 to install centerline rumble strips to reduce the number and severity of collisions.
- On I-5 near Wheeler Ridge, at Bridge No. 50-0271 and 50-0240R; also in Fresno County near Mendota at Bridge No. 42-0253. $2,404,000 to clean and paint three bridges to extend the service life of the structures.
- On Route 58 near Mojave, from the end of existing concrete median barrier (PM R106.7) to Cache Creek Bridge. $1,476,000 to construct concrete median barrier to close existing barrier gap and reduce the number and severity of collisions along 0.9 centerline miles.
- On Route 190 near Lake Success, from Road 284 to Tule River Bridge. $5,750,000 to cold-in-place recycle and overlay pavement with asphalt concrete to improve ride quality along 10.6 lane miles.
- On Route 91 in Compton and Long Beach, from Acacia Avenue to Atlantic Avenue. $2,040,000 repair eroded slopes at one location damaged by heavy rainfall.
(2) $439,400,475 for the State Administered Emergency Relief Earmarked Project – Devil’s Slide (PPNO 0626P) on Route 1.
2.5c. Financial Allocations for State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Projects
(2) Financial Allocation: $7,314,000 for the locally administered I-10 HOV Lane Extension in the cities of Ontario and Redlands on Route 10 from Haven Avenue to Ford Street (PPNO 0134K) STIP project in San Bernardino County on the State Highway System. The recommendation was to defer this project due to lack of funds.
2.5g. Financial Allocation Amendments
(1) CMIA Program Amendments
(1a) Financial Allocation Amendment: I-805 HOV/Managed Lanes – South (Route 54 to Route 94). In San Diego and National City from 0.6 mile north of Route 805/54 separation to 0.2 mile north of Federal Boulevard Undercrossing. Construct two HOV/express lanes. $37,947,000.
I-805/HOV Managed Lanes – South (Palomar Street to Route 54). In Chula Vista and National City from 0.4 mile north of the Palomar Street Overcrossing to 0.5 mile north of the Route 805/Route 54 separation. Construct two HOV/express lanes in each direction. $62,053,000
(1b) Financial Allocation Amendment: $33,000,000 for the Route 4 East Widening – Route 4 Bypass: Freeway Conversion (PPNO 0192N) locally administered Corridor Mobility Improvement Account project on the State Highway System.
(1c) Financial Allocation Amendment: $52,781,000 for the Route 4 East Widening (PPNO 0192l) Corridor Mobility Improvement Account project in Contra Costa on the State Highway System.
(1d) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original CMIA allocation for construction by $20,308,000, from $65,555,000 to $45,247,000, from the I-5 Carpool Lane – Orange County Line to I-605 (Segment 1) project (PPNO 4153) in Los Angeles County. The construction contract was awarded on November 28, 2011 with CMIA savings of $20,308,000.
(1e) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original CMIA allocation for construction by $10,565,000 (reflecting construction contract award savings), from $29,400,000 to $18,835,000, from the Route 57 Northbound Widening – South of Katella Avenue to North of Lincoln Avenue project (PPNO 3829) in Orange County. The construction contract was awarded on October 26, 2011.
(1f) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original CMIA allocation for construction by $29,059,000 (reflecting construction contract award savings), from $73,850,000 to $44,791,000 from the US 101 Auxiliary Lanes (from Route 85 to Embarcadero Road) project (PPNO 0483I) in Santa Clara County. The contract was awarded on November 17, 2011.
(1g) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original CMIA allocation for construction by $25,671,000 (reflecting construction contract award savings), from $61,790,000 to $36,119,000 from the I-880 Widening (Route 237 to US 101) project (PPNO 0415) in Santa Clara County. The contract was awarded on December 14, 2011.
(1h) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original CMIA allocation for construction by $9,191,000 (reflecting construction contract award savings), from $24,377,000 to $15,186,000, from the US 101 Auxiliary Lanes from University Avenue to Marsh Road project (PPNO 0658B) in San Mateo County. The contract was awarded on June 1, 2011.
(1i) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original CMIA allocation for construction by $5,118,000, from $21,324,000 to $16,206,000, from Route 15/La Mesa Road/Nisquali Road Interchange project (PPNO 0172T) in San Bernardino County. The contract was awarded on December 7, 2011.
(1j) Financial Allocation Amendment: Replace the CMIA allocation of $49,120,000,for the I-215 North Segments 1 & 2 – HOV and Mixed Flow Lanes project (PPNO 0247P), in San Bernardino County, and replace with $49,120,000 of Recovery Act funds to reflect a loan to the project pursuant to AB 3x 20.
(1l) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the CMIA allocation for the I-405 Carpool Lane I-10 to US 101 (Northbound) project (PPNO 0851G), in Los Angeles County by $89,900,000, from $703,900,000 to $614,000,000, and replace the $89,900,000 with Recovery Act funds to reflect a loan to the project pursuant to AB 3x 20.
(1m) Financial Allocation Amendment: Replace the CMIA allocation of $73,439,000, for the Route 24 Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore – #1 project (PPNO 0057A), in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties by $73,439,000, and replace with $73,439,000 of Recovery Act funds to reflect a loan to the project pursuant to AB 3x 20.
(2) Proposition 1B State Route (SR) 99 Bond Program Amendments
(2b) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the original Route 99 allocation for Right of Way by $3,020,000, from $3,250,000 to $230,000, for the Sutter 99 Segment 2 project (PPNO 8361B) in Sutter County.
(2d) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the Route 99 fund allocation of the Sutter 99 Segment 2 project (PPNO 8361B) in Sutter County by $19,061,000, from $35,931,000 to $16,870,000, and replace the $19,061,000 with Recovery Act funds to reflect a loan to the project pursuant to AB 3x 20.
(5) Proposition 1B Trade Corridors Improvement Funds (TCIF) Program Amendments
(5) Financial Allocation Amendment: Reduce the TCIF allocation of TCIF Project 67-Route 905 project (PPNO 0703) in San Diego County by $66,804,000, from $84,038,000 to $17,234,000, and replace the $66,804,000 with Recovery Act funds to reflect a loan to the project pursuant to AB 3x 20.