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June/July Changes to California Highways

Now June. June was busy with my daughter's plays and her 8th grade graduation, combined with a lot of weekends lost to my other love: live theatre. So this month, again, combines two months worth of material.

Processed backed up email changes, and based on my reading of the papers, some mailed in updates, and some updates from misc.transport.road, I updated information on the following routes, based on my research(1), and contributions of information on leads (via direct mail or Usenet) from "Artist Jake"(2), and Chris Sampang(3): Route 65(1), Route 83(2), Route 99(3), I-80(1), I-280(1), I-880(1).

Added a link to the Mojave Roads website. Added a map to part 4 of the Chronology (under 1958)

Added additional details on the "How do I get a sign referring to my (insert noun) on a state highway?" question in the FAQ, based on information from Don Howe at Caltrans. Updated the FAQ related to traffic volumes to point to the Caltrans Traffic Data Branch, which now has volumes from 2004 to 2007 (thanks to Timothy Edwards for the link).

Updated the legislative information page. Noted the passage of the following:

  • AB 2906 (Tran) Vehicles: high-occupancy vehicle lane: buffer area.
    (1) Existing law requires specified high-occupancy vehicle lanes to be separated from adjacent mixed-flow lanes by a buffer area of at least 4 feet in width. This bill would repeal these provisions.
    Chaptered June 6, 2008. Chapter 27.

  • ACR 80 (Garcia) The Officer Robert Franklin Dickey Memorial Highway.
    This measure would designate the segment of I-8, between Sidewinder Road and Ogilby Road, in the Town of Winterhaven in the County of Imperial, as the "Officer Robert Franklin Dickey Memorial Highway".
    Chaptered July 3, 2008. Resolution Chapter 70

  • ACR 82 (Huff) The Mayor Bob Zirbes Memorial Freeway.
    Designates the portion of Route 57 from the Orange County Line to the Pathfinder Road exit in the City of Diamond Bar as the “Mayor Bob Zirbes Memorial Freeway”.
    Chaptered July 8, 2008. Resolution Chapter 78.

  • ACR 90 (Fuller) Kern County Deputy Sheriff William "Joe" Hudnall, Jr., Memorial Highway.
    Designates Route 178 from post mile 13.7 at the mouth of Kern Canyon eastbound to its intersection with Kernville Road (Route 155) in Kern County as the “Kern County Deputy Sheriff William "Joe" Hudnall, Jr., Memorial Highway”.
    Chaptered July 3, 2008. Resolution Chapter 71.

  • ACR 96 (Carter) Deputy Frank M. Pribble Memorial Highway.
    Designates Route 10 from Post-mile 12.25 to Post mile 15.25 in the City of Fontana as the “Deputy Frank M. Pribble Memorial Highway”.
    Chaptered July 3, 2008. Resolution Chapter 72.

  • ACR 98 (Jeffries) Historic US Highway 395.
    This measure would request the Department of Transportation, upon application by a private entity or local government agency, to identify and designate specified sections of former US Highway Route 395 as Historic US Highway 395. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.
    Chaptered July 8, 2008. Resolution Chapter 79.

  • ACR 107 (Cook) CDF Firefighter John D. Guthrie Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of Route 215 between the Ramona Expressway Exit, at postmile 31.08, and its junction with State Route 74, at postmile 26.31 as the "CDF Firefighter John D. Guthrie Memorial Highway."
    Chaptered July 8, 2008. Resolution Chapter 80.

  • ACR 116 (Strickland) Adolfo Camarillo Memorial Highway.
    Designates the portion of Route 101 from the top of the Conejo Grade to Lewis Road in the City of Camarillo as the "Adolfo Camarillo Memorial Highway."
    Chaptered July 3, 2008. Resolution Chapter 74.

  • ACR 128 (Arambula) Officer Sixto Maldonado, Jr., Memorial Highway
    Designates a portion of Route 33 between Bullard Avenue and Douglas Avenue in the City of Firebaugh in Fresno County as the “Officer Sixto Maldonado, Jr., Memorial Highway”.
    Chaptered July 3, 2008. Resolution Chapter 75.

  • SB 1419 (Yee) Highways: Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zones.
    Existing law requires that a state highway segment be designated as a Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zone if, among other requirements, the segment is eligible for designation and the Director of Transportation, in consultation with the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, certifies that the segment of state highway meets specified criteria. Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to conduct a Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zone study that relates to pedestrian safety and evaluates the appropriateness of adding to those criteria. This bill would, notwithstanding these requirements and until January 1, 2014, designate specified segments of State Highway Routes 1 and 101 in the City and County of San Francisco as Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zones. The bill would require that the Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zone study discussed above be conducted on these segments and include, among other things, a review of traffic volume, speed, and collisions, as specified. The bill would require the department to report its findings from this study to the appropriate committees of the Legislature on or before January 1, 2013.
    Chaptered July 10, 2008. Chapter 121.

  • SCR 71 (Yee) Tom Lantos Tunnels at Devil's Slide.
    Designates Route 1 adjacent to and including the future Devil's Slide Tunnel in San Mateo County as the “Tom Lantos Tunnels at Devil's Slide”.
    Chaptered July 10, 2008. Resolution Chapter 85.

  • SCR 84 (Cox) The Jay-D Ornsby-Adkins Bridge.
    Designates the Route 49 Amador Creek Bridge, Bridge No. 26-0043, as the "Jay-D Ornsby-Adkins Bridge."
    Chaptered July 10, 2008. Resolution Chapter 86.

  • SCR 90 (Wiggins) Daniel Broeske Memorial Highway.
    Designates that portion of Route 101 in Mendocino County, from post mile 32.1 to post mile 33.1, inclusive, as the "Daniel Broeske Memorial Highway".
    Chaptered June 26, 2008. Resolution Chapter 65.

  • SCR 103 (Cogdill) Senator Chuck Poochigian Highway
    Designates the section of Route 180 between Clovis Avenue and General Grant Grove Park, in the County of Fresno, as the “Senator Chuck Poochigian Highway”.
    Chaptered July 10, 2008. Resolution Chapter 87.

  • SCR 103 (Cogdill) Senator Chuck Poochigian Highway
    Designates the section of Route 180 between Clovis Avenue and General Grant Grove Park, in the County of Fresno, as the “Senator Chuck Poochigian Highway”.
    Chaptered July 10, 2008. Resolution Chapter 87.

  • SCR 109 (Cedillo) The Medal of Honor Recipient, Eugene A. Obregon, USMC, Memorial Interchange
    Redesignate the I-5/I-10/Route 60/US 101 interchange, commonly referred to as the East Los Angeles Interchange, from the “Marine Private First Class Eugene A. Obregon Interchange” to the “Medal of Honor Recipient , Eugene A. Obregon, USMC, Memorial Interchange”.
    Chaptered June 26, 2008. Resolution Chapter 66.

Reviewed the May CTC Summary and Web Books (although the June meeting has been held, the agenda and web books aren't yet linked). I noted the following items for inclusion:

  • 2.1c. Traffic Congestion Relief (TCR)Program Application Approvals/Amendments

    *** (1a) The Department, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Sonoma County Transportation Authority, and the Transportation Authority of Marin propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the Route 101 HOV Marin/Sonoma Narrows Project (PPNO 0360F) in Sonoma County to modify project scope and split into three new projects (PPNOs 0360F, 0360H, and 0360J).

    *** (1b) The Department and the Nevada County Transportation Commission propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the La Barr Meadows Widening Project (PPNO 4107) on Route 49 in Nevada County to move savings from PA&ED to PS&E.

    *** (1c) The Department and the San Bernardino Associated Governments propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the Interstate 215 North - Segments 1 and 2 Project (PPNO 0247P) in San Bernardino County to modify funding plan to reflect cost increase.

    *** (1d) The Department, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency, and the Solano Transportation Authority propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the Jameson Canyon Project (PPNO 0367D) on Route 12 in Napa County to amend the funding plan to increase PA&ED.

    *** (1e) The Department and the Sonoma County Transportation Authority propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the Route 101 - HOV Santa Rosa to Windsor Project (PPNO 0749A) in Sonoma County to amend the funding plan.

    *** (1f) The Department and the Sonoma County Transportation Authority propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the Route 101 - HOV Wilfred Avenue to Santa Rosa Avenue Project (PPNO 0781E) in Sonoma County to amend the funding plan.

    *** (1g) The Department and the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the Auxiliary Lane – Morrissey to Soquel Avenue Project (PPNO 6500) in Santa Cruz County to amend the funding plan and modify the scope.

    *** (1h) The Department and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the Route 5 HOV Widening, Route 134 to Route 170 Project (PPNOs 0142F, 3985, 3986, 3987) in Los Angeles County to amend the funding plan and expand the scope.

    *** (1i) The Department and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the Route 5 HOV, Orange County Line to Route 605 Project (PPNO 2808) in Los Angeles County to amend the funding plan.

    *** (1j) The Department and the El Dorado County Transportation Commission propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the Route 50 HOV Lane Project (PPNO 3283A) in El Dorado County to amend the funding plan and expand the scope.

    *** (1k) The Department, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency propose to amend the CMIA Project and Baseline Agreement for the Route 580 HOV Lane Hacienda to Greenville Project (PPNO 0112A) in Alameda County to split the project into multiple construction contracts.

    *** (2a) The Department and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments propose to amend the Route 99 Project and Baseline Amendment for the Feather River Bridge Replacement and Widening Project (PPNO 8361B) in Sutter County to increase cost for R/W and Construction.

    *** (2b) The Department and the Tulare County Association of Governments propose to amend the Route 99 Project and Baseline Amendment for the Goshen-Kingsburg Widening Project (PPNO 6480) in Tulare County to increase cost for PA&ED.

    *** (2c) The Department and the San Joaquin Council of Governments propose to amend the Route 99 Project and Baseline Amendment for the Manteca Widening Project (PPNO 7634) in San Joaquin County to amend funding to reflect exchange local for STIP funds.

    *** (2d) The Department and the Butte County Association of Governments propose to amend the Route 99 Project and Baseline Amendment for the Chico Auxiliary Lane Project (PPNO 2410B) in Butte County to change implementing agency.

  • 2.2a. Environmental Matters – Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

    *** State Route 154 in Santa Barbara County – Roadway improvements (including a suicide barrier on the Cold Spring Canyon Bridge, on State Route 154 near Santa Ynez in Santa Barbara County) near Santa Ynez (NOP).

  • 2.2b. Environmental Matters – Comments on Documents in Circulation (Draft EIR)

    (1) *** State Route 118 in San Fernando Valley – Extension of transit service and construction of a park & ride lot for the Metro Orange Line (DEIR).

    (2) *** State Route 99 in San Joaquin County – Roadway improvements near Stockton (DEIR).

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

    *** (1) State Route 20 in Nevada County – Roadway improvements near Grass Valley (MND).

    *** (2) State Route 89 in Shasta County – Bridge Replacement near McCloud (MND).

    *** (3) State Route 168 in Fresno County at Nees/Dewolf Avenue in Clovis (FEIR).

  • 2.3b. New Public Road Connection

    *** State Route 168 at 06-Fre-168-PM 10.1 (Nees Avenue) in the city of Clovis.

  • 2.3c. Relinquishment Resolutions

    *** 2-Sis-139-PM 1.0/4.0 State Route 139 in the county of Siskiyou, at Osborne Road, Havlina Road, Akins Road, Tschirky Road, and Walsh Road (Road No. 0U018), consisting of reconstructed and relocated county roads.

    *** 2-Mod-395-PM 22.8/23.1 State Route 395 in the city of Alturas, at Court Street, East Street, East A Street, and East B Street, consisting of reconstructed and relocated city streets.

    *** 2-Sha-299-PM 96.1/99.3 State Route 299 in the county of Shasta at County Road No. 9S060 (Lewis Road), County Road No. 9S061 (Williams Road), County Road No. 9S02 (Pittville Road), County Road No. 9S062 (Lee Ranch Road), and County Road No. 9S066 (Pittville Totten Road), consisting of reconstructed and relocated county roads.

    *** 2-Sha-89-PM 36.9 State Route 89 in the county of Shasta at County Road No. 9S01 (McArthur Road), consisting of a reconstructed and relocated county road.

    *** 3-Sac-16-PM 12.5 State Route 16 in the city of Rancho Cordova at Grant Line Road, consisting of a reconstructed city street.

  • 2.5c. State-administered STIP Transportation Enhancement Projects

    *** (1) One State-administered STIP Transportation Enhancement Project for $79,000, plus $150,000 from other sources, on Route 41 in Oakhurst. Construct sidewalks.



[Crossposted to cahwyguy and roadgeeks]
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