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New SB 1 Funded Route Shields Improve Motorists Safety

Caltrans News Flash #185

Date: November 2, 2018
District: Headquarters
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

SACRAMENTO – Motorists navigating the maze of Sacramento area freeways now have a new tool to help keep them on the right track

As part of two Senate Bill 1-funded striping projects in Sacramento, 65 shield pavement markings were installed on the roadway to help motorists know which lane to be in when merging from one freeway to another.

In this Caltrans News Flash, we demonstrate how the shield decals were placed like puzzle pieces on the freeway, see what the finished product looks like, and speak to motorists on how they like the navigational guides.

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Half of SB 1's funding goes to the state, which has already begun making critical improvements to highways throughout California. Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For more details and the progress on SB 1 projects, visit

This Caltrans News Flash is the 185th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube.

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