Interstate 205 / Chrisman Road Interchange Project

Project Description

Caltrans initiated the I-205/Chrisman Road Interchange Project, completing a Project Study Report/Project Development Support (PSR/PDS) document in November 2012. The interchange at the Paradise Road overcrossing was determined to be the optimal placement for building the interchange, and a Draft Environmental Document and Draft Project Report were prepared to analyze this location for feasibility and environmental impact.

  • New interchange at the current Paradise Road overcrossing.
  • Type L-9 partial cloverleaf interchange on the north side of I-205 and Type L-2 spread diamond interchange on the south side of I-205.
  • New intersection at Pescadero Avenue and Paradise Road.


Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to provide a new connection to Interstate 205 (I-205) that serves the existing and planned residential, commercial, and industrial development in the area. This will also relieve the forecasted increase in traffic demand at surrounding interchanges and increase regional mobility. The northeast area of Tracy and its surrounding communities (particularly southwest Lathrop) are growing and developing. This is expected to continue and increase over the next few decades. This growth will continue to increase the demand on local interchanges, causing them to operate at a less than acceptable level of service (LOS). The closest access to I-205 from the project site is MacArthur Drive, where the future traffic demands at the interchange will result in an unacceptable LOS F. 


To meet future traffic demands, the City of Tracy’s circulation element and the City of Lathrop’s General Plan identify the need for a new interchange to be located on I-205 between the existing MacArthur Drive interchange and the I-5 interchange.


Funding Source

Funding is available through a variety of state and federal sources, including the Public Lands Highway, San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) Regional Transportation Program, and Highest Priority Projects.


Current Schedule

Process Date
Complete NEPA & CEQA Technical Studies September 2015
Circulate Draft Environmental Document August 2016
Hold Public Meeting July 20, 2016
Environmental Document Approval October 2016


Project Status

This project is scheduled to complete construction late Summer 2022.


Project Contact

Caltrans District 10 - Public Information Office
Phone: (209) 948-7977


Title VI Information

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assures that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Federal Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations).

Caltrans will make every effort to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether they are federally funded or not, and that services and benefits are fairly distributed to all people, regardless of race, color, or national origin. In addition, Caltrans will facilitate meaningful participation in the transportation planning process in a nondiscriminatory manner.