Merced State Route 99 Guardrail

Project Description

This project proposes to upgrade existing Metal Beam Guardrail (MBGR) to the current standard Midwest Guardrail System (MGS) on State Route (SR) 99 in Merced County from Post Mile (PM) 24.5 to PM 28.2.


Project Benefits


The purpose is to reduce the severity of roadway departure collisions.


The need is to replace existing traffic safety devices that are not in compliance with current standards.


Funding Source

State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) – Collision Severity Reduction Program.


Project Cost/Programmed

Programed Project Cost Capital $ Support $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $677,000
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 $1,374,000
Right of Way $20,000 $20,000
Construction $4,778,000 $783,000


Projected Cost as of December 27, 2022 Planned $ Expended $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $677,000 $410,000
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $1,374,000 $470,000
Right of Way $20,000 $1,000
Construction $783,000 $0


Current Schedule

 Process Date
Project Study Report (M010) 05/03/19
Project Approval & Environmental Document (M200) 07/23/21
Right of Way Certification (M410) 10/18/22
Ready to List (M460) 11/09/22
Approved Construction Contract (M500) 05/25/23
Project Completion (M600) 12/12/23


Project Status

Project achieved Ready to List on November 9, 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.