State Route 33 Intersection Improvement Project

Project Description

The City of Newman was awarded project funding through RSTP and CMAQ programs for the ultimate build out of this project. After project funding was secured, the intersection underwent an evaluation process to determine the improvement alternative that best fit the project location. The alternatives evaluated included:

  • Intersection signalization
  • Construction of a single lane roundabout
  • Maintaining the existing stop sign controlled configuration

The Intersection signalization alternative was selected as the best fit for the project location out of the 3 alternatives evaluated.
The proposed RSTP project includes reconstruction and resurfacing of the existing roadway within the project limits and widening the intersection to allow for adequate truck turning movements. The project will also include installation of necessary underground conduits for future intersection control measures and coordination systems. Improvements include:

  • Reconstruction of curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveways on Highway 33.
  • Construction of new curb, gutter, and sidewalk along Highway 33, South of the intersection.
  • Reconstruction of the existing roadway
  • Minor storm drains improvements
  • Roadway striping and signage

Installation of the traffic signal will occur in the future and will finish the ultimate build out of the intersection.


Project Benefits

Purpose and Need

The primary purpose of the project is to widen the existing intersection to improve truck turning movements and install conduits for a future 4-way traffic signal. Ultimate build out of the intersection will improve intersection operations and enhance safety at this location.


Funding Source

The proposed project has been funded with RSTP Funds from Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) with construction funding programmed in Federal Fiscal Year 2019/2020.


Project Cost/Programmed (x$1,000):

Programed Project Cost Capital $ Support $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $173
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 $118
Right of Way $0 $0
Construction $998 $123


Projected Cost as of 3/13/2024 Planned $ Expended $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $173 $173
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $118 $101
Right of Way Support $0 $0
Construction Support $123 $0
Right of Way Capital $0 $0
Construction Capital $998 $990


Current Schedule

Process Date
Project Approval & Environmental Document (M200) 4/1/2020 (A)
Right of Way Certification (M410) 4/9/2020 (A)
Ready to List (M460) 6/30/2021 (A)
Approved Construction Contract (M500) 3/28/2022 (A)
Project Completion (M600) Summer 2024


Project Status

The project is currently in Construction Phase.


Project Contact

Caltrans District 10 - Program Project Management
Anand Kapoor, Project Manager
Phone: (209) 986-3106

Caltrans District 10 - Public Information Office
Phone: (209) 948-7977
Address: P.O. Box 2048, Stockton, CA 95201-2048

For general project information please contact:
Kathryn Reyes, Public Works Director
City of Newman at (209) 862-4448


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.