Merced 99 Pavement Rehabilitation

Project Description

The project is a resurfacing and restoration (2R) roadway rehabilitation project located on State Route 99 in Merced County in the City of Merced from 0.5 mile south of Childs Avenue to 0.8 mile south of the Franklin Road Overcrossing (PM R12.7/17.8). The project proposes to rehabilitate the existing roadway, The project also includes repairing, replacing, or upgrading AC dikes and curbs, adding shoulder backing, upgrading and replacing metal beam guard rails and upgrading terminal sections, replacing existing drainage grates with bicycle proof grates (where needed), and placing approach/departure slabs.

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The purpose is to rehabilitate this portion of State Route 99 to a state of good repair so the roadway requires minimal maintenance, improves ride quality, and extends pavement service life. The existing pavement has deteriorated, resulting in rough ride for motorists and high maintenance costs.


The existing Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) pavement has developed significant third stage cracking. This pavement deterioration results in high maintenance costs, rough riding pavement and exceeds what can be cost effectively maintained through pavement preservation projects. The existing asphalt pavement at the on/off ramps, and shoulders also triggers for pavement repair. This project will rehabilitate the pavement and eliminate costly repairs in the future by providing a long life pavement solution.


Funding Source

This State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) project has been programmed in the 2016 (SHOPP) cycle and is to be delivered in the 19/20 fiscal year under the Pavement Rehabilitation Program.


Project Cost/Programmed

 Programed Project Cost Capital $ Support $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $2,510,000
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 $3,700,000
Right of Way $95,000 $122,000
Construction $55,529,000 $10,400,000


Projected Cost as of (June 20, 2022) Planned $ Expended $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $2,510,000 $2,178,000
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $3,700,000 $2,874,000
Right of Way Support $217,000 $47,000
Construction Support $65,929,000 $13,952,000


Current Schedule

 Process Date
Project Study Report (M010) Summer 2014 (A)
Project Approval & Environmental Document (M200) Summer 2018 (A)
Right of Way Certification (M410) Spring 2020 (A)
Ready to List (M460) Spring 2020 (A)
Approved Construction Contract (M500) Winter 2021 (A)
Project Completion (M600) Summer 2023

*Milestone Achieved (A)


Project Status

Project currently in construction phase and expected to complete construction in August 2023.


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.