Los Banos State Route 152 Pavement Anchor

Project Description

The proposed project would replace existing deteriorated pavement to preserve and extend the service life of the pavement structure to improve the overall ride quality and reduce future routine maintenance. The project would also upgrade pedestrian facilities to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards to improve pedestrian mobility, bike route, upgrade Transportation Management System (TMS) elements, drainage facilities, guardrails, and roadway signs. In addition, the proposed improvements will include pavement widening for turn lane and traffic signal improvements at the I Street intersection. The project limits are on State Route (SR) 152 in Merced County in and near Los Banos from 0.3 miles west of Badger Flat Road to 0.2 miles east of San Luis Street.

Los Banos SR 152 Pavement Anchor

Project Benefits

Purpose and Need

The purpose of this project is to improve overall pavement condition, ride quality, and minimize maintenance needs. The current pavement condition exhibits signs of distress that requires an elevated level of maintenance efforts. Other roadway assets along the corridor are not up to the current standards and need to be addressed.


Funding Source

The project is programmed in the 2022 State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) with funding from the 201.121, Pavement Preservation Program.


Project Cost/Programmed

Programed Project Cost Capital $ Support $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $1,281
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 $2,244
Right of Way $239 $1,146
Construction $21,919 $3,142
Total $22,158 $7,813


Current Schedule

 Process Date
Project Study Report (M010) May 2021 (Actual)
Project Approval & Environmental Document (M200) Summer 2024 (Actual)
Right of Way Certification (M410) Spring 2026
Ready to List (M460) Spring 2026
Approved Construction Contract (M500) Fall 2026
Project Completion (M600) Winter 2027


Project Status

The Project Report was approved on May 8, 2024 and the project is currently in the Design phase. The project will receive the Right of Way certification in Spring 2026 and approval of the construction contract in Fall 2026.


Project Contact

Caltrans District 10 - Program Project Management
Daniel Ha, Project Manager
Phone: (209) 986-4502
Email: daniel.ha@dot.ca.gov

Caltrans District 10 - Public Information Office
Phone: (209) 948-7977
Email: district10publicaffairs@dot.ca.gov
Address: P.O. Box 2048, Stockton, CA 95201-2048


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.