Carson Transportation Management Systems

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Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to install traffic management systems and roadside safety improvements in and around the Kirkwood and Carson Pass area at 13 various locations in Amador, El Dorado, and Alpine Countries on State Routes 88, 89, and 4. The scope of work includes changeable message signs, streetlights, vehicle detection systems, closed-circuit television camera systems, roadway weather information systems, highway advisory radios, extinguishable message signs, and maintenance vehicle pullouts.

Location Map

Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to improve roadway mobility and efficiency by addressing the effects of recurring severe weather conditions on traffic through the strategic deployment of various transportation management systems on State Routes 88, 89, and 4.


There is a need to inform motorists traveling through the Kirkwood and Carson Pass area of weather and traffic conditions that can affect their travel.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Total Project Cost $26.2 million
Capital Cost $17.3 million
Support Cost $8.9 million


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed August 2022
Right of way acquisition to be completed March 2024
Design to be completed
April 2024
Advertise July 2024
Construction to begin October 2024
Construction to be completed March 2026


Project Contact 

C. Scott Guidi, Senior Environmental Planner
Phone: (209)479-1839

District 10 Public Information Office
Phone: (209) 948-7543



Initial Study with Proposed Negative Declaration - November 2021 (PDF - 2,275 KB)


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.