State Route 140/165 Mobility Improvements

Project Description

The project is located at the intersection of State Route (SR) 140 and SR 165, about 7.5 miles south of Hilmar in Merced County.  This project proposes to signalize the intersection with a dedicated left turn lane on all four legs or to install a single lane roundabout. 


Project Benefits


The purpose of this project is to reduce delay, improve traffic operations, and improve the intersection Level of Service (LOS) within the project limits.


Due to the current all-way stop control, the intersection of SR 140 and SR 165 is experiencing significant delay, poor operations, and an unacceptable LOS during peak hours.


Funding Source

State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) – Mobility-Operational Improvements Program


Project Cost/Programmed

 Programed Project Cost Capital $ Support $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $1,378,000
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 $1,581,000
Right of Way $255,000 $641,000
Construction $4,995,000 $1,071,000


Projected Cost as of (June 21, 2022) Planned $ Expended $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $1,378,000 $949,000
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $1,581,000 $0
Right of Way $641,000 $0
Construction $4,945,000 $0


Current Schedule

 Process Date
Project Study Report (M010) 6/17/2019 (Actual)
Project Approval & Environmental Document (M200) 6/16/2022 (Actual)
Right of Way Certification (M410) 5/13/2024
Ready to List (M460) 5/30/2024
Approved Construction Contract (M500) 12/30/2024
Project Completion (M600) 9/30/2026


Project Status

Currently in Project Approval & Environmental Document (PA&ED) with target approval date of June 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.