Caples Lake Maintenance Station Rehabilitation

Project Description

The California Department of Transportation proposes to build a new dormitory building, demolish the existing dormitory building, rebuild the sand shed, and rehabilitate the generator building at Caples Lake Maintenance Station along State Route 88 in Alpine County to meet current State Fire Marshal, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Building Code requirements. The project would also install an upgraded onsite domestic wastewater disposal system at the facility.

Project Map

Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to accommodate the current and future needs of Caples Lake Maintenance Station. 


The project is needed to address outdated facilities at the Caples Lake Maintenance Station that are not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and current building codes.


Funding Source

2022 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP)  – Maintenance Facilities


Project Cost/Programmed

Programed Project Cost Capital $ Support $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $853,000
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 $2,526,000
Right of Way $52,000 $100,000
Construction $24,948,000 $4,148,000


Projected Cost as of (December  1, 2023) Planned $ Expended $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $853,000 $743,000
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $2,526,000 $1,498,000
Right of Way Support $100,000 $100,000
Construction Support $4,148,000 $0
Right of Way Capital $24,948,000 $0
Construction Capital $52,000 $300,000


Current Schedule

Process Date
Project Study Report (M010) Spring 2020 (Actual)
Project Approval & Environmental Document (M200) Spring 2022 (Actual)
Right of Way Certification (M410) Spring 2024
Ready to List (M460) Spring 2024
Approved Construction Contract (M500) Winter 2024
Project Completion (M600) Fall 2028


Project Status

Project is in Design Phase.


Project Contact

Caltrans District 10 - Public Information Office
Phone: (209) 948-7977



Initial Study with Negative Declaration - February 2022 (PDF - 1,347 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.