Amador Sand House Rehabilitation

Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to rehabilitate sand houses (storage structures for sand and salt used by maintenance crews on winter roadways) at three locations on State Route 88 in Amador County. Project work would rehabilitate the deteriorated walls, supporting structures, and roofing for the following sand houses:

  1. Mud Springs Sand House at post mile 46.5
  2. Peddler Hill Sand House at post mile 54.0
  3. Milt’s Place Sand House at post mile 60.1


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Project Benefits


The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate sand house structures to improve the service life of the buildings and provide secured storage structures.


The project is needed to restore the integrity of the sand house structures and to meet current building code standards.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local Not Applicable
State $418,000
Federal Not Applicable
Construction Cost $418,000



Not Applicable


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed December 2021
Right-of-way acquisition to be completed December 2021
Design to be completed January 2022 
Advertise April 2022
Construction to begin July 2022
Construction to be completed October 2023


Project Contact

Udaya (Sam) Shankar, Project Manager
Phone:  (559) 243-3501

Scott Guidi, Environmental Manager
Phone:  (209) 479-1839

District 10 Public Information Office
Phone:  (209) 948-3849



Initial Study with Proposed Negative Declaration FINAL - September 2021 (PDF - 1.3MB)

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.