Amador Sand House Rehabilitation

Project Facts


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

Graphic of Project Location Map

Project Benefits

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

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

Estimated Funding Breakdown

Local: N/A

State: 100 Percent

Federal: N/A

Construction Cost: $1,891,000


There is no funding from other agencies.

Proposed Project Schedule

Final environmental document to be completed: 12/2021

Right-of-way acquisition to be completed: 12/2021

Design to be completed: 01/2022

Advertise: 04/2022

Construction to begin: 07/2022

Construction to be completed: 10/2023

Project Contact Information

Project Manager: Udaya (Sam) Shankar

Senior Environmental Planner: Scott Guidi

Public Information Officer: Warren Alford

Public Information Office: District 10

Phone: (209) 948-7543



Initial Study with Proposed Negative Declaration - December 2020 (PDF) 958KB