State Route 59 Intersection Control



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Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes a safety improvement project for the intersection of State Route 59 and Gerard Avenue in Merced County near the City of Merced. Two build alternatives and a no-build alternative are being considered. The proposed build alternatives feature the choice of a traffic signal or a single-lane roundabout.

Project activities would include work off the paved roadway, trenching, grading or other ground disturbance, drainage work, excess soil, tree and vegetation removal, structures on or adjacent to the proposed right-of-way, utility relocation, night work, and acquiring additional right-of-way.


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Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to reduce the number and severity of broadside collisions at the intersection of State Route 59 and Gerard Avenue.


A pattern of broadside collisions has been identified at the intersection of State Route 59 and Gerard Avenue due to failure to yield by motorists.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local Not Applicable
State To be determined
Federal To be determined
Construction Cost $5.5 million to $6.3 million depending on Alternative selection

Alternative 2

Funding Source Funding Amount
Right of Way Capital $1,750,000
Construction Capital $3,750,000
Construction Cost $5,500,000

Alternative 3

Funding Source Funding Amount
Right of Way Capital $1,600,000
Construction Capital $4,700,000
Construction Cost $6,300,000



  • Not Applicable


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed June 2022
Right-of-way acquisition to be completed May 2024
Design to be completed June 2024
Advertise September 2024
Construction to begin January 2025
Construction to be completed May 2025


Project Contact

Saurabh Jayant, Project Manager
Phone:  (209) 608-5777

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

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



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Title VI Information

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