Highway 26/49 Intersection Control Improvement Project

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 The Public Open House will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Mokelumne Hill Town Hall, 8283 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, California 95245.

 

Project Facts

Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to improve the safety of the intersection on State Route 26 and State Route 49 in Calaveras County in the census-designated town of Mokelumne Hill. A collision report from the California Highway Patrol and a traffic investigation conducted by Caltrans District 10 Traffic Safety Branch identified a pattern of broadside collisions at this intersection. Two alternatives—a Build Alternative and a No-Build Alternative—are being proposed. The Build Alternative proposes to build a roundabout, and the No-Build Alternative would leave the intersection in its current condition.

 

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Project Benefits

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to improve intersection control to reduce the number and severity of broadside collisions at the intersection of State Route 26 and State Route 49.

Need

A pattern of broadside collisions has been identified at the intersection of State Route 26 and State Route 49, which are caused by motorists failing to yield.

 

Roundabouts

For more information on the safety of Roundabout, please visit the links below.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Overview of Roundabouts

Federal Highway Administration
Roundabouts

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
Roundabouts: An Information Guide

Caltrans
Roundabout Demonstration

 

Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local To be determined
State 201.010 Safety Improvements
Federal To be determined
Construction Cost $10,451,000

 

Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed October 2022
Right-of-way acquisition to be completed May 2024
Design to be completed May 2024
Advertise July 2024
Construction to begin October 2024
Construction to be completed May 2026

 

Project Contact

Parisa Lodge, Project Manager
Phone: (209) 948-3612
Email: parisa.lodge@dot.ca.gov 

Jaycee Azevedo, Senior Environmental Planner
Phone: (209) 992-9824
Email: jaycee.azevedo@dot.ca.gov

Bob Highfill, Public Information Officer
Phone: (209) 986-9428
Email: bob.highfill@dot.ca.gov

 

 

Documents

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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.