State Route 49 Safe, Healthy, and Equitable Streets Improvement Project

Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), working in cooperation with the Tuolumne County Transportation Council (TCTC), proposes to construct the State Route (SR) 49 Safe, Healthy, and Equitable Streets Improvement Project, in Tuolumne County in Jamestown from 0.2 miles south of Main Street to 0.2 miles north of Fifth Avenue. There are three build alternatives under consideration. Alternative 1 proposes to widen on both sides of the highway, Alternative 2 proposes to widen on the west side of the highway, and Alternative 3 proposes to make operational improvements on SR 49 including signal interconnect and other geometric improvements to the 5th Street, Rawhide, and Main Street intersections (no added travel lanes). All alternatives include construction of transit stops, electric car charging facilities, park-and-ride facility, shoulders, and sidewalks.


Project Benefits

Purpose and Need

The project would address nonexistent, or inadequate pedestrian, bicycle and transit facilities; reduce Vehicle Miles Travelled; reduce the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions; reduce accident rates; improve access to government services, shopping, childcare, higher education and recreation; enhance access to job training and employment opportunities; improve community health; improve goods movement; improve resiliency and evacuations; facilitate infill development; and install Zero Emission Vehicle chargers.


Funding Source

There are several potential funding sources to fund the Project Approval & Environmental Document (PA&ED) phase of the project, including Federal, State, Regional, and Local Funds.


Project Cost/Programmed

 Programed Project Cost Capital $ Support $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $2,730,000
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 To Be Determined
Right of Way (Estimate Range) $3,378,000/$3,424,000 To Be Determined
Construction (Estimate Range) $16,775,000/$19,588,000 To Be Determined


Current Schedule

 Process Date
Project Study Report (M010) July 2022
Project Approval & Environmental Document (M200) July 31, 2026


Project Status

Caltrans in cooperation with TCTC completed a PSR-PDS on March 30, 2021. A Supplemental PSR-PDS was completed on July 2022 to better explain community health and economic needs, and how this project addresses these needs and aligns with California’s Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure. Caltrans and TCTC will execute a cooperative agreement detailing the funding, and roles and responsibilities of each agency, to complete Project Approval & Environmental Document (PA&ED).


Project Contact

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


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.