State Route 152 Volta Avenue Intersection Control Project

Project Description

Implement Intersection Control Improvement at the intersection of State Route (SR) 152/Volta Rd, about two miles west of the City of Los Banos, in Merced County to reduce collsions. The Intersection Control Analysis was completed during the project planning phase which included input from local partners such as the City of Los Banos, Merced County, and MCAG resulted in an agreement that a roundabout would be the most suitable solution to fulfill the purpose and need. The project development team will move forward with the roundabout as the recommended build alternative.

Volta Roundabout Image

Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to reduce the number and severity of broadside collisions at the SR 152 and Volta Road intersection, approximately 2.5 miles west of City of Los Banos in Merced County.


The project is needed due to insufficient intersection control and higher than average number of broadside collisions at the SR 152 and Volta Road intersection.


Funding Source

2024 SHOPP (201.010 - Safety collision reduction program)


Project Cost/Programmed (x1000):

Programed Project Cost Capital $ Support $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $1,475
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 $1,973
Right of Way $1,078 $562
Construction $15,126 $1,848


Projected Cost as of (06/10/2024): Planned $ Expended $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $1,475 $2
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $1,973 $0
Right of Way $562 $0
Construction $1,848 $0


Current Schedule

 Process Date
Project Initiation Document 07/06/2023 (Actual)
Project Approval & Environmental Document 07/23/2025 (Target)
Right of Way Certification 07/07/2026 (Target)
Ready to List 07/20/2026 (Target)
Begin Construction Contract 12/02/2026 (Target)
Project Completion 12/02/2027 (Target)


Project Status

Project was programmed and secured funds for Environmental phase in mid-May 2024. The environmental phase kick-off meeting was held at the end of May and the team is currently working on identifying design requirements to submit study request to various functional units.


Project Contact

Caltrans District 10 - Program Project Management
Sridhar Kidambi, Project Manager
Phone: (209) 986-1223

Caltrans District 10 - Public Information Office
Phone: (209) 948-7977
Address: P.O. Box 2048, Stockton, CA 95201-2048

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.