State Route 165 Willmott Road Intersection Control Project

Project Description

This project is for Intersection Control Improvement at the intersection of State Route 165 / Willmott Road, in the city of Los Banos in Merced County. Currently there are 2 alternatives being considered for this project: Traffic Signal and Single Lane Roundabout.


Project Benefits


The purpose of this project is to reduce the number and severity of broadside collisions by implementing intersection control improvement.


The need for this project is to address a pattern of broadside collisions has been identified at the intersection because of motorists’ failure to yield.


Funding Source

State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) candidate. 


Project Cost/Programmed

 Programed Project Cost Capital $ Support $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $0
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 $0
Right of Way $135,000 $0
Construction $3,348,000 $0


Projected Cost as of (April 6, 2023) Planned $ Expended $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $0
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 $0
Right of Way $0 $0
Construction $0 $0


Current Schedule

 Process Date
Project Study Report (M010) To Be Determined
Project Approval & Environmental Document (M200) To Be Determined
Right of Way Certification (M410) To Be Determined
Ready to List (M460) To Be Determined
Approved Construction Contract (M500) To Be Determined
Project Completion (M600) To Be Determined


Project Status

Project currently in Project Initiation Document (PID) Phase. The cost and schedule is yet to be determined, as there is a cost difference between the two alternatives.


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.