Merced 140 Roadside Safety Improvements Project

Project Facts


Caltrans would extend culverts, remove and reconstruct headwalls outside of the clear recovery zone, and add new guardrail at 12 locations from post miles 2.3 to 49.0 on State Route 140 near the City of Gustine and the community of Planada.


Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to reduce collisions and minimize collision severity involving errant vehicles leaving the traveled way and striking fixed objects.


The project is needed because fixed objects, such as culvert headwalls, are within the clear recovery zone. Relocating headwalls outside the clear recovery zone would decrease the potential and minimize the severity of collisions.


Funding Breakdown

Local: $0
State: $87,700
Federal: $4,199,300
Estimated Total Project Cost: $4,285,000


Proposed Project Schedule

Environmental document to be completed: 4/16/2020
Right of way acquisition to be completed: 1/19/2022
Design to be completed: 9/7/2021
Advertise: 4/1/2022
Construction to begin: 8/1/2022
Construction to be completed: 2/15/2023


Project Contact Info

Public Information Office: 

California Department of Transportation
District 10
1976 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Stockton, CA 95205
Phone: (209) 948-7977



Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration - April 2020 (PDF) 2,974KB