State Route 132 Dakota Avenue to Gates Road Project
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with Stanislaus County and the Stanislaus Council of Governments, proposes to construct an access-controlled facility within the western central portion of Stanislaus County from Gates Road/Paradise Road to Dakota Avenue, post miles 4.5 to R11.7, located two miles west of the City of Modesto. This project (State Route 132 Dakota Avenue to Gates Road) would be an extension of the State Route 132 West project. Phase 1 of this project is currently being constructed on a new alignment in the City of Modesto. There are four Build Alternatives and a No Build Alternative under consideration on either the existing State Route 132 alignment or on a new alignment.
The project would:
- Improve mobility through western Stanislaus County
- Improve capacity for regional movement of traffic and goods
- Improve the circulation of local roads and connectivity to State Route 132
- Provide route continuity
The project is needed to accommodate increasing growth and traffic demands which have generated current and forecasted traffic operations deficiencies for the existing facility. Several rural driveways along the existing facility create conflict movements for the mainline traffic.
Estimated Funding Breakdown
Funding Sources: Project funding is based on a combination of local, state and federal sources. The main local funding sources are the Measure L half-cent transportation sales tax, the State Transportation Improvement Program, the SB1 Trade Corridor Enhancement Program, and federal transportation programs. The project is included in the Stanislaus Council of Governments’ Federal Transportation Improvement Program, the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, and the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program, along with Regional Transportation Plan.
Construction Cost: Total capital costs, including construction and right-of-way, for the project, are estimated to be between $116 million and $183 million using 2021 dollars, depending on the Build Alternative selected.
Stanislaus Council of Governments
Final Environmental document to be completed: 2022
Right of way acquisition to be completed: 2024
Design to be completed: 2025
Construction to begin: 2025
Construction to be completed: 2026
Caltrans Public Information Officer: Nicole Mowers
Phone: (209) 986-5574
Senior Environmental Planner: Jennifer Lugo
Phone: (559) 779-6612
Project Manager: Theron Roschen
Stanislaus County Public Works
Phone: (209) 525-4194
Virtual Public Meeting
A Virtual Public Hearing was held on May 6, 2021. Materials presented can be viewed on the Project Information Website