State Route 132 Dakota Avenue to Gates Road Project

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Project Description

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.


Project Benefits


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.


Funding Source

Proposed funding for support and capital costs are anticipated to be local funds with potential federal and state funds that could be available to the project in the future.



Stanislaus County, Stanislaus Council of Governments


Project Cost/Programmed

 Process Capital $ Support $
Project Approval & Environmental Document $0 $5,910,000
Plans, Specifications, & Estimates $0 $11,050,000
Right of Way $29,900,000 $4,685,000
Construction $190,900,000 $16,900,000


Current Schedule

Project Study Report (M010) Summer 2015 (Actual)
Project Approval & Environmental Document (M200) Summer 2022 (Actual)
Right of Way Certification (M410) Winter 2024
Ready to List (M460) Winter 2024
Approved Construction Contract (M500) Summer 2025
Project Completion (M600) Winter 2026


Project Status

StanCOG and Caltrans will execute a cooperative agreement detailing the roles and responsibilities of each agency to complete Plans, Specifications, & Estimates (PS&E) and Right of Way (ROW) phase efforts.



SR 132 Project Alternative Maps (PDF)

SR 132 Project Map All 4 Alternatives (PDF)

SR 132 Geographic Information System Alternatives Map



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SR 132 Dakota Gates Project Fact Sheet (English) (PDF) 904 KB 

SR 132 Dakota Gates Project Fact Sheet (Spanish) (PDF) 924 KB

Summary Of Potential Impacts From Alternatives (English) (PDF) 558 KB

Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Assessment with Finding of No Significant Impact and Section 4(f) Evaluation – April 2022 (PDF 53.7MB)



Route Alternative 1

Route Alternative 2

Route Alternative 3

Route Alternative 4


Virtual Public Meeting

A Virtual Public Hearing was held on May 6, 2021. Materials presented can be viewed on the Project Information Website


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.