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.

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 County

Stanislaus Council of Governments

Project Schedule

Final Environmental document to be completed: 2022
Right of way acquisition to be completed: 2024
Design to be completed: 2025
Advertise: 2025
Construction to begin: 2025
Construction to be completed: 2026

Project Contacts

Project Manager: Mike Cook
Phone: (209) 470-2909

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


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

Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation - March 2020 (PDF) 52,020 KB


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

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.