State Route 132 West
The purpose of the project is to improve regional and interregional circulation, relieve traffic congestion along existing State Route 132 (SR-132)/Maze Boulevard, and improve operations by creating a four-lane freeway/expressway on a new alignment connecting SR-132 with the City of Modesto.
The project would be built in two phases. It would begin at the intersection of existing SR-132/Maze Boulevard and North Dakota Avenue, and extend north along North Dakota Avenue for roughly a half mile. South of Kansas Avenue, at the proposed intersection with North Dakota Avenue, the new alignment would extend east to State Route 99 (SR-99) at the proposed Needham Street overcrossing. The project would also make improvements to the 5th Street and 6th Street connections to SR-99 including restriping and the reduction of conflict points between SR-99 and 5th and 6th Streets.
The existing route is a flat, rural two-lane undivided conventional highway with shoulders and isolated left turn and right turn lanes. It passes through residential, commercial and agricultural areas with posted speeds ranging between 25 mph and 50 mph. The proximity to schools, churches, businesses, and residences along Maze Boulevard make for slow-moving traffic, congestion during peak hours, potential conflicts with pedestrians and bikes, and a non-compatible truck route. The upgraded route will result in more efficient travel in the area.
Project funding comes from local, state and federal sources. The construction cost estimate for Phase 1 is approximately $82 million. The construction cost estimate for Phase 2 is approximately $132 million. The total project cost is estimated at up to $214 million. Escalated capital outlay support costs are estimated at approximately $43 million. This would be in addition to the construction cost of $214 million.
Circulate Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment with Remedial Action Plan: Spring 2018
Project Approval and Final Environmental Document: Spring 2018
Phase 1 - Begin Construction: Summer 2019
Phase 1 - Open to Traffic: 2020
Phase 2 - Begin Construction: 2026
Phase 2 - Open to Traffic: 2028
Caltrans is partnering with Stanislaus County and the Stanislaus Council of Governments on this project.
For information on the State Route 132 West Project, please visit the City of Modesto’s project website
John Rawles, Senior Civil Engineer
City of Modesto
Jennifer Lugo, Branch Chief
Caltrans Central Sierra Environmental Analysis Branch
Mimi Huie, Project Manager
The Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) with Finding of No Significant Impact is available online and at the locations below. The Draft EIR/EA with attached Draft Final RAP was circulated for public review from January 18, 2017, through March 17, 2017. Responses to comments received during the circulation period are included in Appendix J – Comments and Responses.
- Caltrans District Office, District 10, 1976 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Stockton, CA 95205, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- StanCOG Office at 1111 “I” Street, Suite 308, Modesto, CA 95354, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed alternating Fridays
- Stanislaus County Library at 1500 “I” Street, Modesto, CA 95354, Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Department of Toxic Substances Control File Room, 8800 Cal Center Drive, Sacramento, CA 95826, To make arrangements for review of documents call (916) 255-3758.
- Caltrans Modesto Soil Stockpiles information is located on the DTSC website:
Starting October 1, 2017 City of Modesto contractor crews will be performing geotech work throughout the SR 132 project area including taking boring samples at multiple locations on the Modesto stockpiles. The work will take approximately until the second week of November. This schedule is subject to change depending on the weather and the availability of contractor staff.
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.
- Title VI Brochure - English (PDF)
- Title VI Brochure - Spanish (PDF)
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964