Caltrans Marks Completion of Major Safety Project in Yolo County


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District:  District 3 - Marysville
Contact:   Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone:  (530) 741-4571



YOLO COUNTY – Caltrans and local officials have marked completion of a $37.1 million State Route 16 safety and roadway improvement project, partially funded by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in Yolo County.

The project widened shoulders, installed new traffic signals, straightened curves, added two left-turn lanes and constructed a roundabout. Most of the work centered along two stretches of SR-16: a one-mile segment in the Cadenasso area between Brooks and Capay, and a 3.5-mile-stretch between Esparto and the Interstate 505 junction.

The roundabout is located at the intersection of County Road 89 and SR-16 in Madison.

“Safety is Caltrans’ top priority. This project greatly improves safety on two segments of State Route 16 by widening shoulders, installing a new traffic signal and adding the area’s first roundabout,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin.

SR-16 serves as a vital economic link for local residents and farmers. It also serves as the gateway to important tourist and recreational opportunities in the Capay Valley and Cache Creek areas.

“Traffic along the State Route 16 corridor has increased over the years. These highway improvements are important steps toward relieving congestion and reducing collisions,” said Caltrans District 3 Director Amarjeet S. Benipal.

The safety project is primarily funded by state and federal money.

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation contributed $2 million toward the highway improvements. O.C. Jones & Sons Inc. of Berkeley was the contractor for the project.

Caltrans District 3 maintains more than 4,385 lanes miles of state highway in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. The department issues updates about road conditions on Twitter and on Facebook. For real-time traffic information, go to QuickMap or download the free Caltrans QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.