Community Feedback Sought for SB 1 Funded I-5 Project in Colusa & Yolo Counties


Senate Bill 1 the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017

District:  District 3 - Marysville
Contact:  Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone:  (530) 682-6145



COLUSA and YOLO COUNTIES – Caltrans is hosting a virtual meeting to gather comments from the community on a highway project to increase the vertical clearance of five overpasses on Interstate 5 in Colusa and Yolo. The $31.4 million project includes $1.7 million from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, and the higher clearance will facilitate freight movement and accommodate taller trucks.

The online event starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10. During the presentation, community members will learn about project alternatives, view displays and maps, and learn how they can review the environmental document, which is available for comment through March 25. Caltrans staff members will be available to answer questions and hear comments from the public.

The public can join the event from a computer or mobile device browser by logging in at  Virtual Meeting Invite or by calling call 1-408-418-9388. Please enter event number 187 412 5051 and pass code NaJCBEx3i57

The event will be recorded and will be available for viewing after the event on the Caltrans District 3 YouTube channel at YouTube Link.

The increased vertical clearance will allow taller trucks and vehicles, including those supporting national defense, to better navigate Interstate 5 from Oregon to the greater Sacramento region and San Francisco Bay Area. The increased clearance also eliminates the need for most high-profile vehicles to use local roads as detours. The structures are located at Lurline Avenue and E Street in Colusa County and at the Zamora exit, County Roads 95 and 96 in Yolo County.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit Rebuilding CA.

District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.