Caltrans Completes Highway 16 Esparto Project in Yolo County


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District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: (916) 825-5252



Map showing Esparto Community Park where the ribbon-cutting event will be held for the Yolo State Route 16 Esparto Improvements Project.

YOLO COUNTY — Today Caltrans and its partners marked the completion of the $7.3 million Yolo State Route 16 (SR 16) Esparto Improvements Project by holding a ribbon-cutting event at the Esparto Community Park. The project provides needed safety enhancements. 

The project created bulb-outs to reduce crossing distances for pedestrians at selected intersections, added intersection lighting for improved visibility, and built curb ramps and sidewalks to meet current American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The project also added textured crosswalks, bright green bicycle lane treatment for enhanced visibility, improved drainage and rehabilitated the roadway with new pavement and striping.

Project funding was supported by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) through its Collision Severity Reduction Program.

Photo of new textured crosswalks added as part of the Yolo State Route 16 Esparto Improvements Project.

“Safety is Caltrans’ top priority. This project greatly improves mobility along the Highway 16 corridor by providing a safer environment for bicyclists and pedestrians,” said Caltrans District 3 Director Amarjeet S. Benipal.

Vanguard Construction out of Livermore was the prime 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, check out the Caltrans Quickmap or download the free Caltrans QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.

Aerial photo showing new green bicycle lane treatment as well as new textured crosswalks as part of the Yolo State Route 16 Esparto Improvements Project.