U.S. Highway Transportation Management System Upgrades Project

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This project, located on U.S. Highway 50 (US 50) in El Dorado County from the El Dorado County/Sacramento County line to Stateline Avenue in the City of South Lake Tahoe, proposes to improve communications and install new Transportation Management System elements including Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Changeable Message Signs (CMS), Traffic Monitoring Stations (TMS), Remote Weather Information Stations (RWIS) and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) equipment.

PURPOSE AND NEED:

The purpose of this project is to improve safety, more efficiently manage traffic operations, reduce congestion and decrease peak hours of delay. Improvements are needed because many of the existing Transportation Management System elements and communication devices are obsolete or are no longer compatible with current cellular technology and need to be replaced. If improvements are not done, the US 50 corridor in El Dorado County will remain inefficient and difficult to manage.

FUNDING:

The project was approved in the 2016 State Highway Operation and Protection Program, approved in March 2016.  

COST ESTIMATE:

Support Cost: $4.1 million
Capital Cost: $10.5 million
Total Project Cost: $14.6 million

SCHEDULE:

Project Approval & Environmental Document: 09/01/2017 
Advertise Project: 06/22/2020 
Bid Opening: 07/29/2020 
Award (Pacific Excavation): 08/13/2020
Construction Contract Approval: 08/27/2020 
Begin Construction (90-day delay start): 11/01/2020
Complete Construction: 12/01/2021

PROJECT CONTACTS:

Robert Nguyen, Project Manager, 530-682-6333; robert.nguyen@dot.ca.gov
Steve Nelson, Public Information Officer, 530-741-4566; steve.nelson@dot.ca.gov