Moss Landing CAPM

Project Description

The project is in Monterey County, near Moss Landing, from 0.5 mile north of the Molera Road Overcrossing to the Monterey/Santa Cruz county line. The scope includes the on-ramps and off-ramps within the project limits. The project would rehabilitate the pavement wear course on a two-lane highway and four-lane freeway, replace 30 sign panels, one closed circuit television, seven vehicle detection systems, and upgrade four Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps. Secondary improvements include upgrading guardrail and guardrail end treatments, conducting vegetation control (minor concrete), installing shoulder backing, and using pavement dig outs.


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Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to comprehensively address roadway deficiencies on State Route 1 between post miles R90.98 and R102.031. The project would:

  • Restore the ride quality and extend the service life of the existing pavement.
  • Improve traffic operations and enhance sign panel visibility.
  • Improve traffic management station data collection and reliability.
  • Improve traffic management systems.
  • Improve pedestrian infrastructure and accessibility.
  • Bring traffic safety devices up to current design standards.


The project is needed because certain assets are in poor condition and will continue to deteriorate if they are not repaired or replaced. Failure to address these deficiencies may disrupt service on the State Route 1 corridor through the project limits and will require more frequent maintenance activities. This project would achieve the following objectives:

  • Based on the Pavement Condition Report, the flexible pavement within the project limits is exhibiting distress and degraded ride quality. Minor rehabilitation of the flexible pavement in the form of an overlay is needed because, if left uncorrected, the pavement will continue to deteriorate, leading to more costly reconstruction.
  • The traffic monitoring systems are reaching the end of their service life and need to be replaced to ensure the collection of reliable information.
  • Caltrans has adopted the new Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) crash testing criteria as its new roadside safety hardware standard, which has resulted in many existing roadside safety systems being out of compliance with current standards.
  • Existing sign panels do not meet the current Federal Highway Administration reflectivity standards.
  • Maintenance and preservation are needed on the primary coastal access route in the area.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local Not applicable
State $3,054,691
Federal $23,577,309
Construction Cost $26,632,000



  • California Transportation Commission
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • County of Monterey
  • California Coastal Commission


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final Environmental document to be completed Summer 2024
Right of way acquisition to be completed Spring 2026
Design to be completed Spring 2026
Advertise Fall 2026
Construction to begin Winter 2026
Construction to be completed Spring 2029


Project Contact

Madilyn Jacobsen, Project Manager
Phone: 805-835-6328

Dianna Beck, Senior Environmental Planner
(805) 459-9406

District 5 Public Information Office
Phone: 805-549-3138



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