Wasco State Route 43/46 Intersection Improvements Project

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Project Description

The Wasco State Route 43/46 Intersection Improvements project proposes to construct a roundabout at the intersection of State Route 43 and State Route 46 in the city of Wasco in Kern County, California. The project would construct a single-lane roundabout on a two-lane roundabout footprint. Other improvements include drainage elements, a lighting system, a flashing beacon system, and a traffic monitoring system.


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Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to improve intersection traffic operations and safety by reducing the number and severity of collisions and reducing traffic congestion at the east junction intersection of State Route 43 with State Route 46 by placing a roundabout at the intersection.


The intersection has a collision rate above the statewide average for similar facilities, and traffic warrants have been met that establish the need for a safety improvement project at the intersection.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local Not Applicable
State $468,000
Federal $3,432,000
Construction Cost $3,900,000



Not Applicable


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed Fall 2021
Right-of-way acquisition to be completed April 2023
Design to be completed April 2023
Advertise July 2023
Construction to begin October 2023
Construction to be completed January 2025


Project Contact

Haesun Lim, Senior Environmental Planner
Phone:  (559) 970-2348
Email:  haesun.a.lim@dot.ca.gov

Emad Abi-Rached, Project Manager
Phone:  (559) 903-7100
Email:  emad.abi-rached@dot.ca.gov

District 6 Public Information Office
Phone:  (559) 444-2409
Email:  d6.public.info@dot.ca.gov



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