Blackwell’s Corner Capital Preventative Maintenance

Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to cold plane 0.25 inch of existing asphalt concrete pavement, replace that with Hot Mix Asphalt Type A after sealing cracks and repairing failed localized areas, overlay the entire roadway with 0.10 foot of Rubberized Hot Mix Asphalt-G Bonded Wearing Course, and construct shoulder backing within the project limits (post miles 40.4 to 59.0) on State Route 33 in Kern County. The project would also upgrade Transportation Management Strategy elements and culverts within the project limits.


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Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to preserve, repair, and extend the life of the existing pavement and improve the ride quality of the roadway through the project limits.


The existing pavement has been subjected to considerable distress and cracking due to heavy truck traffic and needs to be restored to a state of good repair to extend its service life. The project work would improve safety for the traveling public by minimizing frequent maintenance lane closures and reducing exposure to maintenance personnel in high speed traffic. The project would replace roadside signs that are in poor condition and restore existing drainage systems throughout the project limits.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local Not Applicable
State Not Applicable
Federal $17,000,000
Construction Cost $17,000,000



  • California Transportation Commission


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed April 2022
Right-of-way acquisition to be completed March 2023
Design to be completed April 2023
Advertise July 2023
Construction to begin November 2023
Construction to be completed September 2024


Project Contact

Trais Norris, Senior Environmental Planner
Phone:  (209) 601-3521

Sunil Gandrathi, Project Manager
Phone:  (559) 383-5200

District 6 Public Information Office
Phone:  (559) 444-2409



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Title VI Information

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assures that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Federal Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations).

Caltrans will make every effort to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether they are federally funded or not, and that services and benefits are fairly distributed to all people, regardless of race, color, or national origin. In addition, Caltrans will facilitate meaningful participation in the transportation planning process in a nondiscriminatory manner.