Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report

Fall 2020

Cover image of the Summer 2020 Mile Marker showing Highway 128 and fire damage done to the roadway bushes and a highway marker in the foreground.

Director's Message

Portrait of Caltrans Director, Toks OmishakinAt Caltrans, the drive to improve the safety of the state travel network never ceases. Whether it’s filling a pothole, creating a new bicycle/pedestrian route or delivering a multimillion-dollar highway project, our first priority is ensuring the well-being of those who rely on our transportation system.

Mile Markers

Caltrans Key Strategic Management Plan Performance MeasuresCaltrans Key Strategic Management Plan Performance Measures

Creating Safer Corridors

Photo of a highway, fallen sign and fire truck along highway 128 during the Napa fire in August 2020.Caltrans, Agency Partners Widen Defensive Perimeters Against Fire on State Highways

Clean-Air Travel Options Expanding

Photo of the SMART train pulling into Larkspur Station in Santa Rosa.Most Planned Rail, Transit Projects Will Help Underserved Communities

Caltrans, Partners Push More Inclusive Safety Plan

Photo of a crossing light exhibiting new safety featuresNew Principles Affirm State’s Commitment to Equity, Holistic Solutions

Connecting the (Data) Dots

Artistic rendering of a map of the San Diego area. On the map, locations are pinned showing the locations of freeway art murals in the area.Caltrans, State Have Built a Tower of Information. GIS Makes It Accessible.

Project Spotlight: State Routes 243, 74

Photo of a Caltrans inspector looking over a newly installed culvert.On Valentine's Day 2019, Storm Damage to State Routes 74 and 243 Dealt Big Blow to Idyllwild

Caltrans Strives for Fairness, Inside and Out

Illustration of a disabled girl riding a custom-made bicycle.Race and Equity Plan Directs Department to Help Burdened Communities, Create Diverse Workplace

Highway System Gets Good Marks on Report Card

Photo depicting a wide angle view of a rest area in Vallejo.Caltrans' Annual Inspections Show Bridge and Striping Improvements, Among Other Positives


Graphic illustration of an overhead view of many roads and three cars driving over them.Climate Change Reports, Preventing Wrong-Way Collisions, Fish Passages, Business Logo Signs

Most Project Timelines, Budgets Met

Photo of a newly-constructed bridge.Highway Improvement Program Achieves 24 of 25 Delivery Milestones in 2018-19

Garbage a Growing Distraction for Caltrans

Photo thumbnail of a Caltrans worker picking up litter.Workers Spent 368,000 Hours Collecting 1.3 Million Bags’ Worth in 2018-19

As Pandemic Persists, Caltrans Adapts

Photo of Caltrans maintenance worker, Shaun Mason cleaning the handles on a Caltrans vehicle with a disinfectant wipe.With Safety at the Forefront, New Procedures Help Get Work Done