California Department of Transportation District 1

Projects Enhancing Access and Safety

Ten Mile River Bridge Rendition of the new Ten Mile River Bridge being built on Route 1 in Mendocino County

"The California Department of Transportation provides for the needs of travelers of all ages and abilities in all planning, programming, design, construction, operations, and maintenance activities and products on the State highway system. The Department views all transportation improvements as opportunities to improve safety, access, and mobility for all travelers in California and recognizes bicycle, pedestrian, and transit modes as integral elements of the transportation system."

"The Department develops integrated multimodal projects in balance with community goals, plans, and values. Addressing the safety and mobility needs of bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit users in all projects, regardless of funding, is implicit in these objectives." [Excerpt from Caltrans Deputy Directive DD-64-R1 (PDF 1.9M), signed October 2, 2008 by Randell H. Iwasaki, Chief Deputy Director]

Some examples of current projects: