California Department of Transportation

Olancha - Cartago 4 Lane Project Purpose

What is the purpose of the project?

The purpose of the project is to:

  • Improve the operation of the road
  • Fix deteriorating pavement
  • Widen the two-lane road to a four-lane road to fill a gap between two four-lane segments of road
  • Improve the flow of traffic (level of service rating)
  • Widen the road so the road can handle more vehicles (capacity)
  • Ease peak traffic congestion and traveler delay

The proposed project would improve the level of service of the existing facility; provide increased capacity to meet present and future traffic demands, and ease peak traffic congestion and queuing by expanding the existing highway to a four-lane expressway. Safety is expected to improve if this project is built.