California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

October 26, 2010
District 3 - Marysville
Rochelle Jenkins

New Tudor Bypass Opens on State Route 99

Sutter County - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Sutter County today opened the newly-completed Tudor Bypass, a $54.8 million highway project that realigned and widened a four-mile section of State Route 99 south of Yuba City. The $54.8 million project was primarily financed ($31.9 million) by Proposition 1B, the $19.9 billion transportation bond championed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and approved by voters in 2006.

"As the voters intended, Proposition 1B is paying for vital projects that are improving California's transportation system and providing a shot in the arm to our economy," said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. "With this freeway project, the people of Sutter County can see their tax dollars at work."

The new alignment features a four-lane highway and new signalized intersections at Wilson Road and at the SR-99/SR-113 junction.

"State Route 99 is essential for the movement of people and goods in Sutter County. The Tudor Bypass will make the highway safer and reduce congestion for thousands of local commuters," said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.

In spring 2011, work will begin on a project to widen the Feather River Bridge on SR-99. When that project is completed in 2014, Caltrans will have achieved its goal of widening SR-99 from two lanes to four lanes between Sacramento and Yuba City.

Since its passage, Caltrans and the California Transportation Commission have allocated nearly $6 billion in Proposition 1B funding to more than 1,000 projects statewide.