Caltrans Accelerates Repairs on Interstate 5 in San Joaquin County Due to SB 1 Funds
Pavement Project Will Improve More Than 80 Lane Miles Providing a Safer & Smoother Commute for Motorists
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - Caltrans will repair more than 80 lane miles of Interstate 5 from Hammer Lane in the city of Stockton to the San Joaquin/ Sacramento County line, due to the funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
"This section of I-5 endures a lot of wear and tear because it is a key route for the movement of people, goods and services throughout California. The repairs made to I-5 will ultimately improve traffic flow, providing motorists with a safer and smoother commute."
More than 99,000 motorists per day use the roadway to reach their destination, and more than 16,000 truckers per day use this segment of I-5. The interstate is used daily by commuters traveling to and from the cities of Stockton, Lodi, Elk Grove and Sacramento, and truckers hauling commercial and agricultural goods to the businesses throughout San Joaquin County.
"Without this SB 1 funded project, the pavement would continue to deteriorate, which would have a direct impact on travelers and result in costly maintenance repairs in the future. Providing a smooth roadway is imperative for truckers delivering their goods and traveling to and from the Port of Stockton. I-5 is also important to people commuting to work and college students, who attend San Joaquin Delta College or the University of the Pacific, who depend on this interstate."
This $2.6 million project has been awarded to FBD Vanguard Construction of Livermore, California, who will focus on filling potholes, repair and replace various concrete sections and completing long-lasting repairs to restore the roadway and improve traffic safety.
Work is scheduled to begin June 4, and take place during the night, Monday through Friday. Motorists should expect lane and ramp closures. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, use alternate routes, and Be Work Zone Alert.
Work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues. More information and updates on projects can be found on the Caltrans District 10 Project Page or on Twitter via @CaltransDist10 and on Facebook at Caltrans-District-10.
SB 1 provides an ongoing funding increase of approximately $1.8 billion annually for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the state highway system. SB 1 funds will enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.
Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov/.
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