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California outlook
« on: October 31, 2021, 08:20:55 pm »
Work has begun on a realignment of part of CA 1 in Sonoma County, between Bodega Bay and CA 116. This is a three-year project to move the highway inland, to protect it from erosion of cliffs along Gleason Beach, in the Scotty Creek area. I don't know exactly where the realignment will occur, or whether it will require changes to the CA 1 route file.

CA 1 is currently a preview route. But I expect usaca will be activated before the realignment is completed, so I'm treating it as a project that may affect an active route.

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Re: California outlook
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2022, 02:44:28 am »
Caltrans plans to open a new alignment of CA 132 in Modesto, relocating the highway between N. Dakota Ave. and CA 99, north from Maze Blvd. to a new roadway just south of Kansas Ave. The target for opening the new segment is September 15, 2022.

CA 132 is in the usaca system. usaca is currently in preview, but may be active by the time this realignment is open to traffic.

There are longer-range plans to extend the new alignment about five more miles west, to Gates Rd. The target for that extension is 2026.

In other news, construction is underway on a new expressway between San Juan Bautista and Hollister, in San Benito County. The five mile-long expressway will be parallel to the existing CA 156 highway, which will become a frontage road for the new CA 156 segment. The expected completion reportedly will be sometime in fall 2024.

As noted recently in the usaca thread, Caltrans is relocating CA 58, between I-5 and CA 99, from the Rosedale Highway corridor in the Bakersfield area south to the Stockdale Highway/Westside Parkway corridor. There is still a gap in the latter, between the Westside Parkway and CA 99. Construction of a new freeway to fill that gap is under way, with completion expected sometime in 2023. That will finish the reroute of CA 58 in the Bakersfield area.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2022, 09:02:13 pm by oscar »