It's been far too long since the last update. There's really no excuse, other than the lack of time and lack of urgency. Weekends have been filled with other interests and chores, making it difficult to find a day or two to sit down in front of a screen all day to do the updates. These updates were started while on vacation -- what else should I do while I sit in the hotel room while the wife sleeps in the morning? In some ways, it's a throwback to college days, where I would always do programming projects while sitting in the hotel room at the beach in Maui. But then work interferred... and so I'm finishing them over Memorial Day weekend. So let's get to it.
I started the year with the usual change page changover. I've gone back to having each year's change page having just a link to the current year and all past years. This is much easier than editing each year at the start of a new year to update the change list.
Updates were made to the following highways, based on my reading of the papers (which are posted to the roadgeeking category at the "Observations Along The Road" and to the California Highways Facebook group) as well as any backed up email changes. I didn't review the the AAroads forum this time — it hasn't been bringing much useful information, and a third of the year would be a lot of posts to review. I've given up on misc.transport.road. This resulted in changes on the following routes, with credit as indicated [my research(1), contributions of information or leads (via direct mail) from Frank Romano(2), Tom Jones(3)]: Route 1(1), I-5(1), Route 12(1), Route 29(1), Route 39(2), Route G10(3).
Reviewed the Pending Legislation page, based on the new California Legislature site. As usual, I recommend to every Californian that they visit the legislative website regularly and see what their legis-critters are doing. Noted passage of the following items:
I checked the CTC Liaison page for the results of the CTC meetings through May 2014. The following items were of interest (note: ° indicates items that were below the level of detail for updating the specific route pages) :
(May) 04-Ala-84, PM 13.3/13.4 Alameda Creek Bridge Replacement Project Replace existing bridge on Route 84 in Alameda County. (PPNO 0084B) (NOP)
(Mar) 08- Riverside County Mid County Parkway Project- Construction of a divided highway between I-215 and Route 79 between the cities of Perris and San Jacinto in Riverside County. (See Route 74) (RDEIR/RDEIS) [Approved.]
(May) 03- Sacramento County Rancho Cordova Parkway Interchange Project- construction of a new interchange on US 50 and new roadway in the City of Rancho Cordova and Sacramento County (EA03-1E2700) (DEIR) [Approved.]
(Jan) (1) Three projects: [Approved.]
(Mar) (2) Three projects: [Approved.]
(Mar) (3) 04-SM-1, PM 41.7/43.0 Route 1/Calera Parkway/Route 1 Widening Project Widen a portion of Route 1 from four lanes to six lanes near Pacifica in San Mateo County. (FEIR) (PPNO 0632C) (STIP) [Approved, as modified.]
(Mar) (4) 07-LA-60, PM R23.3/R26.5; 07-LA-57, PM R4.3/R4.5 & 4.5/R4.8 Route 57/Route 60 Confluence at Grand Avenue Project Improvements to an existing interchange on Route 60 and Route 57 at Grand Avenue in Los Angeles County. (FEIR) (EA 27910) (Local/Federal) [Approved, as modified.]
(Mar) (5) 11-SD-5, PM R28.4/R55.4 I-5 North Coast Corridor Project Roadway improvements to a portion of I-5 in San Diego County. (FEIR) (PPNO 0615) (STIP) [Approved.]
(May) (5) Four projects: [XXX]
(May) (6) 10-Mpa-140, PM 42.0/42.7 Ferguson Slide Permanent Restoration Project Restore full highway access on Route 140 damaged by the Ferguson rockslide in Mariposa County (FEIR) (PPNO 0280) (SHOPP) [XXX]
(Mar) 05-SBt-25-PM R49.8/R52.4 Route 25 from Sunnyslope Road to 0.1 mile west of San Felipe Road, in the county of San Benito. [Approved.]
(May) 04-Son-12 PM T17.6/21.6 Notice of Intention to Consider Rescinding Freeway Adoption in the county of Sonoma on Route 12. [XXX]
(Jan) Five relinquishment resolutions: [Approved.]
(Mar) Three relinquishment resolutions: [Approved.]
(May) Five relinquishment resolutions: [XXX]
(Mar) Three vacation resolutions: [Approved.]
(May) One vacation resolution: [XXX]
(Jan) (1) Financial Allocation: $72,256,000 for 13 SHOPP projects, programmed, as follows: (1) $27,874,000 for five SHOPP projects. (2) $44,382,000 for eight projects amended into the SHOPP by Departmental action. Contribution of $5,500,000 in Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Funds. None of these projects were of particular interest: they involve updating pavement, replacing median barriers and bridge railings, adding rumble strips, and other non-major construction. Routes affected included Route 271 (Mendocino), Route 89 (El Dorado), Route 280 (San Francisco), Route 99 (Tulare), Route 12 (San Joaquin), Route 5 (Shasta), Route 101 (Santa Barbara), Route 99 (Kern), Route 138 (Los Angeles), Route 118 (Ventura), Route 15 (San Diego).[Approved.]
(Mar) (1) Financial Allocation: $198,787,000 for 29 SHOPP projects, programmed, as follows: (1) $54,091,000 for 16 SHOPP projects. (2) $144,696,000 for 13 projects amended into the SHOPP by Departmental action. None of these actions were major new construction. Actions included pavement rehabiltation, new pavement, pavement reconstruction, drainage, bridge joints, and other small but significant projects. Routes affected included: Route 1 (Mendocino, repair), US 101 (Humboldt, excavate contaminated soil), US 395 (Lassen, rehabilitate pavement), Route 20 (Colusa, rock slope), US 101 (San Luis Obispo, overlay pavement), Route 110 (Los Angeles, joint seals), Route 38 (San Bernardino, rehabilitate bridge deck), Route 138 (San Bernardino, replace bridge), I-5 (Merced, reinforce bridge), Route 120 (Stanislaus, repair pavement failure), Route 108 (Tuolumne, rock slope protection), I-805 (San Diego, erosion repair), I-5 (Orange, erosion repair), Route 70 (Plumas, rock slope protection), Route 96 (Siskiyou, cable mesh drapery), Route 24 (Alameda, security enhancement), US 101 (Santa Barbara, high friction surface treatment), Route 46 (San Luis Opispo, overlay pavement), I-5 (Los Angeles, replace cracked slabs), I-10 (Los Angeles, replace cracked slabs), I-405 (Los Angeles, overlay pavement), I-605 (Los Angeles, extend pavement service life), Route 12 (San Joaquin, repair bridge).[Approved.]
(Jan) (1a) Financial Allocation: $16,699,000 for the State administered STIP Dogwood Road Interchange project (PPNO 0523) on Route 8 in Imperial County, on the State Highway System. [Approved.]
(Jan) (1b) Financial Allocation: $3,712,000 for three State administered STIP projects on the State Highway System. These were mostly asthetic improvements to vista points, bridges, landscaping, and signage on Route 168 (Fresno), Route 99 (Madera), and Route 14 (Los Angeles). [Approved, as modified.]
(Mar) (1b) Financial Allocation: $59,151,000 for the State administered STIP Route 138 Widening (Segment 1) project (PPNO 0239D), on the State Highway System, in San Bernardino County. [Approved, as modified.]
(Mar) (1c) Financial Allocation: $800,000 for the State administered Border Infrastructure Program Route 905/Route 125 Northbound Connectors project (PPNO 1101), on the State Highway System, in San Diego County. Contributions from other sources: $2,000,000. [Approved.]
(May) (1b) Financial Allocation: $1,804,000 for the State administered Border Infrastructure Program; Route 98 Widening (West of Route 111) Phase 1 Project (PPNO 0549A); in Imperial County on the State Highway System. [XXX]
(Jan) (2) Financial Allocation: $7,000,000 for the locally administered Cartmill Avenue Interchange Route 99 project (PPNO 6410), in Tulare County, on the State Highway System. Contributions from other sources: $21,181,000. [Approved.]
FREQUENTLY USED TERMS IN CTC MINUTES: California Transportation Commission (Commission or CTC), California Department of Transportation (Department or Caltrans), Regional Improvement Program (RIP), Interregional Improvement Program (IIP), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP), Public Transportation Account (PTA), Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act of 1990 (Proposition 116), High Speed Passenger Train Bond Program (Proposition 1A), Highway Safety, Traffic Re-duction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1B), Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA), State Route 99 Bond Program (RTE or SR 99), Local Bridge Seismic Retrofit Account (LBSRA), Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF), Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Account (HRCSA), State-Local Partnership Program (SLPP), Traffic Light Synchronization Program (TLSP), Letter of No Prejudice (LONP), Environmental Phase (PA&ED), Design Phase (PS&E), Right of Way (R/W), Fiscal Year (FY)
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