Caltrans Project Manager
P.O. Box 2048
Stockton, Ca 95201
Public comment and input is encouraged
however there is a deadline of August 29th, 2001 for comments
on the current proposals.
Caltrans Central Region
Environmental Branch / Unit 173
ATTN: Erik Schwab, Environmental Planner
2015 E. Shields Ave. Ste. 100
Fresno, CA 93726
For information or questions on the interim project
headed by the City of Modesto contact:
Engineering and Transportation
City of Modesto
1010 Tenth St. Suite 4100
Modesto, Ca 95354
Over the next ten years, the Pelandale/Salida Blvd. interchange
will be completely reconstructed. We hope to keep up with the
latest information and progress on this project.
Currently, there is a long term plan which has options including
clover-leaf's and roundabouts. A temporary interim solution to
the traffic situation is also proposed. The City of Modesto is
in charge of our interim project which will be widening some lanes,
and putting in some stop signs or signals at that intersection.
Caltrans is currently working on the long term project which they
hope to have completed in October of 2009. The project cost is
estimated between $30 and $70 million dollars.
We hope to have some visuals available on the web site soon,
until then we have the contact information for the project so
you may direct your questions and comments to those who are working
on the plans.
Information handed out at the August 15, 2001 Open House/Informational
Project Purpose: To ease traffic congestion; To improve
traffic operations; To provide for current and future capacity
increases to the SR 99/Pelandale Avenue interchange.
Background: The SR 99/Pelandale Avenue interchange is
located in the north part of the City of Modesto, providing access
to commercial/residential properties. The area is undergoing rapid
commercial and residential development that has resulted in generating
considerable traffic to the interchange. During peak traffic periods,
the SR 99/Pelandale Avenue interchange operates at a level of
service F. Both the City of Modesto and Stanislaus County have
collected developer fees for improvements to the interchange.
The City is developing contract plans for an interim project for
improvements at the interchange to provide temporary relief. The
City will complete this project throught he encroachment permit
Project Description: Caltrans (California Department of
Transportation) in coordination with the Stanislaus Council of
Governments (StanCOG) and the City of Modesto, are proposing to
reconstruct the interchange at Route 99 and Pelandale Avenue in
the City of Modesto, Stanislaus County. Several build alternatives
and the no-build alternative are considered for study. Depending
on the alternative selected, the project proposes to make the
- Replacement of the existing Pelandale overcrossing structure
(replacement structure will have standard lane and shoulder
width including pedestrian sidewalks).
- Possible constructoin of a round-about intersections at the
freeway ramp terminals, Sisk Road, and Salida Boulevard.
- Possible construction of a Single Point Urban interchange
- Possible construction of a Partical Cloverleaf interchange,
that provides loop on-ramps in addition to the four diamond-type
- Possible realignment of Sisk Road to the east of it's current
location. (Note : this would cut through current businesses)
- Possible construction of auxiliary lanes on Route 99. Pelandale
Avenue may be widedned to eight-lanes between Sisk Road and
Project Cost: Construction estimates $33 to $52 million
Funding Sources: This project is proposed for funding
through the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP)
and other funding sources.
Project Time Line:
- March 2001: Begin Environmental Studies
- May 2003: Draft environmental document (EIR)
- August 2007: Begin Construction
- October 2009: Project completed
Questions: For more information please contact Balhar
(Bill) Sandhu, Project Manager at (209) 948-7829 or e-mail Bill