Completed Project Protects Integrity of Roadway, Provides Safer Commute for Motorists
September 12, 2019 - MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans has repaired two culverts on State Route 140 in Mariposa County due to funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
This project fixed two locations in the area of the Ferguson Fire scar, west of the Yosemite National Park entrance, where Incline Road meets Route 140 to help handle high flows.
“This project was handled smoothly, efficiently, and in a timely manner, and is a benefit for the local commercial and tourism industries,” said Acting Caltrans Director Bob Franzoia, “Motorists traveling for work throughout Mariposa County or traveling to Yosemite rely on State Route 140.”
Route 140 is an all-weather Route into Yosemite National Park and is a critical asset for both tourists and the local economy.
“This roadway is prone to mudslides and debris flow in times of bad weather,” said Caltrans District 10 Director Dan McElhinney, “Projects solving drainage issues enhance safety during storms and keep Route 140 reliable in the Merced River Canyon.”
“Our sincere thanks go out to the people of Mariposa County and tourists using Route 140 for their patience during this construction project.”
This $210,000 project started construction June 13, 2019, and concluded August 15, 2019.
More information and updates on projects can be found at http://www.dot.ca.gov/d10/projects.html or on Twitter via @CaltransDist10.
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/.
Caltrans Upgrades Drainage on Highway 140 in Mariposa County in the Merced River Canyon, West of Yosemite National Park, Due to SB 1 Funds