Tuolumne County, CA…Caltrans has replaced four lane miles of pavement on eastbound and westbound State Route 108 from Lyons Dam Road to the community of Long Barn, due to funds received from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. “The completion of this project will benefit residents in the Long Barn area, as well as travelers and the businesses in that region that rely on tourism dollars to bolster their local economy,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “We’re just scratching the surface with these initial SB 1 projects.”
SR-108 has an annual daily average of more than 3,100 vehicles through this location. Heavy, fiveaxle trucks represent more than one-third of the truck traffic volume, adding to roadway deterioration as they haul freight on this vital interregional roadway between the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada. Those motorists now have a safer roadway.
“These mountain highway projects are critical because these roads are the lifeline for communities like Long Barn, Pinecrest, Twain Harte and others,” said Caltrans District 10 Director Dennis T. Agar. “Our highway is the only road that connects them, so they’re counting on us.”
This $2.2 million paving project was performed by George Reed Inc. Work began the week of July 16, 2018, and opened to traffic at the end of August.
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/.