General Project Information
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to improve the safety of the intersection at State Route 26 and State Route 49 in Calaveras County in the town of Mokelumne Hill. A Traffic Collision Report from the California Highway Patrol and a Traffic Investigation conducted by District 10 Traffic Safety Branch identified a pattern of broadside collisions at this intersection. A Traffic Signal Warrant Analysis was performed, and it found the intersection meets signal warrants. Three alternatives are being proposed:
Alternative 1 proposes to construct a roundabout.
Alternative 2 proposes to install a traffic signal.
Alternative 3 is the no-build option leaving the intersection as it is.
Purpose and Need
The purpose of this project is to improve intersection control to reduce the number and severity of broadside collisions at the intersection of State Route 26 and State Route 49.
A pattern of broadside collisions has been identified at the intersection of State Route 26 and State Route 49, which are caused by motorists failing to yield.
Project Cost and Schedule
Alternative 1 (Roundabout): $10,450,900
Alternative 2 (Signal): $4,822,200
Tentative Project Schedule:
Draft Environmental Document Circulation:
Project Approval & Environmental Document:
Right of Way Certification:
Approved Construction Contact: