California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: November 20, 2012
District: District 10 - Stockton
Contact: Ken Paglia
Phone: (209) 948-7977

GOOD NEWS FOR STOCKTON DRIVERS: MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS COMING TO INTERSTATE 5 AT FRENCH CAMP ROAD

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - Caltrans, the city of Stockton and the San Joaquin Council of Governments broke ground today on a $52 million Interstate 5 project that will make it easier for motorists to get around South Stockton.

The French Camp Road Interchange Project will widen French Camp Road to six lanes; construct new onramps; and add new auxiliary lanes on I-5 between French Camp Road and Downing Avenue. The average daily traffic volume along this stretch of the freeway surpasses 100,000 vehicles.

The project received nearly $4 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $14.6 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide. The project is also supported by funding from Measure K and federal highway dollars.

The French Camp Interchange Project is one component of an overall plan to improve traffic circulation in South Stockton. Construction is already underway to extend Sperry Road to French Camp Road, which will create a new link between I-5 and State Route 99.

Construction is to be completed by December of 2014.

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