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Economic Corridor Updated
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Caltrans has completed the $51 million repaving and restoration project to improve Interstate 5 (I-5) from the I-205 Interchange near Tracy in San Joaquin County to the Stanislaus/Merced County Line.

Caltrans upgraded more than 40 miles of I-5, including freeway ramps, during the project. The work was performed by Bay Cities Paving & Grading, Inc., and was funded through savings in the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.

The project included removing weak asphalt to create a compatible surface for new asphalt to bind with, as well as paving off and on-ramps to conform with local roads – providing a smooth transition from I-5 to the surface streets.

Traffic detector loops were also installed on the ramps, and Caltrans plans to use those in the future to monitor traffic patterns on this critical commercial corridor that runs the length of California.

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