Crosstown Freeway Extension Celebrates Completion

This morning, the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), Caltrans District 10, the City of Stockton, and the County of San Joaquin celebrated the nearly complete State Route 4/Crosstown Freeway Extension Project near the Port of Stockton – one year earlier than planned.

“This is another example of a continuing partnership between Measure K and Caltrans to improve the movement of goods and services in the San Joaquin region,” said SJCOG Executive Director Andrew Chesley.

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The $138 million Crosstown Freeway Extension Project constructed a new four-lane
elevated roadway extending the freeway from Fresno Avenue to Navy Drive. Previously, the freeway ended at Fresno Avenue, creating congestion on local streets. As a result, about 6,500 vehicles a day (including 4,400 heavy trucks) traveled through the Boggs Tract neighborhood. Now, with the completion of this extension project, vehicles are no longer exiting onto residential streets.

District 1 Supervisor Carlos Villapudua recalled the importance of the community meetings early on in the process and talked about the safety benefits for the community and the adjacent Washington School. He thanked Caltrans and SJCOG for their partnership with the local community and for hosting many public meetings during the early stages of the project. Other speakers included: Caltrans Deputy Director Kome Ajise; Port of Stockton Commissioner R. Jay Allen; Transportation Activist and Stockton Resident Ort Lofthus; Washington School Principal Olivia Castillo; and Caltrans District 10 Director Dennis Agar.

The $140 million project received $70 million from Measure K, the half-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation projects in San Joaquin County, and $70 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond.  This project will improve the connection between Interstate 5, the Crosstown Freeway and the economically vital Port of Stockton, which moves more than $1 billion in products each year.

New date set for Interstate 5 Corridor Improvement Projects ribbon cutting

SJCOG and Caltrans D-10 invite you to join us as we celebrate the completion of the Interstate 5 Corridor Improvement Projects in Stockton!  The ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
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Weekend closures planned for Southbound I-5 in Stockton

Motorists driving southbound on Interstate 5, from Alpine Avenue to State Route 4/Crosstown Freeway will see lane and ramp closures this weekend as crews perform striping operations.

Work will begin Saturday, December 3, 2016 and continue through Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Ramp Closures: Country Club Boulevard on-ramp and Monte Diablo Avenue off-ramp
Sunday Ramp Closures: Fremont Street on-ramp and Monte Diablo Avenue on & off-ramps
Motorists should expect 20 to 30 minute delays on I-5 and are being encouraged to travel on State Route 99 or other alternate routes.


Ribbon Cutting Planned for Crosstown Freeway Ramp Extension

SJCOG and Caltrans D-10 invite you to join us as we celebrate the completion of the Crosstown Freeway Ramp Extension in Stockton!  The ceremony will take place on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  Continue reading

Harney Lane Grade Separation Project Update

The Harney Lane Grade Separation Project started in April of 2016 and is nearing the halfway point of the construction schedule.

The completed project includes a bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad and widening Harney Lane to four lanes between Hutchins Street and Stockton Street. The bridge structure is being constructed in two separate phases to minimize traffic impacts within the project area. The south two lanes of the bridge, intersection improvements at Hutchins Street and Stockton Street, and a substantial portion of the underground improvements associated with the project, are nearing completion. The south two lanes are scheduled to be open for two-way traffic in December.

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Over the next 11 months, the contractor is scheduled to start (and complete) construction of the north two lanes of the bridge along with the lighting, landscape, and remaining soundwall elements of the project. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be complete by October 2017.

I-5 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Postponed

Due to weather and construction related issues we will not be having the ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow as planned. We are looking to re-schedule in mid December. Thank you for your patience.  postponed

SJCOG issues San Joaquin One Voice® “Call for Projects”

San Joaquin One Voice® is SJCOG’s regional advocacy effort that assembles a public-private delegation to visit our Congressional and federal departmental representatives in Washington, D.C. The goal of this effort is to educate Congressional and federal departmental representatives on federal funding and regulatory relief needs, issues, and projects of regional significance to the San Joaquin region. Continue reading