MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct a slope repair project on State Route 140 near the community of Briceburg (see map below) in Mariposa County. The $4.5 million project is fully funded by Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“This important SB 1 project will allow crews to perform proactive maintenance work that will prevent deterioration of the roadway,” said Caltrans District 10 Director Dennis T. Agar. “Rehabilitating this slope will significantly improve water drainage beneath a
state highway that serves residents and businesses throughout the region and millions who visit Yosemite National Park each year.”
Construction will take place along eastbound Route 140 about two miles west of Bull Creek Road and two miles south of Briceburg from July through November 2022. The project will restore the integrity of the slope beneath an existing 84-inch concrete water passage to prevent further erosion.
Crews will install rock slope protection with concrete grout and a rock-filled wall with stone-base support. Other work includes upgrading guardrails to current standards.
SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1.
For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit rebuildingca.ca.gov.
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