Caltrans joined the city of Galt for a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Central Galt Interchange project today.“Partnering with local government on projects like the Central Galt Interchange is one example of Caltrans’ commitment to improve the central valley’s infrastructure,” stated Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “This project will also improve safety while easing traffic congestion.”
The project included safety and operations improvements for motorists entering or exiting north and southbound State Highway 99 by extending and expanding on and off-ramps. Improved lighting, constructing a safer pedestrian crossing with bicycle access through the interchange and new landscaping were also added. Additional information on the event can be found at www.centralgaltic.com.
The $41 million project included $727,755 in funding from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond and $15.1 million in Measure A, a 2004 voter-approved Sacramento County tax initiative.
Caltrans District 3 maintains more than 4,700 lane miles of state highway in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties: Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba. More information about Caltrans is available on its website at www.dot.ca.gov.