Caltrans held its online public meeting for the highway 46 east widening project yesterday evening.
The project would see a 3.6 mile section of highway 46 east near Antelope road changed from a two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway. Caltrans says the steep grade in the area makes it harder for trucks to speed up, which causes traffic congestion.
Part of the project will be to reduce the highway’s grade slope. The overall goal of the project, according to Caltrans, is to improve safety, minimize fatal crashes, and reduce existing and future peak-hour congestion. The section is estimated to cost 150 million dollars.
Caltrans is asking members of the public to submit comments about the program in writing or by email no later than October 13th, 2023.
More information can be found on Caltrans’s website under ‘District 5.’