More from City Hall: Martin on highways

6:29 p.m.:

In a formality, the City Council approved an agreement with the state of California for the south Stockton Highway 99 widening project, Caltrans is the lead agency on the $253 million project, which is to widen Highway 99 from four lanes to six lanes from Arch Road to the Crosstown Freeway. The agreement approved this evening is mostly the city’s recognition that interchanges will be impacted. Also, the agreement allows Caltrans to begin its right of way acquisition process (something that could be anything but a formality).

However … Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin is taking on the Caltrans staff. In Sacramento, she said (where Caltrans is based, she said) the highways are “immaculate.” She wondered if the same could be said of Highway 99 when its widening is done.

Martin is also displeased that the widening will include no HOV lanes. Caltrans responds that it does plan to have a Park and Ride facility at the Mariposa interchange.

Mayor Ann Johnston and Councilwoman Diana Lowery wanted to know that vines would be trained up sound walls to reduce graffiti. They will be, staff said.

Approval was unanimous with no member of the public commenting.

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