Project Status Update (updated July 31, 2017)
Draft recommendations for corridor improvements have been completed and are included in the San Andreas SR 49 Commercial Gateway Corridor Study Draft Report. The report is now available for public review and comment, and was presented at the August 10th Calaveras County Planning Commission meeting.
More information regarding the Project Process can be found here.
About The Project
The San Andreas Gateway Corridor Study will be prepared in collaboration with Calaveras County, the Calaveras Council of Governments, Caltrans, and the local community. The Study will focus on the southern gateway to the community and identify the transportation improvements including local road networks and multi- modal transportation alternatives necessary to accommodate the planned land uses in the study area while protecting and advancing the function, design, and economic vitality of SR 49. Through a coordinated planning process, the Study will collectively plot future transportation strategies to improve corridor safety, access, aesthetics, and mobility.
The San Andreas Gateway Corridor Study area is located along the commercial and industrial corridor of State Route 49 (SR 49) through the unincorporated community of San Andreas. SR 49, the ‘Golden Chain Highway’, links historic towns along the mother lode. San Andreas is the County seat and unincorporated community. As the County seat, San Andreas is home to the County Government Center, Mark Twain St Joseph’s Hospital, DMV, CHP, and social and human services. According to the 2013 American Community Survey, San Andreas has an estimated total population of 2,812.
State Route 49 runs north-south through the town of San Andreas. Within Calaveras County, SR 49 links the communities of Mokelumne Hill, San Andreas, and Angels Camp. SR 49 provides local residents with access to commercial and service centers in neighboring counties and connects the larger resident bases of Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco to recreational destinations in the Sierras.