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Data collection for Merced County’s pavement management system has begun! A pavement management system will help decision makers make cost-effective decisions concerning the maintenance and rehabilitation of their jurisdiction’s pavement. It provides tools for rating roadway pavement condition, establishing a consistent maintenance and repair schedule, and evaluating the effectiveness of maintenance strategies.

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· October 9, 2017
Void of esthetics, the blatant lack of civility, trash heaped on corners to remain for months, boarded up windows, trees felled over polluted creeks, gunfire or screaming fights heard almost every nig...ht, unlicensed dogs roaming the neighborhood, half dead kittens laying in the bushes with the temperature over 100 degrees, and the blaring sirens become predictable as sunrise. Merced, 2016, Murder Capital of California, Merced, 2015, ranked seventh on a list of crime-ridden cities per capita in all of America. Merced, the antonym of Paradise... Good G-d - are the representative who make up the County Association of Governments smoking crystal meth? See More
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Hey Merced!! We want to hear from you! Dibs wants to help you find more Smart Travel options for how you get to and from work - and we want to make sure they fi...t your needs! Click the link below to take our quick survey (less than 5 minutes!) to help shape this effort, AND you'll be entered to win a $50 Visa Gift Card.

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Caltrans recently completed construction on a project realigning a segment of Fowler Road at State Route 165 (SR-165) near Hilmar, one month ahead of schedule.

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY HELPS KEEP ROADWAYS BEAUTIFUL AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHER!

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ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY HELPS KEEP ROADWAYS BEAUTIFUL AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Looking to follow through on that New Year’s Resolution? You know the one, where you vowe...d to get in shape and take a role in shaping your community?

Caltrans has the answer: Join the Adopt-A-Highway Program, keeping our roads beautiful while spending time with co-workers or friends. More than 120,000 residents have improved 15,000 shoulder miles in the program’s three decades.

The program is open to organizations, businesses, government agencies, civic groups, residents and others. It’s an opportunity to join a group for periodical cleanup days, building up a sweat while removing weeds and collecting litter.

Next time you drive by, you’ll enjoy seeing the fruits of your labor.

Get involved by visiting Adopt-A-Highway.dot.ca.gov or calling the Caltrans District 10 coordinator at (209) 948-7462. District 10 oversees Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

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The seven-member Technical Review board (TRB) is composed of the city managers from each of the cities and the executive officer of Merced County. The TRB sends their recommendations on issues directly to the MCAG Governing Board. TRB meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at noon at....
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MCAG is looking for an Associate or Senior Transportation Planner to join a small but diverse team, focused on multimodal regional transportation planning, transit planning...
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Caltrans is set to break ground on an 18.4 mile pavement improvement project on eastbound and westbound State Route 152 from Los Banos to the Merced/Madera County line on Tuesday, January 30.

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The time is here for #rebuildingca

Caltrans is set to break ground on an 18.4 mile pavement improvement project on eastbound and westbound State Route 152 from ...Los Banos to the Merced/Madera County line. The project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 30.

This project, and many more like it, are accelerated by SB 1.

SB 1 will fix over 17,000 lane miles of pavement in California across the next decade.

Below is a before photo of SR-152, in obvious need of rehabilitation, and a map charting the scope of the project.

For more info on SB 1, go to http://rebuildingca.ca.gov

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PROJECT COMPLETE: MERCED COUNTY

Caltrans recently completed a $1.3 million project rehabilitating the bridge on northbound and southbound State Route 33 (SR-33) at Interstate 5 in Santa Nella.

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PROJECT COMPLETE: MERCED COUNTY

Caltrans recently completed a $1.3 million project rehabilitating the bridge on northbound and southbound State Route 33 (SR-33)... at Interstate 5 in Santa Nella.

Construction began in September 2017 and concluded in January 2018, and included two full weekend closures of 56 and 43 hours, respectively.

The sidewalk on the bridge remained open throughout construction for pedestrians and bicyclists, and emergency vehicles had proper access during the full closures.

Due to Senate Bill 1, more projects like this one will begin across the state. Caltrans plans to repair and enhance 500 bridges over the course of the next decade.

This project will improve the road surface, efficiency of travel and safety for motorists traveling throughout Merced County.

Caltrans would like to extend our appreciation to motorists and residents for their patience and cooperation during this project.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: MERCED COUNTY

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Route 165 (SR-165) from Johnson Avenue to Bradbury Road for pavement work and the removal of temporary railing.

See the post below for detour information.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: MERCED COUNTY

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Rout...e 165 (SR-165) from Johnson Avenue to Bradbury Road for pavement work and the removal of temporary railing.

There will be no access to the section of Fowler Road east of SR-165 from northbound or southbound SR-165 during the pavement work scheduled on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Detours are as follows:

Traveling Northbound on SR-165
1. Turn right on Johnson Avenue
2. Turn left on Golf Link Road
3. Turn left on Fowler Road

Traveling Southbound on SR-165
1. Turn left on Bradbury Road
2. Turn right on Golf Link Road
3. Turn right on Fowler Road

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MCAG Executive Director, Patrick Pittenger presenting at the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Merced Class 33 this last week.

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United Way of Merced County added 2 new photos.

United Way of Merced County was pleased to host the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Merced Class 33 this last weekend. The day was focused... on infrastructure and we were pleased to have Mike Conway and Frank Quintero of the City of Merced, California , as well as Hicham Eltal of Merced Irrigation Districtand Patrick Pittenger of Merced County Association of Governments. The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce is building future leaders for Merced one class at a time #LIVEUNITED

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Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System - YARTS

UPDATE--- YARTS MODIFIED SERVICE

Due to the continuing government shutdown, we will continue to only offer limited service through Monday, January 22, 2018. Ru...n 8 will be the only daily bus that leaves Yosemite Valley. Run 7 will operate as scheduled. Visit us at www.yarts.com for the modified schedules.

Please be advised that the park remains open with limited services and you enter at your own risk.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused to your travel plans and hope to operate normally very soon.

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MCAG is accepting applications for the 2018 Anna Maria Fuentes Scholarship. The 2018 scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 and will be eligible to receive additional awards of $1,000 each year for three years based on scholastic performance and documentation.

Interested applicants can access the scholarship application and instructions at:

http://www.mcagov.org/217/Scholarship.

Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) Governing Board and staff established the Anna Maria Fuentes Scholarship program in memory and tribute to Anna Maria Fuentes, Grants Program Manager, colleague, and friend. The scholarship is awarded annually by the MCAG Governing Board in the amount o...
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