Modesto, Turlock to get state money for bike paths

March 20, 2017


bicycleSTOCKTON — Cities in Stanislaus County will receive $577,000 from a state allocation to support upkeep on roads and bridges.

Modesto will receive $512,000 for a bicycle path to connect Modesto Junior College’s West Campus to its East Campus, which is 2.5 miles away.

Turlock will get $50,000 to widen West Linwood Avenue and provide a continuous left-turn lane, install curb, gutter, sidewalk, bicycle lane and a high-visibility crosswalk with a beacon.

The city will also get $15,000 for buffered bike lanes with thermoplastic striping, signs, traffic signal modifications, minor demolition and minor concrete ramps.

The money comes from the California Transportation Commission’s allocation of more than $217 million for 72 projects to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking and walking.


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