The California Department of Transportation, using state and federal funding, proposes to rehabilitate State Route (SR) 36 through repaving activities, drainage improvements, and construction of appurtenant infrastructure. The project limits occur between post mile (PM) 20.0 and 39.7, in Tehama County.
The purpose of the project is to restore the facility to a state of good repair such that the roadway will be in a condition that improves maintainability over the 10-year pavement design life. The project will serve to preserve, repair, and extend the life of the existing pavement, as well as improve ride quality, maintain conveyance of drainage, and improve public/worker safety. The pavement within the project limits is in a fair state of repair. The roadway exhibits moderate alligator, longitudinal, and transverse cracking. The deterioration of the pavement is to the extent that routine maintenance is no longer sufficient to maintain a reasonable ride quality. Additionally, the signing, striping, guardrail, and structure approach rail lengths are partially obsolete and should be upgraded to current standards.