Between Tim Bell Road and Crabtree Road in unincorporated Stanislaus County

City or County Responsible for Project: 

Stanislaus County

Award Category: 

Roads: Efficient and Sustainable Road Maintenance, Construction and Reconstruction Projects.

Narrative Description Of Your Entry: 

With a new funding source of Senate Bill 1 gas tax funds becoming available in 2017, the County’s Public Works team began brainstorming on long term, sustainable and innovative solutions to resolve the historically poor road conditions on the eastern portion of Warnerville Road. The targeted segment of Warnerville Road is located in eastern rural Stanislaus County and was made up of stretches of asphalt pavement, gravel, and native non-draining soils. This 5.4 mile segment of road is primarily utilized as an agricultural haul road for various agricultural products such as tree nuts and wine grapes. During harvest periods, the roads sees heavy truck loads for a short duration of time. Other times of the year, there is little to no traffic on this road. The paved areas on this road were breaking up and experiencing base failure, while the non-paved areas were rutting badly due to heavy loading and poor soils (R values ranging from 6 to 26). From a maintenance perspective, it was becoming a nightmare; lots of effort and money for a road with an ADT of less than 100 cars a day. We needed a long-term solution!

Submitted by: 

David Leamon


Public Works Director


Stanislaus County


1716 Morgan Road






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