The Thornton Road Widening Project will widen Thornton Road between Pershing Avenue and Bear Creek (about 1.5 miles) to four vehicle lanes, plus bicycle lanes. The improvements will be constructed to meet future needs for six vehicle lanes, plus bicycle lanes.
Included are improvements to traffic signals, street lights, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks. Limited sound walls will be constructed with some landscaping. These upgrades are expected to improve traffic safety and operations.
Beginning Monday, January 8, 2018, weather permitting, traffic will be switched from the east side to the west side of Thornton Road. The traffic switch will allow crews to begin widening Thornton Road, starting at Pershing Avenue and working northward to Estate Drive, as well as to install sidewalks and improve driveways.
The total cost of this project is $11.6 million, which includes the segment within San Joaquin County, between David Road and Pershing Avenue. The project is funded with Measure K Renewal Funds, and the San Joaquin County share of the construction is $1.7 million.
Preparation for work and construction in the project area began in October 2016. The project is anticipated to be substantially complete by the end of 2017, with anticipated final completion in spring 2018.
A public art installation is being coordinated with this project, which will enhance the overall appearance and southbound gateway into the city of Stockton.
Transcending Vessels, designed by artist Michael Clapper, is comprised of three large, rusted steel structures, approximately 23 feet high, representing the types of vessels prevalent along the waterways of the Delta.
For additional information about Public Art within the City of Stockton, please contact the Community Services Department
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/28/2017