While the main purpose of transportation projects is to ease congestion and improve safety, landscaping also plays a critical role in our roadways. The more obvious benefits have to do with aesthetics, but what may be less apparent is that landscaping increases safety through erosion control, boosts economic development and improves air quality with removal of pollutants —linking people, resources and communities.
Measure K funding covered beautification along the Interstate 5/French Camp corridor. Landscaping was added to the Caltrans right of way near the I-5/French Camp Road interchange and plantings to mitigate the construction went in along the French Camp Slough on the east and west sides of I-5.
SR 99/Arch Road to SR 120
In the fourth phase of a project to widen State Highway 99 from Arch Road to State Route 120, Measure K helped to pay for vegetation planted along the highway to mitigate the construction work done there. Such beautification projects help to return the are to a more natural condition.
East Channel Street Streetscape and Connectivity Project
The project will better connect the Cabral Station, Downtown Transit Center, and Stockton’s waterfront and entertainment district. The project will strengthen active transportation connections through new sidewalks, high visibility crosswalks, bike lanes, street lighting, landscaping and other improvements. The idea is to encourage people to use different types of transportation and further the revitalization of Downtown Stockton.