Measure K is intended to make up for funding shortfalls for transportation projects in San Joaquin County, while also working to improve air quality. The money goes to assorted transportation improvement projects throughout the county.
San Joaquin County and the cities of Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Tracy, Ripon, Escalon and Lathrop share 35% of the sales tax revenue for local street repair. Local jurisdictions receive an annual funding allocation for local street repairs, safety and operations improvements based on population. The funds are used to supplement current transportation spending and cannot be used to replace general fund expenditures.
Yosemite Avenue Pavement Improvement Project
As with the Main Street Pavement Improvement Project, greater safety and access to active
transportation is the vision behind the Yosemite Avenue Pavement Improvement Project. Once
completed — and working together with improvements to Main Street — Manteca residents will
be able to walk or cycle more safely along Yosemite Avenue from Main Street to Cottage Drive.
The project will refresh crosswalk markings, add flashing beacons at crossings, and add curb
ramps to make the crossings ADA compliant, all improvements to make it safer for families out
on a stroll, Manteca High School students to get to and from class, or someone wanting to get to
the Spreckles Shopping Center near State Route 99.
Lodi Church Street Road Diet
Lodi wants to draw bicycle tourism to downtown, while improving safety for cyclists, pedestrians
and motorists. The Church Street Road Diet — a road diet is also known as lane reduction, road
rechannelization or road conversion — will reduce the number of travel lanes and add bike lanes,
enhanced pedestrian improvements, and traffic signaling and crossing improvements will make
the stretch of road more appealing to bicycle tourism. The enhancements also encourage people
to get out of their cars and trucks to walk or ride a bicycle to recreation, businesses, entertainment
Miner Avenue Complete Streets
The Miner Avenue project will transform the Stockton neighborhood into
an inviting place for families to walk along the widened sidewalks and sit
on benches on the way. Or they can safely ride bikes along the street. The
10-block rehabilitation of Miner Avenue from Center Street to the Union
Pacific Railroad underpass near the ACE Station will do much to improve
the safety for everyone who travels along that section. The project will
include but not be limited to:
- Buffered bicycle lanes.
- Landscaped medians.
- A round-about at the intersection of Miner Avenue and San Joaquin Street.
- Pedestrian and bicycle amenities.
Main Street Pavement and Bike Lane Improvements
The Main Street Pavement Improvement Project in Manteca will make the Main Street corridor
safer for pedestrians and cyclists, while also encouraging nonmotorized transportation and
eliminating a barrier to recreation, services and other amenities. Bike lanes and pedestrian
crossings will be added in the core of the city within reach of businesses, homes, jobs centers
and the city’s transit center. Manteca High School is nearby, so students can use the new bike
lanes and pedestrian improvements. The project also eliminates the barrier for bike and
pedestrian crossings at the State Route 120 overpass.