A $41.8 million project to improve stretches of state Highway 4 and the Crosstown Freeway in Stockton has been completed, Caltrans officials said Monday.

The newest highway improvements are located on Highway 4 at the Interstate Highway 5 interchange in Stockton from Fresno Avenue to El Dorado Street.

Caltrans said the project also features repaved connector ramps to I-5 in Stockton with the help of $8 million in funding from California State Senate Bill 1.

New concrete was installed to repair aging, damaged roadways along the corridor.

All of the freeway-to-freeway connectors had developed third stage cracking that had resulted in rough riding quality for drivers while also increasing maintenance costs.

“The smoother roadway will provide a more pleasant experience and safer ramp transitions onto I-5 for all motorists traveling through the area,” stated a news release from Caltrans.

“The Crosstown Freeway and Interstate 5 are vital freight routes transporting agricultural products to and from the Port of Stockton, area farms and local businesses,” Caltrans District 10 Director Dennis Agar said. “Improvements to this corridor will help keep these products moving swiftly through the transportation system.”

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