Upcoming Public Meeting:
Caltrans is hosting a hybrid public meeting on September 21, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. In this meeting, Caltrans will provide an overview of the Project and its purpose and need; the current build alternative; and the potential environmental impacts of the Project.
To attend the meeting in person:
Margaret Todd Senior Center
1560 Hill Rd, Novato, CA 94947
Previous Public Meeting:
CTC Public Meeting: State Route 37 Toll Facility, Sears Point to Mare Island
April 24, 2023
Informational Hearing to Receive Public Comment on Proposed Toll Lanes on State Route 37
5:30pm – 7:00pm Vallejo John F. Kennedy Library, Joseph Room 505 Santa Clara Street Vallejo, CA 94590
Previous Public Meeting:
SR 37 Flood Reduction Project – Second Scoping Meeting
December 14, 2022
Caltrans hosted a second virtual public scoping meeting on December 14, 2022 for the proposed SR37 Flood Reduction Project. The purpose of the proposed Project is to address reoccurring flooding issues in low lying areas on SR 37 and accommodate projected 2130 sea level rise. During the first public scoping meeting held on November 17, 2021, Caltrans presented one build alternative that proposed raising the highway on an embankment and modifying four structures and the no-build alternative.
In response to public comments received during the public scoping period, Caltrans reduced the proposed project limits to now extend from U.S. 101 to the Atherton Avenue Undercrossing in Marin County. There are now two build alternatives, which both propose a causeway instead of the originally proposed embankment.
Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study
September 14, 2022
The goal of the PEL Study is to collaboratively develop planning alternatives that address corridor-wide transportation needs while considering the concerns of communities, agencies, stakeholders, and the public. The PEL Study will lay out a vision for the SR 37 corridor by including different needs, activities, projects, and next steps in one umbrella document, and will help Caltrans understand the sequencing for short-term and longer-term solutions for sea level rise and extreme weather events.
- Presentation Materials: English (PDF), Espanol (PDF), Tagalog (PDF)
- Meeting Summary: Click here to read the meeting summary.
Help Plan for the Future of State Route 37: Ultimate Solution for US 101 to I-80 Corridor
January 25, 2022
The State Route 37 (SR 37) Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study team invites you to a virtual public meeting on January 25, 2022. At the meeting, staff will update stakeholders and the public on the PEL Study, the Purpose and Need statement, and gather input on the evaluation criteria and preliminary alternatives.
It is critical that community members who rely on SR 37 have opportunities to provide input on the planning process. Mark your calendar for January 25 and join the meeting to share your ideas for the future of the SR 37 Corridor. Details will be posted on the project website.
State Route 37 Sears Point to Mare Island Improvement Project
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has initiated a public review period and is conducting a virtual public meeting on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed State Route [SR] 37 Sears Point to Mare Island Improvement Project in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties.
Caltrans — in cooperation with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the North Bay partner agencies of Sonoma County Transportation Authority, Solano Transportation Authority, and Napa Valley Transportation Authority — is proposing traffic operational improvements to SR 37 in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties between Sears Point (Son-37-Post Miles 2.9/6.2) and Mare Island (Sol-37-Post Miles 0.0/R7.4) to provide congestion relief, reduce peak travel times, and increase vehicle occupancy.
Caltrans has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) for the proposed project. It is available online at Caltrans District 4 Environmental Documents webpage.