The CCOG is dedicated to the timely preparation of proposed transportation projects for
construction through environmental review processes, engineering and design, and right-of-
UPLAN is a Partnership in Integrated Planning grant effort, between Amador, Alpine
and Calaveras RTPAs, Caltrans and UC Davis. UPLAN is a Geographic Information System
(GIS) model consisting of individual "layers" that can be superimposed upon one another
for a cumulative effect look at regional and county growth through the use of maps,
tables and reports that are generated. The Calaveras Council of Governments is
developing this model for potential inclusion as part of a General Plan update (can
be valuable in the "Alternatives" phase). UPLAN is an effective visualization tool
that populates itself based on land use assumptions and future population estimates
along with many other data sets. Outputs of the model can be used to forecast impacts
on various resources and infrastructure such as: open space, transportation systems,
water/sewer, environmental assets, etc. The UPLAN model is currently being run through
the Planning department and is intended as a "free" resource for the County/City. The
Calaveras Council of Governments supports the use of this model as a "planning" tool
but will not be using the model separate from the County/City General Plan update process. Read More...
San Andreas Rural Mobility Plan Project Mobility Plan
The project will address Transportation/Land Use
opportunities for the town. San Andreas is the County seat and
hosts the County Government offices, County Hospital, Calaveras
High School, Department of Motor Vehicles, other agencies and
non-profit organizations, in addition to community parks and
historical assets. State Route 49 (known locally as, St. Charles
St) divides the town and creates mobility challenges that this
planning effort is intended to address through a Community Based
Transportation Planning grant awarded to the CCOG. Community
involvement in this effort will be a vital aspect of project
success. Read more...
Arnold Rural Livable Community-Based Mobility Plan
This effort focusing on the community of Arnold is a Community Based Transportation
Planning Grant awarded to CCOG in the amount of $80,000 to address mobility issues
in Arnold. Mobility includes residents and guests ability to walk, bike, access
transit and drive through the Highway 4 corridor. Stantec Consulting Inc has been
hired to assist the CCOG and the community of Arnold highlight, understand and plan
for improvements in their community. This is a planning effort only, and is scoped to
take approximately one (1) year to complete. A public steering committee has been
put together to guide the project and assist with public outreach. Read more...
This project is a realignment of a section of Highway 4 between
Copperopolis and Angels Camp. CCOG is the lead agency on this project;
work begins in late 2005.
Angels Camp Bypass
The Angels Camp Bypass is approximately 2.4 miles long, rerouting traffic around
the city from north Highway 4 at Frogtown Plaza to south Highway 4 east of
Rolleri Bypass. Construction of this project is scheduled to begin in
early 2007. Read more...
Countywide Circulation Study
The Calaveras Countywide Circulation Study was
primarily intended to address deficiencies in the roadway network, to improve
fire access throughout the county, and to improve pedestrian and bicycle
facilities. The studies documented existing conditions of the Calaveras
County transportation network, focused on areas outside of the existing
community plan areas, and provided recommendations for serving traffic
demands while maintaining the high quality of life currently enjoyed by
Calaveras County residents and visitors.
The State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) provides funding
for maintaining the State Highway system. Caltrans has current projects on State Routes
4, 26, and 12.
Calaveras County Pedestrian Master Plan 7.2mb .pdf
Calaveras County Pedestrian Master Plan (CCPMP) was prepared by
Alta Planning + Design under contract to the Calaveras Council of
Governments (CCOG). This Pedestrian Master Plan is a result of the
diligent efforts of the Calaveras Council of Governments,
Calaveras County staff, the communities of Calaveras and citizens
interested in improving the pedestrian environment in Calaveras
Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan
The Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway (a portion of California State Highway 4)
is a 58-mile route between Arnold, California and Markleeville, California. This
portion of Highway 4 was designated as a California State Scenic Highway in 1971.
The scenic route links destinations such as Calaveras Big Trees State Park,
Grover Hot Springs State Park, Stanislaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests,
and several small communities in Calaveras and Alpine Counties.
At the time of printing this document (August 2004), Ebbetts Pass had not yet been
designated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a National Scenic Byway.
This document, or Corridor Management Plan (CMP), is a prerequisite for submission
of "national" designation.
Cottage Springs Passing Lane
Construction of the Cottage Springs Passing Lane, eastbound (uphill) on State
Route 4 east of the community of Arnold was completed in October of 2004. The
project resulted in a three-lane highway with two lanes eastbound and one lane
Murphys Circulation, Bicycle, Pedestrian and Parking
This document was adopted by the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors for
incorporation in part into the County General Plan in 2003.
Regional Transportation Plan Update
The CCOG has completed updating the
2001 RTP with supplemental information on the current status of local
transportation issues and information from circulation studies, transit
studies and plans currently in progress.
Bikeway Plan Update
The purpose of this project is to update the Calaveras County Bikeway Plan
in Fiscal Year 2006/07. This plan needs to be updated every five (5) years
to enable the County to compete for grants through the Caltrans
Bicycle Transportation Account.