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Caltrans Interchange Planting

Caltrans Interchange Planting
Project Information
Client Caltrans
Type Native plant revegetation project
Size 30 acres
Location Several I-80 Highway Interchanges
Status Completed June 2009

Project Overview

The YOLO RCD worked with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to establish native plants at several interstate interchanges in the County. The plantings were designed to provide an aesthetically pleasing view of native plantings, require minimal maintenance, and survive our long-hot summers. The project was designed to allow Caltrans Landscape Maintenance personnel to easily mow between planted rows, even after the Yolo County RCD hands over the project in June 2009.

Project Description

Start date October 2005
End date June 2009
Type of Activity
  • Layout
  • Planting of native trees, shrubs, and grasses
  • Installation of drip irrigation system
  • Mulching
  • Weed control
  • Maintenance
  • Plant replacement
Goals
  • Establish native plant landscaping regime along I-80

Location

Site Name

Various:   (Reed Avenue, 50/80 split, Enterprise Blvd., Bikepath, Fruitstand,’ Cattail’, Webster Interchange )

Size (acres) 30 (approx.)

Additional Information

Biological and Economic Effects Addition of native vegetation should enhance habitat for wildlife though this is not the goal of Caltrans
Public Use Reveg. sites are, typically, interchanges with little or no public use

Funding

This project is funded entirely by Caltrans