Addressing Cut-Through Traffic Congestion

Addressing Cut-Through Traffic Congestion In Ripon
Posted on 08/01/2019

Ripon is facing a significant challenge that is affecting the quality of life for our residents and businesses.  Regional cut-through traffic is clogging our local roadways with motorists that do not live, shop, or work in Ripon.  These drivers use Ripon streets as a freeway bypass to get to a final destination south of San Joaquin County. 

There are a number of factors that have created this traffic congestion:  (1) an increase in the number of commuters traveling to the Bay Area for work, (2) severe congestion on the 120 bypass and Highway 99, (3) an increase in the number of trucks from recent e-commerce development within nearby cities, and (4) the rise of navigation apps that direct regional commuters to our residential streets to save a few minutes during peak traffic times.

Several local and regional projects are happening to reduce the congestion on our streets caused by the cut-through commute traffic.  A brief description of these projects along with responses to Frequently Asked Questions are provided in this bulletin.


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