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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 5

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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 5

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  • General Contractor: Specialty Construction, Inc.
  • CENCAL Roofing

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Project Description

Metal Sales™ provides 9,400 square feet of sleek roof and wall panels for the new Shandon Rest Area in Shandon, CA.

The Shandon Rest Area is located between the Central Coast and the San Joaquin Valley on Highway 46. Originally built in the 1970s, Shandon’s facilities had become outdated and costly to maintain – no longer meeting the needs of its 1.5 million annual visitors. To address these needs and to update the disabled access of the decades-old facility, officials announced the rest area would be rebuilt from the ground up.

The transformation included construction of new and expanded restroom facilities, upgrades to parking, pedestrian safety improvements and repairing or replacing electrical, sewer and water systems. The project team turned to Metal Sales to ensure that the roadside oasis for motorists would last for decades to come.

Amenities now available at the Shandon Rest Area include two restroom buildings, a revitalized pedestrian area, public information kiosks, picnic tables, benches, recycling containers, interpretive displays, site lighting, pet areas, indigenous landscaping and refreshment vending machines.

In addition to new amenities for travelers, the 11-acre rest facility includes a crew building with a California Highway Patrol satellite office. This new facility provides a safe place for patrolmen to interact with the public and write police reports. Safety is a primary function of the rest area. In addition to offering motorists a break from the roadway, rest stops are commonly known to decrease traffic collisions and accidents within a 30-mile radius of their location.

The new facility was built in accordance with modern earthquake standards, fire safety codes, new public health requirement for water use, wastewater disposal, trash reduction and recycling goals.
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