Brought to you by the Vallejo Interagency Partnership (VIP):
The City of Vallejo (Public Works Maintenance Division and Code Enforcement Division), Caltrans, Vallejo City Unified School District, Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District, Greater Vallejo Recreational District, California Maritime Academy and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom have partnered with members of the community to clean up and landscape all highly visible entrances and major thoroughfares throughout the city of Vallejo. This monumental effort, initiated by Vallejo City Manager, Dan Keen has progressed in phased clean-up and landscaping activities which began on October 19, 2012, with the initial Phase I clean-up of Sonoma Boulevard. Since then, the interagency partners have completed three additional phased clean-ups on Highway 37, a section of the Highway 780 Benicia/Martinez interchange and the Highway 80 on/off ramps at Highway 37.
These interagency partners collaborate on each phased activity to pick up trash, cut down overgrown vegetation, trim trees and perform other enhancement tasks to make the target entrances and thoroughfares attractive to citizens, businesses, and visitors. While Caltrans and the Vallejo Public Works Maintenance Division primarily addressed significant blight on public rights-of-way, the City’s Code Enforcement Division played an important role by conducting enforcement activity for weeds, graffiti, litter and other blight on the private properties that abut each phased entrance and thoroughfare area.
For more information, contact:
Code Enforcement Manager
City of Vallejo
Assistant Public Works Maintenance Superintendent
City of Vallejo
• Phase I – October 19, 2012: Southern end of Sonoma Boulevard moving north towards Lemon Street
• Phase II – November 19 - December 10, 2012: Magazine Street north to the Vallejo/American Canton City limit
• Phase III - January 23, 2013: Area interchange of the southbound I-780 Highway ramp onto the eastbound I-80 Highway
• Phase IV - March 25, 2013: Eastbound Highway 37 starting at the Highway 29 on-ramp extending to the Highway 80 on-ramp, including work on the Fairgrounds interchange and sign/guard rail repair at the Wilson Avenue/Highway 37 entrance to Vallejo
• Phase V - October 2013: Westbound Highway 37 from Fairgrounds Drive to Highway 29
• Phase VI - December 9, 2013: Eastbound I-80 from the Georgia Street exit to the I-80/Highway 37 interchange. Specific areas focused on by the maintenance crews included:
- Eastbound I-80 exit and on-ramp from Georgia Street
- Eastbound I-80 exit and on-ramp from Solano Avenue/Springs Road
- Eastbound I-80 exit and on-ramp from Tennessee Street
- Eastbound I-80 exit and on-ramp from Redwood Street
Learn more about what we've accomplished here.
Adopt-A-Highway Program (Caltrans)
The Adopt-A-Highway Program is an important component of clean-up effort. After VIP’s clean-up and landscape activities in a phased area within California's State Highway System, VIP members look for businesses, neighborhood groups and other interested parties to adopt the area and provide continuing landscaping and maintenance services through the Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program. These services assist with regular maintenance and landscaping efforts performed by Caltrans. Groups have the option to participate as volunteers or hire a maintenance service provider to perform the work on their behalf.
The Adopt-A-Highway Program government-public partnerships have successfully resulted in the clean-up and enhancement of over 15,000 miles of roadside by more than 120,000 Californians. Program participants can look forward to implementing one or more of the following methods to improve the appearance of their adopted areas:
• Removing litter (work frequency varies with location)
• Planting and establishing trees or wildflowers
• Removing graffiti
• Controlling vegetation
Find out which areas are adoptable by contacting:
Caltrans Assistant Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator
Caltrans Public Information Officer