Called Segment 1, work on that should take more than 18 months at a cost of about million.
Planned for later on are segments 2, 3 and 4, which will eventually complete the project to Kern County.
Note that ISTEA repealed the previous Federal-Aid System, effective in 1992, and established the functional classification system for all public roads.
In May 2016, an article in the Modesto Bee noted the original plans for the route.
In May 2016, the CTC adjusted the funding to 1,800,000 for Terra Bella Expressway - Segment 1.
"Route" usually indicates a state shield signed route, but said route may be signed as US or I.
The Kern County portion will be handled under TCRP Project #114.
In June 2017, the CTC was informed that TCRP Project 114 is currently inactive.
These were the hints of what was to be an Eastside Highway, a major north-south route – a twin, so to speak, of I-5.
It’s also evidence of the slowdown, and then virtual halt, in major highway construction that took hold in the 1970s as California’s population growth slowed and as liberal opposition to public works merged with conservative dislike of new taxes.