The new Rosemore Bridge was the site of a City of Modesto celebration in September as they marked the completion of Phase one of the long-anticipated State Route 132 West Project.
The $100 million project designed to relieve traffic congestion along Highway 132 has been a project the City and Stanislaus County has been eyeing for more than 60 years. Phase One began in 2019 and is a new 3.5-mile expressway connecting Highway 99 and Highway 132.
“As a child, I remember the energy and excitement while discussing this project around my grandparent’s dinner table,” said City of Modesto Mayor Sue Zwahlen. “It is amazing to see a project that has been 60 years in the making finally come to life.” 
The long-awaited project finally happened because of the partnership and collaboration between many agencies.
“Caltrans District 10 is proud of our association with the SR-132 West project and our partnerships with the City of Modesto, Stanislaus County, and the local council of governments for seeing it come to fruition,” said Caltrans District 10 Director Dennis T. Agar. “A project of this magnitude requires cooperation, and we celebrate that collaboration as much as the completion of this beautiful highway.”
Funding for the project comes from federal, state and local entities, including Measure L funds.
Speaker representatives at the ribbon-cutting event included Executive Director Stanislaus Council of Governments, Rosa De León Park, Stanislaus Council of Governments, Terry Withrow, Former District 4 Council Member, Bill Zoslocki, Josh Harder District Representative, Briana Gonzalez, Caltrans District 10 Director Dennis T. Agar, California Transportation Commission Chair, Lee Ann Eager, District 5 Council Member, Jenny Kenoyer and District 2 Council Member, Tony Madrigal.