Jack Tone Interchange at night
After the success of the Jack Tone Interchange, the cities of Manteca
and Ripon have been studying the possibility of building interchanges on
Highway 99 at S. Austin Road and S. Olive Avenue. Both cities, through
a cooperative agreement, are actively planning for these interchanges knowing
that traffic will increase as the cities build out according to their General
Plans. Construction is projected to begin in 2012 and be completed by 2014.
Off Site Links
Ripon is located directly on Highway 99, a major north-south trucking
route through California's Central Valley. Interstate 5 is the main north-south
route from Canada to Mexico. The area is also well connected for east-west
transportation with Interstate 580 running to the San Francisco Bay Area,
and Interstate 80 running through Reno, Nevada and points further east.
For more information, see the Department
of Transportation web site.
There are five (5) airfields within a moderate commute distance from Ripon:
Rail & Motor Transportation
San Joaquin County is a confluence point for two national rail lines,
the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroad. The Union
Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroad main route through the San Joaquin
Valley runs directly through Ripon.
The nearest Amtrak service points are located at 3243 Talbot Road, Riverbank
(ten miles east of Ripon); 735 S. San Joaquin Street, Stockton (15 miles
north of Ripon); and 725 W. Clover Road, Tracy (17 miles east of Ripon).
Located just fifteen (15) miles to the north, the Port of Stockton provides
access to the Stockton Deep water Ship Channel, which is 75 nautical
miles due east of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Port has berthing space
for 10 vessels, 500,000 square feet of dockside transit sheds and shipside
rail trackage, plus, over 2.5 million square feet of warehousing. Vessels
in the 45,000 to 55,000 ton class, and maximum 60,000 ton class can use
the channel fully loaded.