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Miracle Mile Improvement Project

City Street with blue overlay. Orange Text: STOCKTON'S MIRACLE MILE. White text: IMPROVEMENT PROJECT


The Miracle Mile has provided Stocktonians and its visitors with an enriching experience through a variety of specialty shops, restaurants, and services. This has been an important historical stretch of town in Stockton located on Pacific Avenue from Alpine to Hardin Way, and on Harding Way from El Dorado to Lincoln Street. Sadly, the higher foot traffic experienced in this community, combined with the lack of pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, has resulted in pedestrian accidents and fatalities over the years.

In February of 2022, Assemblymember Villapudua met with Miracle Mile residents, business owners, and individuals who have been impacted by these accidents. After hearing their concerns and discussing possible solutions, the Assemblymember secured $20 million in the State Budget to provide renovations along the Miracle Mile that will improve the safety and wellbeing of the area.



Those of us who have made Stockton our home know how special the Miracle Mile is, and how important it is to revitalize and beautify this area. I look forward to working with the California Department of Transportation, the City of Stockton and Miracle Mile stakeholders to make this project a reality.

-- Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua



Q: How is the Miracle Mile Improvement Project being funded?

A: Assemblymember Villapudua secured $20 million in the 2022 California Budget Act (AB 179), which will be allocated to the California Department of Transportation and the City of Stockton.

Q: What will the $20 million go towards?

A: The money is for pedestrian crossing upgrades, public safety improvements, cycling infrastructure, and revitalization improvements along the Miracle Mile.

Q: Who will be making the final decision on the renovations?

A: Final decisions will be made by an 21-member Ad Hoc Work Group that will consist of local elected officials, Miracle Mile stakeholders, experts in city planning and public safety, and members of the community. Learn more about the Ad Hoc Work Group below.

Q: Will businesses along the Miracle Mile remain open during the construction of this project

A: Individual businesses will determine if and how they modify their hours of operation or overall status of operation. While different locations may be affected to a different degrees, the project will aim to minimize the impact it has on current business operations.

Q: How long with the Miracle Mile Improvement Project take to complete?

A: The City of Stockton has until January 1, 2028 to spend the $20 million allocated in the 2022 State Budget, but the project may be completed sooner depending on a variety of factors such as contractor and material availability, design complexity, weather, and more.


Miracle Mile Ad Hoc Work Group

Q: Who will be a part of the Ad Hoc Work Group?

A: The Ad Hoc Work Group will consist of 21 members who represent different backgrounds and have an interest in improving the Miracle Mile through a number of different ways. Members are likely to participate in different local community groups and organizations that have a connection to the Miracle Mile in one way or another.

Q: How will the members of the Ad Hoc Work Group be selected?

A: Members of the Ad Hoc Work Group will be selected through an application process that all members of the community are encouraged to participate in.

Q: How will the Ad Hoc Work Group meetings run?

A: In-person meetings will be conducted on a bi-weekly basis. Each meeting will follow the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act of 2004.

Q: Will the Ad Hoc Work Group allow for public input?

A: Public input will continue to be an important component of this through the entirety of the project. The Ad Hoc Work Group will allow for the submission of ideas and feedback from the public for consideration and final determinations.


For any further questions about the Ad Hoc Work Group or the Miracle Mile Improvement Project in general, email or call (916) 319-2013.