is centrally located to many California major
markets and provides excellent logistic options
for businesses. UIP is conveniently located between
Highway 99 and Highway 140, providing direct access
to the western major markets by truck or rail.
99: The newly constructed Mission Interchange
provides direct access to UIP from Highway 99
and is designed to accommodate heavy truck activity.
Highway 99 is one of the two major north/south
trucking arteries that serve California. Highway
99 has increased from four to six lanes in several
sections within Merced County and is planned to
eventually be six lanes.
Highway 140: The northern boundary
of UIP is Highway 140, which is the west/east
artery that provides a direct route to Interstate
Interstate 5: Is the main Interstate
Highway on the west coast of the United States,
running north/south from Mexico to Canada (California
to Washington). It serves some of the largest
cities on the U.S. West Coast, including Seattle,
Portland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego,
and also links the capital cities of Washington
(Olympia), Oregon (Salem), and California (Sacramento)
together. The highway's southern terminus is the
Mexico – United States border and its northern
terminus is the Canada – United States border;
it is the only Interstate highway to touch the
U.S. borders with both Canada and Mexico.
132: State Route 132 is a west/east route
in the Central Valley that leads to the Sierra
Nevada foothills and the California Gold Country.
It also connects the city of Modesto with the
San Francisco Bay Area via I-580. Route 132 is
a two lane road important to recreational travelers
en route to Modesto Reservoir, Turlock Reservoir,
Don Pedro Reservoir and the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Campus Parkway: This parkway
will connect Highway 99 to rapidly growing areas
in the City of Merced. It will be one leg of a
loop system to improve commuter and goods movement
traffic flow and provide a primary link to the
University of California and the planned University
Community. The Campus Parkway is a 4 lane expressway
on the east side of the City of Merced, from Highway
99 to Yosemite Avenue – about 4.5 miles.
The project is part of a loop system that will
better connect communities and relieve congestion.
Rail: The Burlington Northern
Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad serves UIP with rail
spurs located on several sites. A mainline track
and switching yard are located adjacent along
Highway 140. Merced is within a local dray zone
of two major intermodal ramps featuring double-stack
service. Container facilities and/or bulk shipping
facilities within 100 miles of Merced include
the ports of San Francisco, Oakland, and Stockton.
The port of Los Angeles-Long Beach is within a