Wednesday, July 10, 2024

California Rework: Santa Maria & Oxnard

Today we are excited to share with you our first blog on Phase 4 of the California Rework Project. Our team is hard at work tackling the next area of this extensive project, which focuses on renewing one of the base game areas in American Truck Simulator. Without further ado, we'd love to share with you some of the progress made with the cities of Santa Maria & Oxnard, California!

Much like most areas previously completed, both these cities will receive a complete rework, which means removing the old and creating the new from scratch! This allows us to really bring as much into these areas as possible in terms of details, road networks and more. Currently this phase of the project is planned for the 1.52 update for American Truck Simulator. While this is still a while away, we wanted to share with you what we are working on.

Santa Maria

Located along the famous US-101, also known as the 'Pacific Coast Highway', Santa Maria is known for its rich history and picturesque landscapes. Founded in 1874, the city's heritage is evident in its historic buildings and museums, reflecting its early Spanish and Native American roots. 

Drivers delivering to Santa Maria will be able to see the beauty of the area for themselves as you drive through the city on California State Route 135 (CA-135). Here you will be able to travel around landmarks such as the City of Santa Maria City Hall, Santa Maria Public Library and the Santa Maria Town Center (an indoor shopping center). 

Farming is also a cornerstone of the local economy, and plays a prominent role in the area. Drivers delivering to and from Santa Maria will be sure to find plenty of delivery contracts around the farming area, including a new type of farm depot. 

If you've just long-hauled out from the Midwest or beyond, be sure to take a rest stop and fuel up at the Valley Pacific Traffic Centre nearby the US-101. This will certainly be a popular spot for all travellers alike. 


Known for its pristine shorelines, rich agricultural heritage, and as the Strawberry Capital of California,
 Oxnard is a coastal city which cannot be missed! From the north, you'll be able to travel on the US-101 and use the CA-126 junction. Along this route you'll find local businesses and shops, and green spaces such as the Camino Real Park. 

Drivers will also be able to travel on the longest state route in California, the CA-1, which will take you to the Malibu coast. Along this route you'll find offices, warehouses and a variety of industrial areas. Looking for work? Oxnard will feature a large paper factory depot, which you can find nearby the Freightliner Truck Dealer in-game. 

One stand-out feature in Oxnard that will be hard to miss is the Topa Financial Plaza, a 14-story, 160,347 square foot high-rise office building which is built using reflective blue metallic glass cladding. This gives it a mirror-like finish against the blue skies of the west coast, which is visible no matter where you are in the city. 

We hope you enjoyed checking out a preview of what is to come in Phase 4 of our California Rework Project. We look forward to highlighting more of the cities, industries and more to come. Like what you see? Be sure to share you comments with us as our rework team would love to hear them! Until next time, keep on truckin'.

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