As many Californian car enthusiasts know, in the past year or two CA has begun to replace the famous Botts’ Dots on highways with wider, more visible stripes.

Here is CA-85 in Cupertino, with the transition between old style and new style:

It’s not apparent that the contrasting black borders will actually become the standard for bare concrete, as the even the new striping varies between different routes. For example, US-101's concrete sections in the area employ full-width contrasting black stripes between the dotted white ones.

Either way, I will miss the dots somewhat. They defined Californian roads for me, and now Californian highways will become less unique.