Caltrans News Release
March 17, 2017
Contact: Steven Shultz
Caltrans (619) 688-6670
More Than $217 Million Allocated To Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System
SAN DIEGO—The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking and walking.
“Caltrans is working to ensure every dollar counts when it comes to California’s transportation infrastructure,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “These investments will benefit Californians by improving the economy and the environment.”
The newly allocated funding includes $130.8 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for 23 “fix-it first” projects that will repair bumpy pavement, preserve roads that are in good condition from deteriorating and upgrade bridges to make them safer and stronger.
Other allocations include:
- $50 million for two Transit and Intercity Rail Program projects
- $22 million towards 40 Active Transportation Program projects
- $3 million for three capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
The remaining funding allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
The projects in Caltrans District 11, (covering San Diego and Imperial counties) that received funding allocations today were:
- $49,995,000 to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) for conversion of single-track to double-track rail, bridge replacement, and signal improvements along the San Diego County portion of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor. This project is part of the North Coast Corridor Project, a series of improvements being carried out by Caltrans District 11 and SANDAG over the next 30 years along Interstate 5 (I-5) corridor in northern San Diego County, including express lanes, coastal rail and transit enhancements, and environmental protection and coastal access improvements. For more information: http://www.keepsandiegomoving.com/North-Coast-Corridor/NCCHome.aspx
- $9,799,000 for Caltrans District 11 to install enhanced-visibility overhead sign panels in San Diego County for improved highway efficiency and driver safety.
- $3,441,000 for Caltrans District 11 to install new concrete, approach slabs, and joint seals on bridges, repair bridge railings, and apply sealant to bridge decks in order to extend the service life of bridges.
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