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District 7 - CTC Approves $814 Million in New Transportation Funding for State's Infrastructure System

Date: August 19, 2016
District: District 7
Contact: Public Affairs
Phone: (213) 897-3656

LOS ANGELES – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. This includes 34 biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state that will receive $12.1 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program.

"Each of these projects is an opportunity to improve safety, access and mobility for all travelers in California, whether you choose to travel via car, bike or transit."

Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans

The newly allocated funding also includes $732.7 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 72 "fix-it first" projects that will maintain and preserve the state highway system and its supporting infrastructure. These capital improvements consist of projects covering maintenance, pavement repair and rehabilitation, safety improvements and upgrades to bridges throughout the state.

The allocations also include:

  • $2.1 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006.To date, more than $19 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for transportation purposes.
  • $52.7 million for Traffic Congestion Relief Program projects that will relieve congestion, connect transportation systems and provide for better goods movement.
  • The remaining $14.4 million in allocations came from various state and federal transportation accounts.

Among the projects that received funding allocations were:

  • $31,477,000 to rehabilitate 65.0 lane miles of roadway to extend pavement surface life and improve ride quality, in the city and county of Los Angeles, from Ventura County line to Route 210, and to replace approach slabs and upgrade curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  • $16,327,000 to reconstruct distressed roadway, reconstruct approach slabs and construct two soldier pile retaining walls to restore embankment, in and near Hawthorne, from El Segundo Boulevard undercrossing to northbound Interstate 405-eastbound Interstate 105 connector separation.
  • $5,091,000 to upgrade curb ramps and sidewalks at 182 locations to meet current ADA requirements and upgrade traffic signalization at intersections in the cities of Signal Hill and Long Beach, from Santiago Avenue to Route 1/710 Separation.
  • $4,845,000 to reconstruct asphalt curbs and modify drainage systems throughout locations as needed to reduce the number and severity of collisions in the cities of Los Angeles and Glendale, from Route 710/5 Separation to Route 134/5 Separation, and install concrete barrier and Midwest Guardrail System (MGS) at 66 locations.

Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations.

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