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More Than $127 Million Allocated to Improve and Maintain California's Multimodal Transportation System

Date: January 25, 2017
District: District 3
Contact: Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone: (530) 741-4571

MARYSVILLE - The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 49 projects, valued at more than $127 million, 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. Although we must not forget that our state highway system's needs still exceed what resources are currently available, all these investments will benefit Californians now and for decades to come"

Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans

The newly allocated funding includes $47.4 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for 14 "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. Most of California's highways are more than a half-century old; carry nearly half of the nation's container freight—heavy loads that pound California's highways more than any other state; and sustained 190 billion vehicle miles travelled in 2015.

Other allocations include:

  • $32.6 million for eight capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
  • $25.6 million towards 21 Active Transportation Program projects
  • $20.8 million for Transit and Intercity Rail Program projects

The remaining funding allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:

District 3 CTC Funding Allocations January 2017

  • In Butte County -- $5 million to rehabilitate 12.4 lane miles of pavement on State Route 70 just east of the SR-70/State Route 191 junction to the West Branch Feather River Bridge.
  • In Sacramento County -- $1.7 million to improve safety for highway workers at 21 locations by paving narrow roadside areas, placing vegetation control and installing   roadside signs from west of Bradshaw Road to Folsom Boulevard around the Rancho Cordova and Folsom areas.
  • In the City of South Lake Tahoe – $117,000 for construction of bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements between the intersection of Al Tahoe Boulevard/Johnson Boulevard and the intersection of Al Tahoe and U.S. Highway 50.
  • In the Town of Loomis – $1.4 million for sidewalk, curb, gutter, bike lane, irrigation, street lighting and crosswalk warning signal improvements and tree planting along Taylor Road from Horseshoe Bar Road to south of Oak Street.
  • In the City of Folsom – $882,000 for extension of the Historic Powerhouse and Johnny Cash Trails by providing a graded separated crossing at Natoma Street and a Class I bike trail.
  • In the City of West Sacramento -- $401,000 for various striping and signage improvements and the addition of new bike lanes along 10 different streets in town.


Please see the List of Projects Going Forward for CTC Allocation from the January 2017 CTC Meeting for more information about all projects that received allocations.

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