Contact: Manny Machado
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FRESNO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $700 million today to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $272 million – more than a third of the funding.
“This critical investment will help Caltrans continue repairing, maintaining and upgrading our state’s aging transportation infrastructure for improved safety and sustainability,” said Caltrans Acting Director Steven Keck. “It reflects both the CTC’s and Caltrans’ commitment to providing travelers and communities – as well as California’s dynamic and growing economy – with a world-class, multimodal transportation system.”
Projects approved this week include:
- Approximately $8.7M toward median and drainage improvements along U.S. 101 from the Route 36 junction to Fortuna in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $3.9M of emergency allocations toward guardrail, sign, fence, and drainage repairs as well as the removal of hazardous trees near Willow Creek on Route 299 and Route 96 and Route 196 near Pecwan in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $6.5M of emergency allocations toward guardrail, sign, fence, and drainage repairs as well as the removal of hazardous trees along Route 299 from Blue Lake to the Trinity County line.
- Approximately $384,000 toward mitigation work at Bachelor Creek Bridge No. 13-4001 on Route 20 near Upper Lake in Lake County.
- Approximately $3.9M toward emergency allocations for embankment, guardrail, and drainage repairs on Route 175 near Hopland in Lake County.
- Approximately $5.9M toward improvements at South Fork Eel River Bridge No. 10-0218 on U.S. 101 in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $1.1M toward road signage improvements on Route 1 at Abalobadiah Creek near Fort Bragg in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $1.9M toward construction of a retaining wall and roadway and drainage improvements on Route 253 near Boonville in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $5.2M toward emergency allocations for embankment, guardrail, drainage and road repairs on U.S. 101 near Willits in Mendocino County.
SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1.
For more information about transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.