California Invests Another $1.1 Billion Into the State’s Transportation Infrastructure, Includes Critical Climate Change Resiliency Funding


EUREKA — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated $1.1 billion for projects that will repair and improve the state’s transportation infrastructure. The funding includes more than $300 million for projects across California that will make the system more climate resilient while investing in bike and pedestrian pathways and increasing natural disaster preparedness. 

Fifteen projects, totaling $309 million, are funded through the Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Program (LTCAP), which is part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s historic $15 billion clean transportation infrastructure package in the 2022-23 state budget to further the state’s ambitious climate goals. The funding will help climate-vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

“California is making historic transportation investments and building a climate-resilient system to connect every community in a safe and reliable way,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “The funding will maintain and repair our roads while investing in public transit, bike and pedestrian pathways, and climate-adaptation projects.”

The $1.1 billion allocation approved today includes $323 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and more than $115 million via Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Projects the CTC approved include:

  • Approximately $51.4 million including more than $45.5 million in federal IIJA funding and $630,000 in SB1 funding in support of allocations toward roadway, guardrail and sign improvements on Route 162 from U.S. 101 to east of Poonkinney Road near Covelo in Mendocino County.
  • Approximately $13.4 million including more than $11.8 million in federal IIJA funding and $272,000 in SB1 funding in support of allocations toward roadway improvements on U.S. 101 near Willits from north of the Upp Creek Bridge to north of Ryan Creek Road in Mendocino County.
  • Approximately $8.5 million in emergency allocations toward the removal of hazardous trees and slide material, roadway repairs and the construction of retaining walls and rockfall barriers on U.S. 199 from Hiouchi to the Oregon State Line in Del Norte County following a series of wildfires that started on Aug. 15, 2023.
  • Approximately $4.4 million in support of allocations toward roadway improvements and construction of retaining walls on Route 197 near Crescent City from Kaspar/Keene Road to Ruby Van Deventer County Park and U.S. 199 from north of the Patrick Creek Bridge to north of Siskiyou Fork Road in Del Norte County.
  • Approximately $1.7 million in SB1 funding in support of allocations toward fish-passage improvements along Route 1 near Anchor Bay at Sunset Drive and near Fort Bragg at Tregoning Drive in Mendocino County.

The LTCAP provides $400.5 million over five years, with $148 million in state funding and $252.5 million from the federal Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Formula Program established in the IIJA.

The IIJA, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” is a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation's infrastructure to improve the sustainability and resiliency of our energy, water, broadband and transportation systems. Since 2021, California has received more than $32 billion in IIJA funds, including more than $24 billion for transportation-related projects.

In addition, SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually that is shared about equally 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.

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