California Transportation Commission Allocates $924 Million to Improve Transportation


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District: District 11 – San Diego and Imperial Counties
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SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) at its May meeting allocated more than $924 million for projects to improve critical transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Nearly half of this major investment – $458 million – comes from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

";Caltrans is building a brighter future through a transportation network that serves all Californians,"
said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin.

"This significant investment will help us fortify and enhance our state's vast network of highways, bridges, transit lines, bikeways and pedestrian routes."

Projects approved today in San Diego and Imperial County include:

  • $37,250,000 (plus $2,676,000 in local funds) to rehabilitate roadway, upgrade culverts and guardrail, upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, add conduit and fiber on SR-67 at Lakeside Avenue near Poway to State Route 78 in the community of Ramona.
  • $1,342,000 to increase pedestrian safety, mobility and accessibility at the Escondido Creek Trail Bike path in Escondido between Juniper Street and Citrus Avenue.
  • $2,537,000 to Upgrade pedestrian facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards on SR-94 in San Diego and Lemon Grove from 32nd Street/Broadway to Campo Road.
  • $44,000 to construct approximately 1720 feet of sidewalks and to provide safe access to Heber Elementary School in Imperial County.

In addition to the investments listed above, Caltrans also reported to the CTC on recent emergency and safety projects, including $13 million to rebuild 150 feet of Highway 1 at Rat Creek in Monterey County following a January mudslide. Caltrans completed this emergency repair project nearly two months ahead of its target date, reopening the highway to traffic on April 23.

SB 1 funding 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 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other state transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit

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