California Makes $1.18 Billion Transportation Investment

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District: District 11 – San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: Hayden.Manning@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (619) 688-6670

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $1.18 billion for projects to fix and improve transportation infrastructure throughout California. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for more than half of this critical investment – $630 million.

“California has the most heavily-traveled transportation system in the country,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “Today’s investment will allow Caltrans to make critical repairs and upgrades to our state’s roads and bridges, increase options for transit, rail, walking and biking, and support thousands of jobs.”

“In addition for San Diego and Imperial counties, these funds will help protect our highway workers, upgrade the local transit fleet of trains and buses, and improve access to the ports of entry to and from Mexico,” said Caltrans District 11 Director Gustavo Dallarda.

Projects approved today include:

  • $6,358,000 to construct Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVPs), pave beyond gore areas, install signpost support systems, relocate irrigation controllers and reduce maintenance-intensive landscaping to reduce maintenance and improve highway worker safety in El Cajon on Interstate 8 from Grossmont Boulevard Los Coches Road.
  • 5,108,000 to construct Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVPs), pave beyond gore areas, install signpost support systems, relocate irrigation controllers and reduce maintenance-intensive landscaping to reduce maintenance and improve highway worker safety in the city of San Diego on State Route 52 (SR-52) from Interstate 5 to Convoy Street; and also on Interstate 805 (I-805) from SR-52 to Governor Drive.
  • 5,094,000 to construct Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVPs), pave beyond gore areas, install signpost support systems, relocate irrigation controllers and reduce maintenance-intensive landscaping to reduce maintenance and improve highway worker safety In Lemon Grove on State Route 125 (SR-125) from the Elkelton Place Undercrossing to the State Route 94/125 Separation.
  • $2,7120,000 to convert potable irrigation systems to recycled water in Chula Vista on I-805 from the Main Street Undercrossing to Palomar Street Overcrossing.
  • $6,744,000 to construct a southbound auxiliary lane In Carlsbad on I-5 from Palomar Airport Road to Cannon Road.
  • $40,000,000 for the I-5 North Coast Corridor High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Extension to construct one HOV lane in each direction and sound walls in Carlsbad on I-5 from Palomar Airport Road to State Route 78.
  • $400,000 to the city of Vista to provide safe and accessible corridors with increased walking and bicycling facilities connecting residents to schools, parks, healthcare, facilities and new bike/pedestrian signal between East Drive and East Vista Way and between Bobier Drive and California Avenue.
  • $747,000 to city of Escondido for the Escondido Creek Trail Transit Center Bicycle Path Improvement Project that will provide a convenient corridor away from busy roadways and allow a direct connection between neighborhoods between Quince Street and Harmony Grove Road.
  • $1,100,000 for the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor to improve safety and reliability by replacing outdated signal train control equipment. Improve on-time performance for NCTD and rail partners on the LOSSAN Corridor resulting from upgraded equipment, and to ensure NCTD's signal system is prepared to handle future increases in service.
  • 13,316,000 to the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System for the Blue Line Rail Corridor Transit Enhancements to purchase 11 zero-emission (battery electric) buses to service the new Iris Rapid Route (Route 925) connecting passengers from Otay Mesa to the Iris Avenue Trolley Station.
  • $567,000 to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) for the San Onofre to Pulgas Double Track in Camp Pendleton along the LOSSAN corridor, from MP 216.5 to MP 218.1, construct 1.6 miles of additional second main track capacity adjacent to the main track, including new bridges at MP 217.3 and MP 218.
  • • $7,841,000 to the Imperial County Transportation Commission for the Calexico East Port of Entry Truck Crossing Improvement.

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 other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit rebuildingca.ca.gov.


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