California Allocates Nearly $1.2 Billion to Transportation Projects, Investments to Improve Infrastructure Across State


Rebuilding CA

District: District 11 — San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: Stephen Welborn
Phone: (619) 688-6670

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated nearly $1.2 billion for investments for urban and rural projects throughout the state, continuing a historic push to improve the state’s vital transportation infrastructure.

The latest allocations include nearly $428 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and nearly $165 million via Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The CTC included $245 million for full trash capture devices, shoreline embankment restoration, improvements to bus, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure, railroad overcrossings, and better alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act throughout the state highway system. Trash capture devices are mesh screens placed in rivers and other waterways that filter out large and small pollutants. They prevent litter from continuing downstream to bays, estuaries, and the ocean.

“California is continuing to upgrade our transportation infrastructure,” Caltrans Director Tony Tavares said. “These investments will help us increase the safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation access that all Californians deserve.”

The latest CTC-approved projects include:

  • $7,875,000 on I-8 west of SR-98 in Imperial County to remove boulders, perform blasting, rock scaling, repair pavement, repair fencing, and restore eroded and washed-out areas due to Tropical Storm Hillary.
  • $3,000,000 on I-805 in Chula Vista to replace two culverts near H Street and mitigate for gnatcatcher habitat with planting and irrigation.
  • $1,075,000 in Oceanside to implement Safe Routes to School infrastructure improvements including 868 feet of sidewalks, 29 curb ramps, 1 roundabout and 2 rectangular rapid flashing beacons.
  • $127,000 in Oceanside to implement Safe Routes To School infrastructure improvements including 1 demonstration project, 2 crossing guard training sessions, 2 walk to school days, 2 bike plus pedestrian rodeos, 2 bike plus pedestrian assemblies, education and encouragement materials, and an evaluation summary report.
  • $100,000 in IIJA funds for the Chula Vista for Bayshore Bikeway Segment 6A to construct 1/4 mile of Class I bikeway, install 1 high-visibility crosswalk, and a new pedestrian/bike high intensity activated crosswalk beacon.

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.

For more information about California transportation projects funded by the IIJA and SB 1, visit