SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated $578 million for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $317 million – more than half of the funding.
“The CTC’s welcome decision to green light more than half a billion dollars to maintain and repair California’s aging transportation infrastructure is not only in keeping with our time-tested ‘fix-it-first’ strategy but also represents another big step to build and maintain a transportation system that serves all who travel in California, whether by foot, bicycle, bus, train or automobile,” said Caltrans Acting Director Steven Keck.
District 2 projects approved this week include:
- Hayfork Mountain Culverts (State Route 3 about 18 miles north of Hayfork in Trinity County): Culvert rehabilitation/drainage system restoration.
- Horse Creek Bridge Replacement (Near the Klamath River Bridge to 2 miles west of Kohl Creek in Siskiyou County): Replace bridge on new alignment to correct scour conditions, improve safety, and reduce deficiencies.
- Del Loma Pavement (Near Del Loma from 1 mile east of Trinity River Bridge to west of Prairie Creek Road in Trinity County): Rehabilitation of pavement, upgrade guardrail and TMS elements, widen lanes to make standard, and rehabilitate drainage systems.
- North Loop Phase 1 (In the City of Portola on Joy Way in Plumas County) Bike and pedestrian lanes, curb, gutter, sidewalk & drainage reconstruction
- Evergreen Rd. Bridge at South Fork Cottonwood Creek (In Tehama County on Evergreen Road at Cottonwood Creek). Replace bridge and realign approximately 2,600 feet of roadway that eliminates 90 degree turns.
- Bechelli Lane/Loma Vista AVE ATP Corridor Improvements (Shasta County, in the City of Redding on Bechelli Lane from South Bonnyview to Cypress Avenue, and on Loma Vista Drive from Bechelli Lane to Churn Creek Road). Construction of bicycle lanes, sidewalks, curb ramps, pedestrian road crossings and refuge islands, safety lighting and functional landscaping.
The CTC also approved the 2022 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), a four-year, $17.9 billion program of projects to preserve and protect the state highway system. Most of the 2022 SHOPP projects are focused on improving pavement, bridges and other highway infrastructure. All the 2022 SHOPP projects are available on the Caltrans’ Ten-Year Project Book website, ProjectBook.dot.ca.gov.
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.Page text body will be here.