CTC Invests $1.6 Billion to Continue Rebuilding California


SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated more than $1.6 billion in state and federal funding that will continue transforming and improving transportation infrastructure throughout the state. The allocation includes nearly $500 million in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and more than $89 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“The infrastructure projects funded with these state and federal dollars will benefit all Californians by reducing climate impacts, improving equity and access, and increasing traveler safety,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “These transformative investments are giving Caltrans the tools it needs to rebuild California.”

District 2 Projects the CTC approved include:

  • Grenada Pavement Project (Near Weed, from Edgewood Overhead to just north of Grenada Overcrossing in Siskiyou County): Rehabilitate pavement, replace signs, add lighting, upgrade guardrail and Transportation Management System (TMS) elements, and rehabilitate drainage systems. This project includes $25.5M in IIJA funding.
  • Portuguese and Cade Creek Project (Near Happy Camp, from 0.9 mile west to 0.4 mile west of Gordons Ferry Rd at Cade Creek; also near Seiad Valley at Portuguese Creek in Siskiyou County): Replace deteriorated large-diameter culverts with natural-bottom structures, reduce fish passage barriers, and adjust new approaches. This project includes $13.5M in IIJA funding.
  • Lake Street Reconstruction Project (In Mount Shasta, on Lake Street between Mount Shasta Boulevard and Rockfellow Drive in Siskiyou County): Reconstruct roadway.
  • B Street Roadway Reconstruction Project (In the City of Tehama in Tehama County): B Street construction and reconstruction.
  • West Street School Connectivity Project (Located within the Corning city limits, adjacent to West Street School along Marin, Hoag, South, and Solano Streets, and Houghton and McKinley Avenues in Tehama County): Funding for new sidewalks, curbs, gutters, crosswalks and bike lanes to close gaps in the existing sidewalks infrastructure adjacent to West Street Elementary School.
  • ATP Olive View School Connectivity Project (Located within the Corning city limits, adjacent to Olive View School along Pear Street, Almost Street, and Fig Street in Tehama County): Funding for new sidewalks, curbs, gutters and crosswalks to close gaps in the existing sidewalks infrastructure adjacent to Olive View Elementary School.

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 November 2021, California has received $20 billion in federal infrastructure funding. That includes more than $15 billion in federal transportation funding to upgrade the state’s roads, bridges, rail, public transit, airports, electric vehicle charging network, ports and waterways. These transportation investments alone have already created nearly 48,000 jobs. 

The influx of federal funding is on top of California’s multiyear infrastructure investments in transit and intercity rail projects, safe walking and biking options, and upgrades to the state’s economy-powering supply chain, in addition to SB 1, which provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually that is shared equally between 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.

To provide Californians with the latest news and information on state and federal infrastructure investments, Caltrans expanded RebuildingCA.ca.gov – the website tracking the progress of SB 1 – to contain data on the increased federal funding. Website visitors can learn more about the different federal infrastructure programs, track the amount of funding California is receiving and find projects on an updated interactive map.