State Invests $491 Million for Transportation Improvements


SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $491 million to address transportation needs throughout the state. This investment, which includes $273 million generated from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes.

“These critical investments will help improve California’s transportation infrastructure now and into the future,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “This includes improving safety and access for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, and planning for the long-term maintenance of these vital assets.”

A project approved today in Lassen County includes:

Devil’s Corral Safety Project on State Route 36 near Susanville.  The project is widening shoulders and installing rumble strips and guardrail from approximately 1.2 mile west to approximately 1.1 mile east of Willard Creek Road. 

Funding for the projects approved today comes from federal and state gas taxes. To learn more about SB 1 projects in your community, visit Rebuilding California