SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) at its May meeting allocated more than $924 million for projects to improve critical transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Nearly half of this major investment – $458 million – comes from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“Caltrans is building a brighter future through a transportation network that serves all Californians,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “This significant investment will help us fortify and enhance our state’s vast network of highways, bridges, transit facilities, bikeways and pedestrian routes.”
Projects approved today in Shasta, Plumas and Tehama Counties, include:
- The Bonnyview Interchange Local Capital Outlay project between the Smith Road overcrossing and Loma Vista Drive, which will extend the auxiliary lane, construct a retaining wall, and implement signal, lighting, crosswalk and curb-ramp improvements.
- The Butterfly Two Wolf Creek Rock Fence project in Plumas County at various locations, providing improved worker safety and upgraded rock fall fencing
- The Tehama Clear Recovery Zone project from the Nine Mile Hill overcrossing to north of the Bowman Road overcrossing which will increase safety features, including widening the inside shoulder, and installing rock slope protection and guardrails
In addition to the investments listed above, Caltrans also reported to the CTC on recent emergency and safety projects, including $13 million to rebuild 150 feet of Highway 1 at Rat Creek in Monterey County following a January mudslide. Caltrans completed this emergency repair project nearly two months ahead of its target date, reopening the highway to traffic on April 23.
SB 1 funding 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 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other state transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.