State Invests $565 Million in Transportation Improvements, Awards $2 Billion for Future Projects


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Date:  December 3, 2020
Contact:  Raquel Borrayo(530) 701-5209


SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $565 million for current projects – and approved $2 billion in future improvements – to address transportation needs throughout the state. This continued investment will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes.

“Caltrans is committed to improving California’s transportation infrastructure and creating safer, more reliable travel options,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “This investment allows the department to continue our critical repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges, mass transit and bicycle and pedestrian routes.”

Projects approved in District 3 include:

  • A $10.1 million project at 11 locations on Interstate 80 in Nevada County to replace guardrail with concrete barriers.
  • A $6.5 million project on Interstate 80 near Floriston in Nevada County to install cable net drapery and an erosion control system to address slope erosion and rockfall.
  • A $4.6 million project on State Route 16 in Esparto to make pedestrian and bicyclist safety improvements.
  • A $3.6 million project on Interstate 80 at various locations in Placer County to upgrade guardrail to current safety standards.

Funding for these projects comes from federal and state gas taxes, including more than $108 million from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. SB 1 funds are used for ongoing maintenance and rehabilitation of the State Highway System.

The $2 billion awarded for future projects will provide funding through 2023 from three programs created by SB 1 to improve the movement of goods, increase mobility options and access to public transit, and support equity and environmental sustainability.

To date, SB 1 funds have enabled Caltrans to fix more than 6,400 lane miles of pavement, 635 bridges and 540,000 feet of culverts. To learn more about SB 1 projects in your community, visit Rebuilding California - Senate Bill 1.