Date: January 28, 2021
Contact: Gilbert Mohtes-Chan (530) 682-6145
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $571 million to address transportation needs throughout the state, an investment that will help repair highways and bridges and enhance California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes.
“Expanding access to safe walkways, bicycle routes and convenient transit options, in addition to maintaining our highways, advances the state’s efforts to address climate change and improve the quality of life for all Californians,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin.
State and local projects approved in Caltrans District 3 include:
- Sacramento County: $2.2 for the Sacramento County Street Rehabilitation Project in Fair Oaks and Orangevale. Improvements include sidewalk repairs and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps.
- Sacramento County: $1.3 for the Sacramento County Street Rehabilitation Project in Arden Arcade, Carmichael and Rio Linda. Improvements include sidewalk repairs.
- Sacramento County: $6.5 million for a Caltrans project to install fiber optic cable and wireless communications systems on U.S. Highway 50 in the Rancho Cordova, Folsom and El Dorado Hills areas.
- Butte County: $10.9 million for a Caltrans project to install fiber optic cable and wireless communications systems on State Route 99 from Southgate Avenue to Garner Lane in Chico.
“Upgrading our transportation systems technology is vital to keep traffic moving, increase safety and improve our environment,” said Caltrans District 3 Director Amarjeet S. Benipal.
Funding for the projects approved today comes from federal and state gas taxes, including more than $159 million from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. To learn more about SB 1 projects in your community, visit Rebuilding California - Senate Bill 1.