SUTTER COUNTY — Caltrans and local officials today broke ground on a major Senate Bill 1-funded pavement restoration and bridge replacement project on State Route 20 west of Yuba City.
Caltrans District 3/North Region Construction Chief Andy Alvarado was joined by Sutter County Supervisor Mike Ziegenmeyer, Yuba City Mayor Shon Harris, Capt. Julie Hardie of the Yuba-Sutter office of the California Highway Patrol and Knife River Construction Project Manager Jim Bennett in hailing the upcoming work to replace about 12 lane miles of pavement on State Route 20 between Lytle Road and the Sutter Bypass in Sutter County.
The $37.7 million project is made possible due to funds from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. SB 1 provided $3.1 million for the roadwork.
“Without funding from SB 1, the pavement would continue to deteriorate, which would have a direct impact on travelers and result in costly maintenance repairs in the future,” Alvarado said. “This project allows crews to make long-term repairs, providing a smoother, safer ride for motorists and the region’s commercial operators.”
More than 8,100 vehicles and 600 trucks per day use this segment of State Route 20.
Knife River Construction of Chico is the contractor on the project, which will rehabilitate the pavement, widen shoulders, improve drainage systems and replace an aging bridge over the Wadsworth Canal.
SB 1 provides an additional $5 billion each year in state and local funding to maintain and optimize California’s transportation system. SB 1 funds will enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.
To date thanks to SB 1, Caltrans has completed 102 projects, repaired or replaced nearly 1,500 lane miles, and improved or replaced 115 bridges.
Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit Rebuilding California.