Sacramento - The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated nearly $1.2 billion for investments for urban and rural projects throughout the state, continuing a historic push to improve the state’s vital transportation infrastructure.
The latest allocations include nearly $428 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and $164 million via Senate Bill 1 (SB-1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The CTC included $245 million for full trash capture devices, shoreline embankment restoration, improvements to bus, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure, railroad overcrossings, and better alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act throughout the state highway system. Trash capture devices are mesh screens placed in rivers and other waterways that filter out large and small pollutants. They prevent litter from continuing downstream to bays, estuaries, and the ocean.
“California is continuing to upgrade our transportation infrastructure,” Caltrans Director Tony Tavares said. “These investments will help us increase the safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation access that all Californians deserve.”
The latest CTC-approved projects include:
- State Route 32 in Chico, Butte County: $32.5 million in State Highway Operation and Protection Program funding, including $3.7 million in SB-1 funds, to rehabilitate the pavement from Muir Avenue to State Route 99. The project also includes adding signals and lighting, upgrade Transportation Management System (TMS) elements, rehabilitate drainage systems, and upgrade facilities to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
- State Route 49 in Auburn: $13.3 million in SB-1 funds to construct sidewalks and ADA curb ramps at various locations between the junction with Interstate 80 and Dry Creek Road. The project is in partnership with the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, filling in sidewalk gaps and creating a continuous path on at least one side of the highway.
- Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG): $3 million in SB-1 funding for SACOG’s Grant Line Road Safety and Freight Mobility Project along Grant Line Road between Douglas Road and White Rock Road. The project will reconstruct and widen road and structure for mining conveyor to meet current geometric standards along with construct new signalized intersection with turn lanes at mining plant entrance.
- Interstate 5 in Sacramento: $2.8 million in SB-1 funds to rehabilitate the pavement and drainage systems from the American River Bridge to the Sacramento River Bridge. The project also includes upgrading facilities with ADA standards, and upgrade guardrail, signs, and TMS elements.
- El Dorado County: $1.7 million in Active Transportation Program funding, including $512,000 in IIJA funds for the Apache Avenue Pedestrian Safety and Connectivity Project in Meyers. The project will construct pedestrian safety and connectivity improvements along Apache Avenue, between the junction with U.S. Highway 50 and East San Bernardino Avenue at the entrance to the Lake Tahoe Environmental Magnet School.
IIJA, known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” is a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure to improve the sustainability and resiliency of our energy, water, broadband and transportation systems. Since 2021, California has received nearly $33 billion in IIJA funds, including more than $24 billion for transportation-related projects.
In addition, SB-1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding each year that is shared between state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB-1 funds, including those partially funded by SB-1.
For more information about California transportation projects funded by IIJA and
SB-1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.