Contact: Deanna Shoopman
Phone: (530) 632-0080
For Immediate Release
Sacramento — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $1.18 billion for projects to fix and improve transportation infrastructure throughout California. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for more than half of this critical investment – $630 million.
“California has the most heavily-traveled transportation system in the country,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “Today’s investment will allow Caltrans to make critical repairs and upgrades to our state’s roads and bridges, increase options for transit, rail, walking and biking, and support thousands of jobs.”
Projects approved in District 3 include:
- Nevada County: $4 million was allocated for a project on State Route 20 from Missouri Bar Road to Washington Road that will improve safety and operations by widening the roadway for left-turn pockets and roadway turnouts.
- Nevada County: $44.9 million was allocated for the Omega Curves safety project on State Route 20, which will realign curves, widen shoulders, add turnouts, construct animal crossings and improve the clear recovery zone at various locations between the White Cloud Campground and Lowell Hill.
- Sacramento County: $4.5 million was allocated for a project to install connector ramp meters, Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV), and Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVP) at the Interstate 5/State Route 99 Interchange and the eastbound Route 51 (Capital City Freeway)/State Route 160 Interchange.
- Butte County: $2.6 million was allocated to replace fire-damaged culverts on State Route 70 between Pinkston Canyon Road/Big Bend Road and the North Fork Feather River Bridge.
State and local projects receiving funding from Senate Bill 1 include:
- Nevada County: $100,000 to the City of Nevada City to rehabilitate roadway and widen and enhance sidewalks at intersections to provide safe, convenient and efficient pedestrian access within the Downtown Historic District.
- Sutter County: $2.8 million to Yuba City for the Bridge Street Widening and Complete Streets Project. The project will include ADA-accessible sidewalks, bicycle pathways, and dedicated crosswalks for pedestrian and bicyclists.
- Butte County: $1.5 million to the City of Chico for the Little Chico Creek Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Connection at Community Park. The project connects a disadvantaged community to the City bike network, nearby schools, parks, and transit facilities.
- Sacramento County: $3.5 million to Sacramento County for Phase 1 of the Folsom Boulevard Complete Street Improvements project. The project will construct safe and unobstructed sidewalks, pedestrian safety lighting, accessible curb ramps and pedestrian signal improvements.
- El Dorado County: $744,000 to the City of South Lake Tahoe to design and construct a Class I bike trail, ADA compliant ramps, and pathway lighting along a section of Lake Tahoe Blvd from the Intersection of Viking Way (D Street) to U.S. Highway 50.
SB 1 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 SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit rebuildingca.ca.gov.