Date: March 18, 2022
Contact: Deanna Shoopman
Phone: (530) 632-0080
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated $578 million for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $317 million – more than half of the funding.
“The CTC’s welcome decision to green light more than half a billion dollars to maintain and repair California’s aging transportation infrastructure is not only in keeping with our time-tested ‘fix-it-first’ strategy but also represents another big step to build and maintain a transportation system that serves all who travel in California, whether by foot, bicycle, bus, train or automobile,” said Caltrans Acting Director Steven Keck.
District 3 projects allocated funding this week include:
- Sacramento County: $670,000 was allocated to upgrade eight curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards at the Watt Avenue Overcrossing along State Route 51 (Capital City Freeway).
- Sacramento County: $2.65 million was allocated to replace and rehabilitate existing vegetation and irrigation and restore damaged landscape on Interstate 5 between Broadway and the R Street Underpass.
- Sacramento County: $11 million was allocated for the procurement of steel girders for the State Route 51 (Capital City Freeway) American River Bridge Rehabilitation Project in the City of Sacramento.
- Various Counties: $3.6 million was allocated for debris and hazardous tree removal on various routes in District 3 following a series of severe December storms.
- Placer County: $624,000 was allocated to replace guardrail, an asphalt dike and backfill an embankment on Interstate 80 eastbound near Applegate where a sinkhole occurred in December 2021.
- Placer County: $720,000 was allocated for a rockfall project on State Route 89 near Pole Creek Road. The project will remove debris, rocks and damaged drapery on the mountain slope.
- Sacramento County: $1.44 million was allocated to replace concrete slabs on Interstate 5 from the San Joaquin County line to the Lambert Road Undercrossing.
The CTC also approved the 2022 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), a four-year, $17.9 billion program of projects to preserve and protect the state highway system. Most of the 2022 SHOPP projects are focused on improving pavement, bridges and other highway infrastructure. All the 2022 SHOPP projects are available on the Caltrans’ Ten-Year Project Book website, ProjectBook.dot.ca.gov.
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 transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.