State Invests $491 Million for Transportation Improvements


Senate Bill 1 the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017

Date:  March 25, 2021
Contact:  Deanna Shoopman
Phone:  (530) 632-0080



SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $491 million to address transportation needs throughout the state. This investment, which includes $273 million generated from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes.

“These critical investments will help improve California’s transportation infrastructure now and into the future,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “This includes improving safety and access for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, and planning for the long-term maintenance of these vital assets.”

Projects approved today in District 3 include:

  • Nevada/Placer Counties: $2.85 million was allocated for culvert rehabilitation on State Route 49 between Higgins Corner and Lime Kiln Road in Nevada County, and at Lone Star Road and just south of Lorenson Road in Placer County.
  • Placer County: $3.75 million was allocated for a culvert rehabilitation project between the Secret Town Overcrossing and Gold Run Overcrossing.
  • Sacramento County: $31.5 million was allocated for various pavement and roadside rehabilitation projects on Interstate 80 (I-80), State Route 51 (Capital City Freeway) and State Route 244 which serves as a connector between I-80 and the Capital City Freeway. Improvements also include vegetation control, the construction of Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts and utility box relocation.

State and local projects receiving funding from Senate Bill 1 include:

  • Sacramento County: $12.6 million for the American River Bridge Rehabilitation project that will remove, replace and widen the existing concrete bridge deck, and add a bike path from levee to levee.
  • Nevada County: $630,000 to the Town of Truckee for the Legacy Trail-Brockway Road Multi-Use Trail Connection project. Improvements also include repaving Brockway Road, upgrades to the storm drain system and retaining wall construction.
  • Sacramento County: $3.7 million to the City of Elk Grove for the Capital Southeast Connector Project. The project is widening the roadway and improving intersections at three locations on Kammerer Road from Rau Road to Lent Ranch Parkway.

Funding for the projects approved today comes from federal and state gas taxes. To learn more about SB 1 projects in your community, visit Rebuilding California - Senate Bill 1.