Date: January 27, 2023
Contact: Allison Colburn, Caltrans District 7
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
California Invests Nearly $1 Billion for Transportation Improvements
SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $988 million today to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. This funding includes more than $450 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and more than $250 million from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“The CTC’s investments will help rebuild California’s transportation infrastructure while increasing transit and active transportation options. These projects reflect the CTC and Caltrans’ commitment to safety and meeting future challenges,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares.
Projects the CTC approved include:
- State Route (S.R.) 14, in the City of Palmdale from Technology Drive to the Kern County line, reconstruct pavement on distressed lanes, shoulders and ramps and upgrade numerous roadway features, including guardrail, curb ramps and traffic loop detectors. ($39 million in IIJA funding; $5 million from SB1)
- Pacific Coast Highway (S.R. 1), from south of Temescal Canyon Road to the Ventura County line, also in Ventura County from the Los Angeles County line to Tonga Street - rehabilitate culverts and construct a bridge at Solstice Creek to ease the passage of Southern California steelhead trout, an endangered species. ($30.9 million in IIJA funding; $4 million from SB 1)
- S.R. 47, in the City of Los Angeles near the Port of Long Beach - replace the bridge deck and seismic sensors of the Vincent Thomas Bridge. ($17.14 million from SB 1)
SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually that is shared equally 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.