Date: March 24, 2023
Contact: Allison Colburn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
California Invests Another $1.1 Billion to Continue
Rebuilding Its Transportation Infrastructure
SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated more than $1.1 billion for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. The allocation includes more than $533 million in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and more than $190 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“California and our federal partners are taking action now to create a safer, more resilient, and more equitable transportation future for all Californians,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “These visionary infrastructure investments are giving Caltrans the tools it needs to rebuild California.”
Projects the CTC approved include:
· $8.9 million to upgrade curb ramps, pedestrian signals, crosswalks, sidewalks and pathways on State Route 164 (SR 164) in South El Monte, El Monte, Rosemead and Temple City. ($7.9 from IIJA)
· $2.3 million in IIJA funds to build a two-mile bike path along Puente Creek in La Puente and City of Industry. In addition $200,000 in IIJA funds will used for bicycle and pedestrian safety education for schools near the bikeway.
· $1.2 million in IIJA funds to install nine rectangular rapid flashing beacons, 62 crosswalks and 66 pedestrian push buttons on a nearly three-mile portion of South Broadway and Manchester Avenue in South Los Angeles. The project will also construct a four-mile cycle track and sidewalk improvements.
The IIJA, also 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. California has already received nearly $18.5 billion since the IIJA’s passage in November 2021.
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 California transportation projects funded by the IIJA and
SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.