California Invests $2.1 Billion for Transportation Improvements—SB 1 provides $696 million of funding

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District: District 7 - Los Angeles
Contact: Marc Bischoff
Email: marc.bischoff@dot.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated more than $2.1 billion 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 $696 million – nearly one-third of the funding.

"By making these significant investments, California is building the public transportation system we need for a safer and more prosperous, equitable, and environmentally sound future. This investment also includes nearly $1 billion for local and regional transportation projects that carry significant community benefits."

Toks Omishakin, Director, Caltrans

The CTC allocated $960 million to Caltrans’ Division of Local Assistance in its annual federal fiscal year investment. The Local Assistance Program makes funds available to more than 600 cities, counties, and regional agencies to improve transportation infrastructure and services. The Local Assistance Program authorizes approximately 1,100 new projects each year.

The CTC also approved 15 repair projects that will extend the life of 76 bridges, prevent future costly repairs, and improve ride quality for the public.

District 7 Funding Allocations - October 2021

Los Angeles County projects approved this week include:

Mission Mile- Sepulveda Visioning for a Safe and Active Community

Implementation of Class I and Class IV bike facilities, pedestrian improvements, transit connections and traffic calming measures with improvements for non-motorized road users. This project is located on Sepulveda Boulevard between Rinaldi Street and Rayen Street and on Brand Boulevard between Sepulveda Boulevard and Memory Park Avenue in the San Fernando Valley. This will transform Sepulveda Boulevard from a highway-like thoroughfare to a complete street with 2.4 miles of Class I and 1.3 miles of Class IV bike facilities, 2.2 miles of sidewalk improvements, and improved first/last mile connections that will enhance the overall community's quality of life. $9.6 million.

Long Beach - Market Street Streetscape

Between the Los Angeles River and east city limits. Bulb outs; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalks and curb ramps; landscaping; street trees; street furniture; enhanced crosswalks; pedestrian lighting; flashing beacon; a Class II, III, and IV bike lane; transit stop enhancements; increased sidewalk width (at intersection & mid-block); and resurfacing of the street. $2.84 million.

Santa Monica - Expo Station / 4th Street Linkages to Downtown and Civic Center

The project is located in the 4th Street right-of-way between Colorado and Olympic Drive and extends south from the future Downtown Expo terminus station at 4th Street and Colorado to Olympic Drive via a Caltrans bridge structure over I-10. It will construct 155 feet of sidewalk, install 5 crosswalks at signalized intersections, provide lighting for 20 intersections, and improve pedestrian and bicyclist linkages on a 0.2-mile segment of 4th Street. $1.3 million.

Long Beach - Orange Avenue Backbone Bikeway and Complete Streets Improvements

On Orange Avenue between Jackson Street & E 17th Street, continuing south, following a transition to Alamitos Avenue from E 17th Street, terminating at Beach Access Road south of Ocean Boulevard. Transform Orange and Alamitos Avenues into a corridor adding protected bike lanes and intersections, curb extensions and bus islands, and improved lighting. Construct 0.2 mile of Class II bike route, 0.8 mile of Class III bike lane, and 1.4 miles of Class IV cycle track. Improve 1.3 miles of existing bike lane. Enhance 38 existing crosswalks by adding bus islands and curb extensions. Improve lighting at State Route 91 underpass. $566 thousand.

I-5 in Los Angeles County

Near the Kern County line, at the Tejon Pass Overcrossing. Seismic retrofit of bridge, widen bridge abutments, add steel casing to bent columns, and slope paving. This project will preserve the structural integrity of the bridge and prevent failure in an earthquake. $3.6 million

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.

Since it was passed in 2017, SB 1 has fully or partially funded more than 7,000 projects, including 2,500 already completed, investing more than $16 billion toward pavement, bridges, trade corridors, transit and rail, and walking and biking paths. For more information about transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.