District 9 Senate Bill 1 (SB1) Projects
SB 1 is a landmark transportation investment to rebuild California by fixing neighborhood streets, freeways and bridges in communities across California and targeting funds toward transit and congested trade and commute corridor improvements. SB 1 is a job creator, the White House Council of Economic Advisors found that every $1 billion invested in transportation infrastructure supports 13,000 jobs a year. SB 1 is putting people to work rebuilding California.
- SB 1 invests $5.4 billion annually over the next decade to fix California’s transportation system. It will address a backlog of repairs and upgrades, while ensuring a cleaner and more sustainable travel network for the future.
- SB 1 funds will be protected under a constitutional amendment (ACA 5) which safeguards new dollars for transportation use only. ACA 5 will be on the ballot for voter approval in June 2018.
Senate Bill 1 (SB1) Allows Caltrans District 9 to Resurface Sections of US Hwy 395, US Hwy 6, and SR 89 in Inyo and Mono Counties
Pavement Projects Improve More Than 186 Lane Miles
Caltrans will resurface more than 186 lane miles in various locations in Inyo and Mono Counties, due to funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“The highways in the Eastern Sierra are used by many motorists to visit the area and US-395 is a major California-Nevada freight route,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “The highways endure a lot of wear and tear, due to the number of travelers in this region. These projects are important because crews will make repairs that will provide a safer trip for motorists.”
“These SB 1 funded projects will preserve the pavement surface for up to 10 years, reducing cracking and potholes, which saves the taxpayers money in the long run,” said Caltrans District 9 Director Brent Green. “Preserving the road surface with cost effect methods before they deteriorate is a way to defer major rehabilitation of these highways."
Caltrans D9 has completed and worked on five SB1 projects in 2017 and 2018. The projects are as follows:
- Inyo 395 Coso/Keough Pavement Project: This $2.4 million project resurfaced 41.8 lane miles of southbound US Highway 395 near Big Pine, CA and also near Coso Junction in Inyo County. This project was completed August 31, 2017.
- Inyo 395 Keough Pavement Project: This $1 million project resurfaced 24.4 lane miles of the northbound lanes of US Highway 395 from north of Big Pine to south of Bishop, CA. This project was completed July 13, 2018.
- Mono 395 and 89 Pavement Project: This $2.1 million project resurfaced 51.6 lane miles of US Highway 395 in the Swall Meadows area, Mono City area, and near Tom’s Place. The project also included the entire section of State Route 89 in Mono County. This project was completed July 29, 2018.
- Inyo and Mono 395 Pavement Project: This $846,000 project resurfaced 35.2 lane miles of US Highway 395, in Inyo County south of Lone Pine, and in Mono County on Sherwin Grade and Conway Grade. This project was completed August 24, 2018.
- Inyo and Mono 395 and 6 Pavement Project: This $5.3 million project will resurface 33.4 lane miles of US Highway 395 near Bishop from Barlow Lane to Sawmill Road and on US Highway 6 in Inyo County from Five Bridges Road to Pumice Mill Road in Mono County. This project was completed September 2018.
- In addition to resurfacing the roadway improvements include the addition of the new 6-inch road striping.
SB 1 provides an ongoing funding increase of approximately $1.8 billion annually for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the state highway system. SB 1 funds will enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.
Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov/.
For More Information Contact
- Christopher Andriessen, Caltrans District 9 Public Information Office, (760) 872-5206