(District 2) More than $2 Billion in Funding Approved for Hundreds of Transportation Infrastructure, Rail and Local Projects


Senate Bill 1 the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017

District: District-2 - Redding
Contact: Chris Woodward
Phone: (530) 229-0511
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

REDDING - Caltrans has announced that the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved funding for more than 100 transportation projects funded entirely or at least partly by $690 million from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

"These projects are a just a small portion of the key improvements we need to maintain California’s critical transportation infrastructure. Throughout the state, projects like these are being completed through SB 1 investments."

Laurie Berman, Director, Caltrans

The CTC also approved more than $1.3 billion in funding toward nearly 150 transportation projects for additional maintenance, improvements and construction throughout California.

Most of the projects receiving funding allocations are part of the State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP), which is the state highway system’s "fix-it-first" program that funds safety improvements, emergency repairs, highway preservation and some operational highway improvements. While funding for this program is a mixture of federal and state funds, a significant portion comes from the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account created by SB 1. Caltrans will focus on repairing and rehabilitating the state highway system by improving pavement, bridges, culverts and intelligent transportation systems, which are included in the performance requirements of SB 1.

Other projects include ones from the SB 1-created Solutions for Congested Corridor, Trade Corridor Enhancement and Local Partnership Programs. These vital programs tackle congestion, support valuable trade corridors and bolster local agency efforts to invest in transportation. Furthermore, the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, which funds projects to modernize transit systems, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety, was allocated more than $122 million in SB 1 dollars for 11 rail and transit projects.

Area projects receiving funding include:

Approved Funding for Caltrans District 2 - August, 2018

  • Modoc 299 Butte & Ash Creek Bridge Replacement: $10.8 million bridge project will replace the Butte Creek Bridge on State Route 299E in the town of Adin, and the Ash Creek Bridge on State Route 299E in Modoc County. This project was allocated $8.45 million, $4.2 million in funding was due to SB 1.
  • Siskiyou 263 Klamath River Bridge: $22.9 million bridge project will replace the Klamath River Bridge on State Route 263 from north of the Shasta River Bridge to State Route 96 near the city of Yreka, and State Route 96 east of State Route 263 in Siskiyou County. This project was allocated $18.5 million, $9.2 million in funding was due to SB 1.
  • Tehama 36 East Red Bluff CAPM Pavement Project: $7.3 million project will improve 13.6 lane miles of State Route 36 from the East Sand Slough Bridge to east of Stice Road in the city of Red Bluff in Tehama County. This project was allocated $1.8 million, $825,000 in funding was due to SB 1.

Final List of Projects Receiving Allocations (SB 1 funding sources highlighted)

The Road Repair and Accountability Act (SB 1), the landmark transportation infrastructure bill signed by Governor Brown in April 2017, invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety. These funds will be split equally between state and local investments.

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/.