SAN BERNARDINO - 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."
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 8 - August, 2018
- Changeable Message Signs Installation Project in Riverside County: $4.7 million project will install four changeable message signs along Interstate 10 in Riverside County. Crews will also install one changeable message sign on State Route 60 in Moreno Valley, and one changeable message sign on SR-86 in Coachella. This project was allocated $3.8 million, $436,000 in funding was due to SB 1.
- Interstate 10 (I-10) Pavement Rehabilitation Project in Riverside County: $215.9 million pavement preservation project will replace and improve 133.3 lane miles of Interstate 10 from Pennsylvania Avenue in the city of Beaumont to State Route 111 Junction near the town of Whitewater in Riverside County. This project was allocated $215.9 million, $18.2 million in funding was due to SB 1.
- State Route 60 (SR-60) Pavement Replacement Project in the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino: $159 million pavement preservation project will replace and improve 94.6 lane miles of State Route 60 from the Riverside/San Bernardino County line to SR-91/Interstate 215 Separation in Riverside County, and SR-60 from Euclid Avenue in the city of Ontario in San Bernardino County to the Riverside/San Bernardino County line. The new pavement will provide a service life of up to 40 years, improve safety, improve ride quality, and minimize maintenance worker exposure. This project was allocated $158.8 million, $18.2 million in funding was due to SB 1.
- Interstate 10 (I-10) Bridge Project in San Bernardino County: $32.4 million bridge project will revamp the Santa Ana River Bridge on Interstate 10 in the city of Colton in San Bernardino County. This project was allocated almost $18 million, almost $9 million in funding was due to SB 1.
- State Route 142 (SR-142) Pavement Project in San Bernardino County: $9.8 million pavement preservation project will upgrade guardrail and improve 14 lane miles of State Route 142 from the San Bernardino/Orange County line to SR-71 in the city of Chino Hills in San Bernardino County. The project will extend pavement service life and improve ride quality. This project was allocated almost $9.1 million, more than $1 million 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/.