STOCKTON - 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 10 - August, 2018
- San Joaquin & Stanislaus Bridge Replacement Project on State Route 99: $23.6 million bridge project will replace sections of the Stanislaus River Bridge on State Route 99 in the counties of San Joaquin and Stanislaus. This bridge replacement project was allocated $12 million, $6 million in funding was due to SB 1.
- Merced & Stanislaus Bridge Rehabilitation Project on State Route 152 and Interstate 5: $31.3 million bridge project will revamp sections of the California Aqueduct Bridge on State Route 152 and Interstate 5 in Merced County, and I-5 in Stanislaus County. This bridge project was allocated $5.5 million, $2.75 million in funding as due to SB 1.
- Amador Pavement Project on State Route 88: $7.9 million pavement preservation project will improve 14.2 lane miles of State Route 88 from east of Peddler Hill Road to west of Tragedy Springs Road near Silver Lake Campground in Amador County. This project was allocated $621,000 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/.