MARYSVILLE - 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 3 - August, 2018
- El Dorado Culvert and Drainage Project on U.S. Highway 50: Two projects for a total of $10.9 million will provide repairs to culverts with access for wildlife crossing and various locations along with drainage repairs along U.S. Highway 50 from Schnell School Road to east of Braeburn Lane in the city of Placerville in El Dorado County. The culvert and drainage projects were allocated $303,000 in funding due to SB 1.
- Pavement Project on State Route 49 in Placer County: $38.8 million pavement preservation project will repair the existing drainage system, widen shoulders, upgrade guardrail, signals, pedestrian facilities, construct retaining walls, install a new signal and Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) system, and improve 18.7 lane miles of State Route 49 from south of SR-49/Interstate 80 Separation in the city of Auburn to north of Dry Creek Road in Placer County. This project was allocated almost $38 million; $4.3 million in funding was due to SB 1.
- Bridge Project on Interstate 80 in Placer/Nevada Counties: $48.4 million bridge project will revamp and replace six bridges on Interstate 80 at various locations in the counties of Placer and Nevada. This project was allocated $6.8 million in funding due to SB 1.
- Pavement Preservation project on State Route 20 Yuba County: $17.4 million pavement preservation project will widen shoulders, realign the travel way and improve 4.4 lane miles of State Route 20 from east of Loma Rica to west of Spring Valley Road in Yuba County. This project was allocated $13.6 million; almost $1.6 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/.