Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060
CENTRAL COAST – Caltrans announced today that the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $600 million in funding for hundreds of transportation projects, which includes $80 million from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
"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, to improve transportation for all of our residents and visitors, no matter their mode of transportation."
More than 200 transportation projects will improve and maintain California's current transportation system. 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 SB 1.
District 5 Funding Allocations - December 2018
Area projects receiving funding include:
- King City: $35 million to rehabilitate the asphalt and concrete pavement on US Highway 101 from south of the Paris Valley Road Overcrossing to the Rancho Undercrossing near King City in Monterey County.
- Santa Cruz: $5 million to upgrade bridge railings and approach rails to current standards and rehabilitate bridge decks with rapid setting concrete on State Route 1 and Highway 17 near the City of Santa Cruz.
- Big Sur: $1 million to construct a retaining wall south of the Little Sur River Bridge on State Route 1 near Big Sur in Monterey County.
- Boulder Creek: $1.6 million to construct a soldier pile retaining wall, improve drainage facilities and install a permanent erosion control system on State Route 9 near Spring Creek Road in Boulder Creek in Santa Cruz County.
Other projects are designed to reduce congestion, improve freight transportation, and provide funds for local government improvement projects. These vital programs tackle congestion, support valuable trade corridors and bolster local agency efforts to invest in transportation.
Seventeen Active Transportation Projects to encourage walking and biking, such as new bike lanes and walking trails, were also approved for $12 million.
The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program funds projects to modernize transit systems, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety were allocated nearly $32 million in SB 1 funds for four rail and transit projects.
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.