RIVERSIDE – 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 7 Funding Allocations - December 2018
Area projects receiving funding include:
- Repair damage on Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1): $7.5 million to repair damaged slope and shoulder, place boulders to protect the slope, and repair any damaged utilities, near Oxnard, from 2.1 miles north of Deer Creek Road to 5 miles south of Las Posas Road. On October 6, 2018, high surf conditions eroded the slope and shore front.
- Long Beach intersection improvements: $1.4 million to install protected left turn phases for north and south intersection approaches, upgrade existing signals, refresh crosswalk striping, and upgrade curb ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards in Long Beach, at the intersection of Anaheim Street/Los Altos Plaza.
- Intercity Rail capital program projects: $29.8 million to design for components under service wave 1 and 2. Wave 1 includes design work on the San Bernardino, Ventura, and Orange lines, include Marengo siding improvements, El Monte improvements, Simi Valley double track, Burbank Junctions speed improvements. Includes targeted design work on signals in Orange County and Burbank. Wave 2 includes design work for Rancho Cucamonga, Chatsworth Orange County improvements and signal.
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.