STOCKTON – 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 10 Funding Allocations - December 2018
Area projects receiving funding include:
- State Route 99 – Merced Roadway Rehabilitation Project: This project will replace deteriorating pavement for 4.9 miles of northbound and southbound State Route 99 (SR-99) in and near Merced, from south of Childs Avenue to south of Franklin Road. This is part of a series of projects rehabilitating SR-99 in Merced County, including another SB 1 funded project that will widen the highway from two to three lanes near Livingston. Construction for the Merced Roadway Rehab project is scheduled to begin in spring 2021.
- State Route 4 and Interstate 5 – San Joaquin County Culvert Rehabilitation Project: This project will repair and/or replace several culverts (drains) on SR-4 and Interstate 5 (I-5) in western and southern San Joaquin County. The three locations are: on SR-4 two miles east of the Contra Costa County line; on SR-4 one mile west of the Middle River Bridge and I-5 at the SR-132 junction.
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.
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.