SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission allocated more than $533 million for 120 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects throughout California, including more than $229 million for 42 fix-it-first projects funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
Projects allocated SB 1 funds at the June CTC meeting will improve 11 bridges, more than 346 lane miles of pavement, upgrade 547 congestion reducing devices, and repair 155 culverts to prevent flooding on highways.
District 10 Funding Allocations - July 2019
Area state highway projects allocated SB 1 funds include:
- Mobility Improvement Project Along Interstate 5, and State Routes 99 & 120 in San Joaquin County: $6.3 million traffic management systems project will install Intelligent Transportation System elements that provide traffic monitoring information along Interstate 5 near the San Joaquin River Bridge, State Route 99 at Spreckels Road, and SR-120 at Guthmiller Road, McKinley Avenue and Van Ryn Avenue in San Joaquin County. The project was allocated more than $6.3 million.
- Drainage Project Along State Routes 88, 49, 108 & 120 in the Counties of Tuolumne and Amador: $4.1 million drainage project will replace culverts and joints along State Route 88 at various locations in Amador County, and SR-49, SR-108 and SR-120 at various locations in Tuolumne County. The project was allocated almost $2.8 million.
- Drainage Project Along State Routes 99 & 59 in the Counties of Stanislaus and Merced: $10 million project will replace drainage pumps along State Route 99 from Mitchell Road in the city of Ceres to Kansas Avenue in the city of Modesto in Stanislaus County, and SR-59 at Childs Avenue in the city of Merced in Merced County. The project was allocated almost $1.2 million.
- Drainage Restoration Projects Along State Routes 12, 99 & 152 and Interstate 5 in the Counties of Stanislaus and San Joaquin: $4.2 million drainage project will replace culverts at various locations along SR-99 and SR-152 in Merced County, and I-5 and SR-12 in San Joaquin County. The project was allocated almost $1.3 million.
- Pavement Preservation Project on State Route 120 in Tuolumne County: $26.4 million pavement preservation project will upgrade guardrail, dikes, Transportation Management System elements, repair culverts, install bicycle friendly grates on drainage systems and improve 41.1 lane miles of State Route 120 from Ferretti Road near the town of Groveland and Buck Meadows in Tuolumne County to the Yosemite National Park boundary.
Other SB 1 funding included $20 million for the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program, which is dedicated to projects that will improve truck corridors, border access, the freight rail systems, the capacity and efficiency of ports, and highways to better handle and move freight.
More than $8.2 million of SB 1 funding was also allocated to the Local Partnership Program (LPP) to help match investments that local communities have made in their region through voter-approved transportation tax measures.
In addition, the CTC approved an allocation of more than $22.9 million in SB 1 funds for 30 locally administered Active Transportation Program (ATP) projects, which range from improving sidewalks and bicycle lanes to creating safer routes to school for children who ride their bicycles or walk to school.
SHOPP is the state highway system's "fix-it-first" program that funds safety improvements, emergency repairs, highway preservation and operational highway upgrades. A significant portion of the funding for this program comes from SB 1.
Since SB 1 was signed into law April 2017, Caltrans has repaired or replaced 115 bridges and paved almost 1,500 lane miles of the state highway system.
SB 1 invests approximately $5.4 billion per year to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California as well as strategically investing in transit. These funds are split equally between state and local projects and will allow Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts on the state highway system by 2027.
More information and updates on these and other projects can be found on Caltrans' social media channels.
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 Rebuilding California -Senate Bill 1.