SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $1.1 billion for a total of 133 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects throughout California, including almost $994 million for 47 fix-it-first projects funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
"This summer, motorists are seeing our crews hard at work repairing and improving our highway's infrastructure. Since SB 1 was passed, Caltrans has made progress on strengthening our transportation system and this new allocation of nearly $1 billion of SB 1 funds will be used to continue to address the backlog of repairs and upgrades."
The SB 1 funded projects will replace or improve 880 lane miles, 30 bridges, 474 congestion reducing devices, and repair 83 culverts to prevent flooding on highways.
District 1 Funding Allocations - August 2019
Area state highway projects allocated SB 1 funds include:
- Pavement Preservation Project on U.S. Highway 101 in Mendocino County: $17.1 million pavement preservation project will construct rumble strips, replace traffic count station and improve 35.2 lane miles of U.S. Highway 101 from south of Geysers Road to Hopland Overhead Bridge near the town of Hopland in Mendocino County. This project was allocated more than $17.1 million.
- Pavement Replacement Project on Route 1 in Mendocino County: $16.8 million pavement preservation project will replace guardrails and improve 32.6 lane miles of State Route 1 from Pudding Creek Bridge to north of Wages Creek Bridge near the city of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County. The project was allocated almost $16.8 million.
- Bridge Project on U.S. Highway 101 in Humboldt County: $16 million bridge project will strengthen two bridges to meet the permit load carrying requirements on U.S. Highway 101 at South Fork Eel River Bridge and Separation Number 04-0065, and at Arcata Overhead Number 04-0079 in Humboldt County. The project was allocated almost $13.8 million.
- Bridge Project on U.S. Highway 101 in Humboldt County: $10.2 million bridge project will remove fish passage barrier with a bridge, restore the stream channel and banks on both sides of the new bridge and improve the curve radius of the roadway on U.S. Highway 101 south of Lost Man Creek Bridge near the town of Orick in Humboldt County. The project was allocated more than $6.9 million.
- Pavement Preservation Project on U.S. Highway 101 in Humboldt County: $4.3 million pavement preservation project will upgrade curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and improve 4.6 lane miles of U.S. Highway 101 (5th Street) from Broadway to Eureka Slough Bridge, and (4th Street) from O Street to Eureka Slough Bridge in the city of Eureka in Humboldt County. The project was allocated more than $4 million.
Other SB 1 funding included $10.5 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 $33.1 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 almost $5.4 million in SB 1 funds for 16 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 nearly 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.