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 4 Funding Allocations - August 2019
Area state highway projects allocated SB 1 funds include:
- Bridge Deck Project on Interstate 580 in Alameda County: $1.1 million will revamp the bridge deck at Foothill Undercrossing Number 33-0334K on Interstate 580 in the city of Oakland in Alameda County. The project was allocated $631,000.
- Pavement Preservation Project on U.S. Highway 101 in Sonoma County: $88.8 million pavement preservation project will construct rumble strips, replace culvert, guardrails, concrete barrier, overhead signs, upgrade curb ramp to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and improve 43.2 lanes miles of U.S. Highway 101 from Old Redwood Highway near the town of Windsor in Sonoma County to south of the Sonoma/Mendocino County line near the city of Cloverdale. The project was allocated more than $87.9 million.
- Bridge Raising Project on Interstate 80 in Solano County: $22 million bridge project will increase vertical clearance for trucks to improve freight movement at six overcrossing structures on Interstate 80 from Magazine Street Overcrossing Number 23-0066 to Redwood Street Overcrossing Number 23-0114 in the city of Vallejo in Solano County. The project was allocated $154,000.
- Bridge Environmental Mitigation on State Route 29 in Napa County: $1.8 million project for environmental mitigation and plant establishment for bridge replacement project on State Route 29 at Napa River Bridge Number 21-0018 near the city of Calistoga in Napa County. The project was allocated $464,000.
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.