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 10 Funding Allocations - August 2019
Area state highway projects allocated SB 1 funds include:
- Mobility Improvement Project Along Interstates 5 & 580, and State Routes 88, 99, 120, 152 & 156 in the Counties of San Joaquin, Merced, Amador & Mariposa: $6.3 million traffic management systems project will improve the flow of traffic by installing camera systems, Changeable Message Signs (CMS), extinguishable message signs, roadway weather systems and maintenance vehicle pullouts at various locations along Interstate 5 from north of Nestle Way in the city of Lathrop to Riverside Drive in the city of Stockton in San Joaquin County; I-5 south of McCabe Road in the city of Gustine in Merced County; State Route 88 from west of Mission Boulevard in the city of Jackson to south of Ridge Road in the town of Pine Grove in Amador County; SR-88 north of Clements Road in San Joaquin County; SR-99 from west of East Myrtle Street in the city of Stockton to south of Woodbridge Road in the town of Acampo in San Joaquin County; SR-120 west of the Mariposa/Tuolumne County line in Mariposa County; and SR-152 east of Billy Wright Road in the city of Los Banos and west of the Merced/Madera County line in the town of El Nido in Merced County. The project was allocated more than $4.8 million.
- Bridge Project on State Route 4 in San Joaquin County: $5.7 million bridge project will revamp the Crosstown Freeway Viaduct on State Route 4 in the city of Stockton in San Joaquin County. The project was allocated more than $4.6 million.
- Pavement Preservation Project on State Route 99 in Merced County: $86 million pavement preservation project will remove oleanders, replace guardrail with paved median and concrete barrier, construct a deceleration lane and improve 16.5 lane miles of SR-99 from south of Buhach Road to south of Westside Boulevard in the city of Atwater in Merced County. The project was allocated more than $78.1 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.