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 11 Funding Allocations - August 2019
Area state highway projects allocated SB 1 funds include:
- Drainage Project Along Interstate 8 in San Diego County: $8 million drainage project will repair or upgrade culverts along Interstate 8 from west of Harbison Canyon Undercrossing (west of Alpine Boulevard) in the city of El Cajon to east of Horsethief Road Undercrossing in the town of Guatay in San Diego County. The project was allocated almost $5.3 million.
- Mobility Project Along Interstate 15 in San Diego County: $5.8 million traffic management systems project will improve the flow of traffic by updating Microwave Vehicle Detection System (MVDS) elements in the cities of San Diego and Escondido along Interstate 15 from north of State Route 52 to SR-78 in San Diego County. The project was allocated more than $4.5 million.
- Pavement Preservation Project on Interstate 8 in San Diego County: $53.5 million pavement preservation project will construct rumble strips, upgrade guardrail and improve 22.8 lane miles of Interstate 8 from Viejas Creek Bridge to Pine Valley Creek Bridge in San Diego County. The project was allocated more than $3.7 million.
- Drainage Project Along State Routes 78 and 115 in Imperial County: $2.8 million drainage project will replace culverts at various locations along State Route 78 from east of Mitchell Camp Road to west of Stallard Road in the town of Palo Verde, and SR-115 from Mets Road to Blodgett Road in the city of Holtville in Imperial County. The project was allocated more than $2.2 million.
- Mobility Improvement Project Along interstates 5 and 805 and State Route 905 in San Diego County: $27.2 million traffic management systems project will improve regional traffic operations and mobility near the United States/Mexico border, provide advance traveler information and border wait system connecting the entire San Diego and Imperial border network by installing 13.8 miles of fiber optic communication line along Interstate 5 near the U.S./Mexico border to south of C Street in the city of San Diego, along I-805 from south of Camino De La Plaza to north of Home Avenue in the city of San Diego, and along State Route 905 from Tocayo Avenue to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in the city of San Diego in San Diego County. The project was allocated $62,000.
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.