State Invests $565 Million in Transportation Improvements, Awards $2 Billion for Future Projects


Contact: Local Caltrans District Office

SACRAMENTOThe California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $565 million for current projects – and approved $2 billion in future improvements – to address transportation needs throughout the state. This continued investment will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes.

"Caltrans is committed to improving California’s transportation infrastructure and creating safer, more reliable travel options. This investment allows the department to continue our critical repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges, mass transit and bicycle and pedestrian routes."

Toks Omishakin, Caltrans Director

Approved Projects by Caltrans District

A project approved in Fort Bragg, Mendocino County includes:

  • A funding allocation of $2,835,000 for the Pudding Creek Bridge #10-0158 rail replacement, upgrade and widening project located in Fort Bragg on Highway 1 in Mendocino County.

Projects approved in District 2 in Shasta and Siskiyou counties include:

  • Weed Safety Roadside Rest Areas (Interstate 5, Siskiyou County): Upgrade potable water and wastewater systems to current standards at the northbound and southbound Safety Roadside Rest Area facilities.
  • Burney CAPM (State Route 299 near Burney, Shasta County): Rehabilitate pavement, upgrade guardrail, and make curbs ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.

Projects approved in Nevada, Yolo and Placer counties include:

  • A $10.1 million project at 11 locations on Interstate 80 in Nevada County to replace guardrail with concrete barriers.
  • A $6.5 million project on Interstate 80 near Floriston in Nevada County to install cable net drapery and an erosion control system to address slope erosion and rockfall.
  • A $4.6 million project on State Route 16 in Esparto to make pedestrian and bicyclist safety improvements.
  • A $3.6 million project on Interstate 80 at various locations in Placer County to upgrade guardrail to current safety standards.

Projects approved in the Bay Area include:

  • $123.4 Million for the I-80 Solano Managed Lanes Project. The project incorporates pedestrian and bicycle modes by extending the multiuse Ulatis Creek Trail across I-80, removing an existing barrier between the Vacaville Transportation Center and a section of Downtown Vacaville.
  • $60 Million for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Train Control Modernization Program – along the Transbay Tube between San Francisco and Oakland, the project will include a new communications-based train control system. The project will also include cabling upgrades at train control rooms, wayside interlocks and switches, and installation of new train control raceways and associated cables. The project will increase transit ridership, increase train frequency and capacity, support efficient land use principles, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled.
  • $3 Million for the Windsor River Road/Windsor Road Intersection Improvement and Multi-Use Pathway Connector in Sonoma County; 0.4 miles of local road improvements including construct new roundabout; pedestrian crossing safety improvements; and a multiuse pathway.
  • $25 Million for U.S. 101/De La Cruz Boulevard/Trimble Road Interchange Improvements. In San Jose, reconstruct interchange; bike, pedestrian, and safety improvements.
  • $25 Million for Soscol Junction at the State Route 29/221 intersection in Napa County, the project will reconfigure the existing signalized interchange and construct two new roundabout interchanges with an elevated structure along SR 29, and also construct a Class I multiuse path on the north side of the intersection allowing bicycles and pedestrians to navigate the intersection. The project will alleviate congestion, improve traffic flow and circulation, and enhance safety for bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians. The project will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and close a bicycle network gap.

A project approved in San Luis Obispo County includes:

  • $10.5 million to replace the Toro Creek Bridge in Morro Bay. Work will include installing rock slope protection, upgrade of guardrail and end treatments, and provision of bridge rails and shoulders.

Projects approved in Madera County include:

  • Roadway Rehabilitation Project on State Route 99 in Madera County: $11.2 million will rehabilitate pavement by grinding and overlaying with rubberized asphalt, upgrade guardrail and drainage systems, install rumble strips, modify signals and widen shoulders from 0.2 mile south of Avenue 17 to 0.3 mile north of Avenue 17.

Projects approved in Los Angeles and Ventura County include:

  • $67.3 Million for the Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion (SCORE): Design work includes a retaining/sound wall in the throat of Los Angeles Union Station; two new run-through tracks; a new viaduct to accommodate up to nine run-through tracks over the US-101 freeway; utility relocation and street improvements; and pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Outcome: Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; increased ridership through improved frequency and expanded service by providing 30-minute bi-directional commuter rail services on the highest ridership segments of the Metrolink system, including system-wide supporting infrastructure improvements; improved integration with other transit and rail services, including Amtrak, OCTA bus, AVTA and LA Metro bus and rail services.
  • $3.05 Million for the Los Angeles - San Diego - San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency: Construction of improvements for the preservation of existing infrastructure and expansion of physical safety enhancing features including slope / bluff stabilization, security fencing, communication upgrades and improvements. Outcome: Safety of passengers and employees. Preserving existing operating speeds and supporting future service expansion.
  • $4.6 Million for Pavement Rehabilitation on State Route 27 (Topanga Canyon Boulevard): 60.9 lane miles from State Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) to Devonshire Street. Grind and overlay asphalt pavement and upgrade curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  • $563 Thousand to Mitigate Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Deficiencies in the city of Artesia: Construct 1,900 feet of sidewalk; upgrade substandard sidewalk; reconstruct 14 handicapped ramps and driveways to ADA Standards; install a pedestrian traffic signal; loading and unloading turnout bay for parents to drop off children; Share the Road signs; and markings on narrow residential streets to improve safety of cyclists and enhance the school crosswalk with in-roadway lighted markers.
  • $97 Thousand for the City of Duarte Active Transportation Safety Project: Construct 7,920 feet of Class II bike lanes and new sidewalk; reconstruct 1,500 feet of sidewalk; add lighting; walk path improvements; and three pedestrian underpass improvements at I-210 freeway.

Projects approved in Riverside and San Bernardino counties include:

  • San Bernardino County: Replace Weigh in Motion (WIM) Scales Interstate 40 near Newberry Springs ($2.68 Million) located 5.6 miles east of Fort Cady will replace the existing WIM system to meet current standards. The new system will reduce pavement damage and increase safety and operational efficiency. (1G550)
  • San Bernardino County: Construct auxiliary lane and widen connector and ramps on State Route 60 in Ontario ($38.9 Million) from 0.4 miles east of Vineyard Avenue to Milliken Avenue/Hamner Avenue. Will improve operational efficiency and improve congestion. (0E33U)
  • Riverside County: Replace existing Rock Slope Protection (RSP) on twenty-four (24) bridges on Interstate 10 near Desert Center ($1.7 Million) from Krume Ditch to Wide Ditch. Will prevent further scour damage and preserve the integrity of twenty-four bridges. (1H200)
  • San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County Transportation Authority/City of Rialto): Cactus Avenue Multi-Use Path on Cactus Avenue between Baseline and Rialto Avenue ($1.26 Million) Hybrid beacon on the intersection of Maple Avenue and the Pacific Electric Trail. 3. Additional improvements on the Pacific Electric Trail between Cedar Avenue and Cactus Avenue. Upgrade existing bike path to a multi-use path featuring a bi-directional buffered bike path and separate pedestrian path, which requires reconstructed ADA compliant curb ramps and parking lot, and installation of fencing to provide trail access and flashing beacon system with in-roadway warning lights for trail crossing.
  • San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County Transportation Authority/City of Victorville): Arrowhead Drive and Seventh Avenue Complete Streets ($1.3 Million) Arrowhead Drive from Green Tree Road to Nisqualli Road and Seventh Avenue from Nisqualli Road to Bear Valley Road in the southeastern portion of the City of Victorville. The project will construct a Complete Streets element including sidewalks, ADA-compliant curb ramps, bus turnouts, and Class II bike lanes that connect to proposed bike lanes on Green Tree Boulevard to the existing bike lanes on Seventh Avenue south of Bear Valley Road.
  • San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County Transportation Authority/City of Fontana): Fontana Safe Routes to School Gap Closure.($211,000) Construct sidewalk segments, ADA-compliant curb ramps, high-visibility crosswalks, lighting, Class II & III bikeways, striping, and signage near three public schools on multiple streets bordered by San Bernardino Avenue, Catawba Avenue, Valley Boulevard, and Juniper Avenue.

Projects approved in Calaveras, Alpine and San Joaquin counties include:

  • A project that will rehabilitate bridge rail on State Route 26 at the Fork Mokelumne River Bridge in Calaveras County received $2 million. Workers will replace and upgrade bridge railing at three structures and seismic retrofit at one location.
  • A project that will rehabilitate three bridges on State Route 88 at various locations in Markleeville (Alpine County) received $10.7 million. By upgrading the bridge, workers will upgrade the bridge rail on two bridges, replace one bridge and barricade another bridge.
  • Stockton Safe Routes to Schools Safety and Connectivity Improvements Project received $127,000. This project will increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, decrease congestion, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and improve public safety.

Projects approved in the San Diego County region include:

  • $106.4 million to SANDAG, Caltrans, and NCTD for improvements along the San Diego segment of the Los Angeles-San Luis Obispo-San Diego rail corridor, including $36.2 million for future phases of bluff stabilization in the City of Del Mar. These improvements are part of the North Coast Corridor Program, a comprehensive package of highway, rail, and environmental enhancement projects along Interstate 5 from La Jolla Village Drive to State Route 78.
  • $42.5 million to Caltrans and SANDAG for the State Route 11/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project. The investments include energy, water, and communication utility relocation, and studies including design plans on the planned port of entry. In collaboration with Mexico’s Mesa De Otay II, the project will be a critical relief valve for freight and passenger vehicles, and will improve mobility, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and decrease congestion across all San Diego land ports of entry that currently cost both countries billions of dollars annually in foregone economic output.
  • $22.7 million to the City of San Diego for the La Media Road Expansion Project to improve freight access and customs operations in Otay Mesa. The project will optimize operations of local streets and reduce sources of congestion in a critical corridor for California exports.
  • $7 million to SANDAG for the Bike Up & Down Uptown, an active transportation project to create safe connections and increase accessibility for walking and biking in the Mission Valley, Five Points, and Uptown communities.

A project approved in Orange County includes:

  • $2.3 million project in and near Anaheim from Santa Ana Bridge to just south of the Harbor Boulevard Overcrossing. Project enhances highway worker safety by constructing access trails and access gates, relocating facilities away from traffic, and installing features to reduce repetitive maintenance activities.

Funding for these projects comes from federal and state gas taxes, including more than $108 million from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. SB 1 funds are used for ongoing maintenance and rehabilitation of the State Highway System.

The $2 billion awarded for future projects will provide funding through 2023 from three programs created by SB 1 to improve the movement of goods, increase mobility options and access to public transit, and support equity and environmental sustainability.

To date, SB 1 funds have enabled Caltrans to fix more than 6,400 lane miles of pavement, 635 bridges and 540,000 feet of culverts. To learn more about SB 1 projects in your community, visit  Rebuilding California - Senate Bill 1.