State Invests $571 Million in Expanded Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Routes

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Contact: Local Caltrans District Office

SACRAMENTOThe California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $571 million to address transportation needs throughout the state, an investment that will help repair highways and bridges and enhance California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes.

"Expanding access to safe walkways, bicycle routes and convenient transit options, in addition to maintaining our highways, advances the state’s efforts to address climate change and improve the quality of life for all Californians."

Toks Omishakin, Caltrans Director

Approved Projects by Caltrans District

Projects approved today in the District 2 area include:

State and local projects approved in Sacramento and Butte counties include:

  • Sacramento County: $2.2 for the Sacramento County Street Rehabilitation Project in Fair Oaks and Orangevale. Improvements include sidewalk repairs and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps.
  • Sacramento County: $1.3 for the Sacramento County Street Rehabilitation Project in Arden Arcade, Carmichael and Rio Linda. Improvements include sidewalk repairs.
  • Sacramento County: $6.5 million for a Caltrans project to install fiber optic cable and wireless communications systems on U.S. Highway 50 in the Rancho Cordova, Folsom and El Dorado Hills areas.
  • Butte County: $10.9 million for a Caltrans project to install fiber optic cable and wireless communications systems on State Route 99 from Southgate Avenue to Garner Lane in Chico.

Projects approved in the Bay Area include:

  • Doolittle Drive Bay Trail by East Bay Regional Parks District $4 million to close a gap in the SF Bay Trail along Doolittle Drive in Oakland. Safe bicycle and pedestrian access is absent along this segment, which connects Oakland to the City of Alameda.

Projects approved in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties include:

A $3 million allocation to install a Transportation Management System which will include Electronic Message Boards, Closed Circuit Television Cameras and traffic loop detectors on US 101 from north of Reservoir Canyon Road to north of the Paso Robles Overhead and on Hwy. 46 West between Theater Drive and Union Road in San Luis Obispo County. This project will help reduce congestion and improve operational efficiency.

Projects approved in Los Angeles County include:

  • Transportation Management Systems Improvements - $20.9 Million
    Upgrade the existing Transportation Management System (TMS) elements to improve traffic monitoring, data transmission, and network connectivity at the Los Angeles Regional Transportation Management Center (LARTMC) and communication hubs on State Route 1 at the McClure Tunnel, I-10, US-101, and I-105. This project will provide more accurate travel information and help manage congestion.

  • State Route 2 Complete Street Improvements - $5.2 Million

    Along sections of State Route 2 (Santa Monica Boulevard) in and near the city of Los Angeles: plane and overlay pavement, upgrade curb ramps, reconstruct curb and gutter, construct bus pads and bicycle and intersection improvements as complete streets elements, and replace traffic signals at several locations.

  • Marvin Braude Beach Trail Gap Closure Project - $1.8 Million 
    Install 1/2 mile of 17-foot wide walkway adjacent to Marvin Braude Bike Trail to close the gap between Pacific Palisades and the City of Santa Monica. This will provide pedestrians and bicyclists a continuous walkway and provide a safe alternative to the Pacific Coast Highway.

  • Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion Chatsworth Station - $3.6 Million
    (SCORE) improvements for the Chatsworth Station. The project includes walkway and pedestrian crossing installations. This will help enable the 30-minute service patterns on the San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura, and Los Angeles Trunk Lines. It will help increase ridership, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve safety, and improve regional system integration.
  • Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion Burbank - $1.1 Million
    (SCORE) improvements for the Burbank Junction. The design will allow for increased train speeds, increased turnout sizes, the ability to handle additional trains through Burbank Junction, and 30-minute headways.
  • Alondra Active Transportation Improvement Project - $138,000
    Alondra Boulevard between Studebaker Road and Pioneer Boulevard just north of Cerritos College. Alondra Boulevard is a four-lane road that acts as a main thoroughfare for nearly 24,000 Cerritos College students and over 18,000 Norwalk La Mirada Adult School students. Design and construct 12,000 linear feet bicycle lanes and improve 2,000 linear feet of sidewalk on Alondra Boulevard. This project is part of a long-range project identified in the Gateway Cities 2014 Strategic Transportation Plan to create over 14 miles of bike lanes along this corridor.

Projects approved in San Bernardino and Riverside counties include:

  • SBCTA/City of Hesperia - Ranchero Road Widening Project ($16.095 million): The Ranchero Road Projects western limits along Ranchero Road begin approximately 1,000 feet east of Mariposa Road and extend to Seventh Avenue to the east for approximately 5 miles. Within the project limits, approximately 3 miles are within the County's jurisdiction, from the westerly project limits to Topaz Avenue, and the City's jurisdiction consists of approximately 2 miles of the proposed project from Topaz Avenue to Seventh Avenue. The Ranchero Road Widening Project will consist of widening 5 miles of Ranchero Road from two to four lanes to include features such as demolition of the existing bridge and construction of a new bridge over DWR's California Aqueduct, widening of an UPRR at-grade crossing, and signalization of three intersections, two of which will require accommodating existing high voltage transmission lines belonging to SCE.
  • RCTC/Riverside County - El Toro Road-Dexter Avenue Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Project ($410,000): El Toro Rd/Dexter Avenue; In the unincorporated area of Warm Springs and in the City of Lake Elsinore just north east of I-15 at Central Ave. Construct 5,748 feet of sidewalk, curb and gutter on El Toro/Dexter from Carmella Court to 630' N of Central Avenue including 7 new curb ramps and a new crosswalk and 2 flashing beacons.
  • SBCTA/San Bernardino County - Sunburst Avenue Class II Bike Lanes, Joshua Tree ($942,000): Sunburst Avenue from the terminus of the Class I bike path to north approximately 1.5 miles to Calle Los Amigos, in the unincorporated community Joshua Tree. Install bike lanes on Sunburst Avenue from the terminus of the Class I bike path, widening and striping travel lanes.

Projects approved in District 10 include:

  • A project located in historic downtown Sonora will replace the existing sidewalk, curbs, and gutters. The project will design, construct and shorten high visibility crosswalks. It will realign the Snell Street approach to improve sight distance and includes traffic calming features to slow vehicular traffic in the project area. It will provide a safer path for locals and visitors, encouraging walking as an alternative mode of travel, reducing private vehicle travel and improving air quality.
  • A project in Stockton and Lodi, at various locations from south of Arch Road to the South Lodi Over-crossing, received $3 million. Workers will pave areas behind the gore and slopes to reduce maintenance and improve highway worker safety.
  • A project near El Portal and Yosemite National Park, west of South Fork Merced River received more than $30 million. This is the first phase to remove talus from the rockslide at the Ferguson Rock Shed project site. A subsequent phase will fund the construction of a rock shed at this location.

Projects approved in San Diego and Imperial counties include:

  • $7 million allocation to install cable barriers and upgrade guardrail to reduce the severity of injuries, along 15 miles of Interstate 5, between Oceanside and the San Diego/Orange County Border.
  • $3.7 million allocation to improve highway worker safety by constructing Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts, paving areas beyond gore, upgrading guardrail, installing concrete barrier/crash cushions, relocating irrigation/electrical equipment and upgrading curb ramps to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, along three miles of State Route 94, within the cities of San Diego and Lemon Grove.
  • $60,000 to rehabilitate a 1/4 mile of streets within the City of Holtville in Imperial County, by placing asphalt rubber hot mix to accommodate high truck traffic levels, upgrade curb, gutter, and sidewalk along the east side of the roadway.

Funding for the projects approved today comes from federal and state gas taxes, including more than $159 million from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. To learn more about SB 1 projects in your community, visit Rebuilding California - Senate Bill 1.