California Transportation Commission Allocates $924 Million to Improve Transportation

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Contact: Local Caltrans District Office

$458 million of the funding comes from SB 1

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) at its May meeting allocated more than $924 million for projects to improve critical transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Nearly half of this major investment – $458 million – comes from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“Caltrans is building a brighter future through a transportation network that serves all Californians. This significant investment will help us fortify and enhance our state’s vast network of highways, bridges, transit facilities, bikeways and pedestrian routes.”

Toks Omishakin, Caltrans Director 

Projects approved today include:

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Projects approved today in Plumas, Modoc, Lassen and Siskiyou counties include:

  • The Plumas 70 Permanent Restoration project near Pulga, along State Route (SR) 70 at various locations, which will stabilize roadway embankments, and repair rock slope protection.
  • The A13 at Route 36 Safety project near Chester, which will provide intersection improvements, and construct a roundabout. 
  • The Modoc 139 Drainage project near Canby, north of Howards Gulch Bridge to south of Clear Lake Road at various locations. The project will improve drainage facilities by repairing or replacing culverts.
  • The South Susanville Gateway project between Johnstonville Rd and East Riverside Drive in the City of Susanville, which will construct sidewalks, ADA compliant ramps, curb gutter, widen shoulders, and provide safety lighting. 
  • The Lassen County Road rehab projects, at various locations along Punkin Center Rd, and near the Nevada border along SR 395, providing rehabilitated roadways.
  • The City of Tulelake Street Improvement project, which will construct drainage, base repair and overlays to numerous streets throughout the City of Tulelake.

Projects approved in District 3 include:

  • Nevada County: $4 million was allocated for a project on State Route 20 from Missouri Bar Road to Washington Road that will improve safety and operations by widening the roadway for left-turn pockets and roadway turnouts. 
  • Nevada County: $44.9 million was allocated for the Omega Curves safety project on State Route 20, which will realign curves, widen shoulders, add turnouts, construct animal crossings and improve the clear recovery zone at various locations between the White Cloud Campground and Lowell Hill. 
  • Sacramento County: $4.5 million was allocated for a project to install connector ramp meters, Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV), and Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVP) at the Interstate 5/State Route 99 Interchange and the eastbound Route 51 (Capital City Freeway)/State Route 160 Interchange. 
  • Butte County: $2.6 million was allocated to replace fire-damaged culverts on State Route 70 between Pinkston Canyon Road/Big Bend Road and the North Fork Feather River Bridge.

State and local projects receiving funding from Senate Bill 1 include:

  • Nevada County: $100,000 to the City of Nevada City to rehabilitate roadway and widen and enhance sidewalks at intersections to provide safe, convenient and efficient pedestrian access within the Downtown Historic District. 
  • Sutter County: $2.8 million to Yuba City for the Bridge Street Widening and Complete Streets Project. The project will include ADA-accessible sidewalks, bicycle pathways, and dedicated crosswalks for pedestrian and bicyclists. 
  • Butte County: $1.5 million to the City of Chico for the Little Chico Creek Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Connection at Community Park. The project connects a disadvantaged community to the City bike network, nearby schools, parks, and transit facilities.
  • Sacramento County: $3.5 million to Sacramento County for Phase 1 of the Folsom Boulevard Complete Street Improvements project. The project will construct safe and unobstructed sidewalks, pedestrian safety lighting, accessible curb ramps and pedestrian signal improvements.
  • El Dorado County: $744,000 to the City of South Lake Tahoe to design and construct a Class I bike trail, ADA compliant ramps, and pathway lighting along a section of Lake Tahoe Blvd from the Intersection of Viking Way (D Street) to State Route 50. 

Projects approved in Santa Barbara, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz counties include:

  • $18 million to grind and resurface the pavement, upgrade curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities standards (ADA) on State Route 135 from Lakeview Road to US 101 in Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County.

  • $12 million to replace the Old Creek Bridge on Highway 1 near Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo County. This project will also include improved bridge rails, guardrail, highway shoulders and rock slope protection.

  • $1.9 million to install Accessible Pedestrian Systems (push buttons), countdown pedestrian signals and crosswalk signs to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in various locations on State Routes 135 and 246 and US 101 in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Projects approved today in District 6 include:

  • Roadway Rehabilitation Project on State Route 58 in Kern County: $11 million will rehabilitate pavement by grinding and overlaying with rubberized asphalt, repair drainage systems, and upgrade Transportation Management System (TMS) elements near McKittrick from the San Luis Obispo County line to State Route 33.
  • Roadway Rehabilitation Project on State Route 119 in Kern County: $6.3 million will rehabilitate roadway with asphalt pavement, reconstruct ramp termini at Southbound State Route 99 off-ramp with concrete pavement, widen intersections and shoulders to meet current standards, add bicycle lanes, add a median lane to accommodate two-way turning, install drainage inlets and stormwater basin, and upgrade ADA ramps to current standards from 0.1 miles east of Ashe Road to the State Route 99 separation.

Projects approved in Los Angeles County include:

  • Transforming California - Bus Electrification Service Expansion & Rail Integration: Procurement of twenty zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell buses and supporting infrastructure to improve service frequency. This will create a continuous transit corridor between the Pomona Metrolink station and the El Monte station and provide improved service to disadvantaged communities. $5 million.
  • Union Street Cycle Track: The City of Pasadena will install a 1.5-mile, two-way, protected cycle track on Union Street from Hill Avenue to Arroyo Parkway, including necessary signal modifications. A bicycle boulevard will connect Union Street along Holliston Avenue to Cordova Street's bicycle lanes. $5.6 million.
  • Montalvo SRTS Cypress Point Gap Closure and Complete Streets Project - City of Ventura: Provide path gap closure at Cypress Point Class Trail and Telephone Road. Add safety feature for sidewalk and bicycle infrastructure and connecting Complete Street Corridor that will promote maximum bikeability. $1.1 million.
  • In Malibu, from 0.2 mile south to 0.3 mile north of 35490 Las Flores Canyon Road. Install protected left-turn signal phases for southbound movements; extend left-turn lane; upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards; and upgrade signal poles, mast arms, and hardware. $1.46 million.
  • State Route 2 in Angeles National Forest, from Bay Tree Road to Big Pines Highway at various locations. Upgrade existing guardrail, install new guardrail, and install stormwater treatment to reduce the number and severity of collisions. $20.4 million.

Projects approved in Riverside and San Bernardino counties include:

  •  RCTC – Interstate 15 in and near Temecula and Murrieta: Allocated $1.2 million to install ramp meters

  • Caltrans – State Route 18 in and near Adelanto to LA County Line: Pavement rehabilitation project in Adelanto. $16.35 million

  • Caltrans – Interstate 10 in and near Cathedral City to SR 111: Install pavement markers and delineation to reduce wrong-way collisions. $591,000 

  • Caltrans – Interstate 10 State Roadside Rest Areas: Install Zero Emission Vehicle Electric Charging Stations near Banning and Blythe. $1.3 million 

  • Caltrans – Interstate 15 in Wildomar and Murrieta: Add maintenance vehicle pullouts, gore and slope paving, and vegetation control. $445,000 

  • Caltrans – Interstate 15 in Jurupa Valley: Add maintenance vehicle pullouts, gore and slope paving, and vegetation control. $746,000 

  • Caltrans – State Route 79 near San Jacinto: Construct concrete median barrier and ground in rumble strips. $1.13 million 

  • Caltrans – Route 395 near Hesperia: Construct 4-foot median, rumble strips, standard shoulders. $1.3 million

  • Caltrans – Various locations: Upgrade Changeable Message Signs (CMS). $1.95 million

  • Caltrans – Interstate 10 in and near Coachella. Construct truck climbing lane. $200.4 million

  • City of Indio/RCTC – Herbert Hoover Elementary pedestrian improvements. $2.6 million 

  • City of Ontario/SBCTA – Pedestrian improvements around Haynes, Vista Grande, and Oaks schools. $4.7 million 

  • SBCTA – Safe routes to school improvements in Muscoy. $112,000

In District 9 on U. S. Highway 395 near Bridgeport, from south of Route 182 to Buckeye Road, a $1.4 million, 9.1 lane mile project will rehabilitate pavement, upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, replace guardrail, and rehabilitate drainage systems. This funding has been allocated for the Project Approval and Environmental Document phase of this project. Construction on this project is several years out.  

Projects approved in District 10 include:

  • A project in the city of Sonora in Tuolumne County received nearly $350,000. The workers will improve accessibility by constructing pedestrian, bicycle, landscape, and transit improvements that meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. They also will add amenities, such as lighting, gateway signage, bike racks and security cameras on the Washington-Stockton Corridor to Sonora Creek. 
  • A project on California Street between Miner Avenue and 8th Street in Stockton received nearly $4.5 million. The workers will install five miles of bicycle lanes and reduce the road from four to two auto lanes along a high bike traffic corridor without existing bike facilities.
  • A project in the city of Stockton at a key freight rail corridor that connects to the Port of Stockton and markets throughout California received more than $20 million. The workers will construct a flyover structure that will span the length of the “Stockton Diamond,” an at-grade crossing of two BNSF Railway and two Union Pacific Railroad Fresno subdivision mainline tracks. The structure will provide vertical clearance required by both railroads, eliminating the interference between the freight railroads at this location. The project is anticipated to impact up to 15 at-grade local road crossings with potential improvements to include closures, updates to existing crossing infrastructure, and grade separations.

Projects approved in San Diego and Imperial counties include:

  • $6,358,000 to construct Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVPs), pave beyond gore areas, install signpost support systems, relocate irrigation controllers and reduce maintenance-intensive landscaping to reduce maintenance and improve highway worker safety in El Cajon on Interstate 8 from Grossmont Boulevard Los Coches Road.
  • $5,108,000 to construct Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVPs), pave beyond gore areas, install signpost support systems, relocate irrigation controllers and reduce maintenance-intensive landscaping to reduce maintenance and improve highway worker safety in the city of San Diego on State Route 52 (SR-52) from Interstate 5 to Convoy Street; and also on Interstate 805 (I-805) from SR-52 to Governor Drive.
  • $5,094,000 to construct Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVPs), pave beyond gore areas, install signpost support systems, relocate irrigation controllers and reduce maintenance-intensive landscaping to reduce maintenance and improve highway worker safety In Lemon Grove on State Route 125 (SR-125) from the Elkelton Place Undercrossing to the State Route 94/125 Separation.
  • $2,712,000 to convert potable irrigation systems to recycled water in Chula Vista on I-805 from the Main Street Undercrossing to Palomar Street Overcrossing.
  • $6,744,000 to construct a southbound auxiliary lane In Carlsbad on I-5 from Palomar Airport Road to Cannon Road.
  • $40,000,000 for the I-5 North Coast Corridor High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Extension to construct one HOV lane in each direction and soundwalls in Carlsbad on I-5 from Palomar Airport Road to State Route 78.  
  • $400,000 to the city of Vista to provide safe and accessible corridors with increased walking and bicycling facilities connecting residents to schools, parks, healthcare, facilities and new bike/pedestrian signal between East Drive and East Vista Way and between Bobier Drive and California Avenue.
  • $747,000 to city of Escondido for the Escondido Creek Trail Transit Center Bicycle Path Improvement Project that will provide a convenient corridor away from busy roadways and allow a direct connection between neighborhoods between Quince Street and Harmony Grove Road.
  • $1,100,000 for the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor to improve safety and reliability by replacing outdated signal train control equipment. Improve on-time performance for NCTD and rail partners on the LOSSAN Corridor resulting from upgraded equipment, and to ensure NCTD's signal system is prepared to handle future increases in service.
  • $13,316,000 to the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System for the Blue Line Rail Corridor Transit Enhancements to purchase 11 zero-emission (battery electric) buses to service the new Iris Rapid Route (Route 925) connecting passengers from Otay Mesa to the Iris Avenue Trolley Station.
  • $567,000 to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) for the San Onofre to Pulgas Double Track in Camp Pendleton along the LOSSAN corridor, from MP 216.5 to MP 218.1, construct 1.6 miles of additional second main track capacity adjacent to the main track, including new bridges at MP 217.3 and MP 218.
  • $7,841,000 to the Imperial County Transportation Commission for the Calexico East Port of Entry Truck Crossing Improvement.

Projects approved in District 12, Orange County include:

  • Costa Mesa: A little over $11.6 million has been allocated for a project to strengthen the foundation and enhance the reliability and safety of the SR-55 connector to SR-73.

  • Anaheim: Just over $22 million has been allocated for a project to rehabilitate the pavement, extending the pavement service life and improving ride quality for about 10 miles of SR-241 in Anaheim.

  • Dana Point: $250,000 allocated to a project to upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and add Class II bike lanes, crosswalks, and mixed-use sidewalks.

  • Santa Ana/Orange: $650,000 allocated to upgrade signs, pavement delineation, lengthen lane reduction to improve merging, and install traffic count station on Interstate 5 from south of SR-22 to just north of City Drive/State College Boulevard.

  • North County: Nearly $2 million to add safety lighting, replace pavement delineation, and add route shields. For 11 miles on SR-57.

  • Anaheim/Placentia: Just over $1.6 million to rehabilitate pavement/culverts, upgrade lighting and Transportation Management System elements on SR-91 from Acacia Street to La Palma Avenue.

  • Anaheim: Almost $2.7 million to rehabilitate pavement, upgrade TMS elements, and make highway worker safety improvements on SR-91 from La Palma Avenue to SR-55.

  • Anaheim: $570,000 to upgrade TMS elements/lighting and make highway worker safety improvements on SR-91 from SR-55 to just west of SR-90.

  • Central & South County: Just over $3.5 million to rehabilitate bridge decks,  bridge joints, and approach slabs to preserve service life on 10 bridges along more than 10 miles of SR-73. 

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit rebuildingca.ca.gov.

For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.