California Invests $1.4 Billion for Transportation Improvements


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SB 1 provides $884 million of funding

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $1.4 billion for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for more than half of this investment – $884 million.

“California continues to make significant investments in fixing our roads, highways, bridges and transit systems. SB 1 is critical to making these repairs and upgrades, while also supporting thousands of jobs that are essential for our economy.”

Toks Omishakin, Caltrans Director 

Projects approved today include:

  • Approximately $34.3M toward pavement, guardrail, and ADA upgrades on U.S. 101 in Humboldt County near Trinidad. 
  • Approximately $37.8M toward replacing two bridges on Route 20 in Mendocino County near Ukiah. 
  • Approximately $25.9M toward storm damage on Route 1 in Mendocino County near Dos Rios. 
  • Approximately $12.2M toward bridge upgrades on Routes 29, 175, and 20 in Lake County. 
  • The Siskiyou 5 CRZ project near Mt. Shasta, Weed, and Yreka, along Interstate 5 at various locations, which will improve the clear recovery zone, extend culverts, and install rock slope protection and guardrails.
  • The Champlin Slough bridge project near Los Molinos along State Route 99 in Tehama County. The project will replace the bridge, install rock slope protection, replace guardrails and reconstruct the roadway. 
  • The Dunsmuir Road Rehab project near Hope Lane, Apple Street and Branstetter Avenue adjacent to Interstate 5. This project will rehabilitate roadways to include digouts, overlays, and drainage improvements. 
  • The Jackson Ranch Road Rehab project in Siskiyou county near Weed, which will rehabilitate roadways. 
  • The Wildwood Road Reconstruction, Segment 1 project near Hayfork in Trinity County, which will realign and widen the roadway. 
  • The Siskiyou Regional Active Transportation Plan project, which includes all unincorporated communities within the county. This project will create a comprehensive regional active transportation plan for the county, that will identify priority active transportation needs.

Active Transportation Projects approved  today include :

  • $290,000 for the City of Santa Barbara to install 0.65 miles of new Class II buffered bike lanes as well as curb extensions at six intersections and 210-feet of sidewalk infill to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians at Upper De La Vina Street.
  • $647,000 for the City of Watsonville for bike and pedestrian safety education as part of the Safer Access to Pájaro Valley High School and Beyond. Includes commitment over a 4-year period for engagement to inspire, educate, and activate community members to use active transportation.

Infrastructure Projects approved today include:

  • $8 million for a pavement rehabilitation project on Hwy. 68 near Pacific Grove and Monterey. Project will extend the pavement service life of the roadway and improve safety and ride quality, and facilities will be upgraded to ADA standards.
  • $3 million for project on Hwy. 9 near Brookdale in Santa Cruz County to construct a viaduct extension, retaining wall, roadway restoration, and establishment of permanent erosion control.
  • $12 million for a roundabout project near Hollister at the intersection of State Routes 25 and 156 to improve safety and to reduce the number and severity of collisions.
  • Transportation Management System Project on State Routes 41, 99, 168 and 180 in Fresno County: $16 million will upgrade and add new Transportation Management System (TMS) elements to improve traffic monitoring, data transmission, and public communication along various sections of State Routes 41, 99, 168 and 180.
  • Rest Area Maintenance Project on State Route 99 in Tulare County: $6.5 million will upgrade facilities potable water, sewer and irrigation in compliance with state statutes and regulatory requirements at the Philip S. Raine Safety Roadside Rest Area on both Northbound and Southbound State Route 99.
  • Bridge Replacement Project on State Route 245 in Tulare County: $18 million will replace bridges to upgrade to current standards, facilitate bike lane shoulders and upgrade guard rail at the Yokohl Creek Bridge and Kaweah River Bridge on State Route 245.
  • State Route 14 Lane Replacement and Upgrade: In the Cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, from Technology Drive to the Kern County line. Replacement of distressed lanes and shoulders, upgrade guardrail, ramps, sign panels, curb ramps, traffic loop detectors and facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. This project will improve safety and ride quality. $147.4 million.
  • State Route 2 Construct Bus Pads, Bicycle Lanes and Intersections Improvements: City of Los Angeles, from Centinela Avenue to Cotner Avenue, North La Brea Avenue to North Oxford Avenue and North Hollywood Boulevard to Allesandro Street. Grind and overlay pavement, upgrade curb ramps, reconstruct curb and gutter as complete streets elements and relocate nine signal poles. $1.31 million.
  • Interstate 5 Slope Stabilization Project: Castaic, from Lake Hughes Road Undercrossing to 1.9 miles north of Templin Highway. Replacement of approach slabs, upgrade drainage systems, guardrail. Repair and stabilize slope by performing rock scaling, installing geogrid and constructing soldier pile walls. $39.1 million.
  • County of Ventura El Rio Pedestrian Improvement and Safe Route to School Project: Installation of sidewalks, curbs, gutters, water-retention areas, curb extensions and intersection improvements. $222,000.
  • City of Los Angeles - Connecting Canoga Park Through Safety and Urban Cooling Improvements: Installation of 7 miles of pedestrian and cyclist improvements within the heart of the Canoga Park community connecting residents with local destinations and the regional transit & trail system. $3.6 million.
  • City of Palmdale - Complete Streets and Safe Routes Project: Intersection improvements and the construction of 18,200 feet of bike lanes, 8,000 feet of sidewalk, 16 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps and 33 enhanced crosswalks to provide continuous bike lanes and sidewalks on Avenue R. $5.2 million.
  • City of Lancaster - Pedestrian Gap Closure Improvements: Various Locations between 25th Street West to 20th Street East approximately 13.6 square miles of construction of curbs, gutters, and sidewalk improvements to close the gap in existing improvements. $5.1 million.
  • Interstate 40 near Needles: Regrade median cross slope, upgrade drainage. $19.3 million.
  • State Route 60 in Chino: At Ramona Avenue overcrossing, improve freight corridor by removing vertical clearance constraint for trucks. $11.8 million.
  • Interstate 15 near Murrieta: From Murrieta Hot Springs to Bundy Canyon, upgraded Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) facilities. $1.2 million.
  • State Route 60 Jurupa Valley/Riverside: Install ramp meters and other Transportation Management Systems (TMS) elements, widen ramps for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) bypass, upgrade ADA facilities. $2.1 million.
  • Various Routes (10, 15, 60, 62 and 215): Upgrade changeable message signs (CMS), guardrail shielding, and construct Maintenance pull outs. $1.5 million.
  • Interstate 215 in Colton: Rehab pavement, upgrade safety devices, upgrade ADA facilities. $1.3 million.
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC): Cabazon Safe Routes to School Side Safety Improvements. $788,000.
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC): Southeast Eastvale SRTS Equitable Access Project. $150,000.
  • Cemetery Pavement Project – Funding has been allocated for the design phase of this SB 1 funded, $10.195 million pavement rehabilitation project, located on U.S. Hwy 395 in Mono County near Mono City. This project will rehabilitate a 2.7-mile section of the highway with new pavement, shoulder backing, asphalt dikes, upgraded guardrail, signage, and striping, and skip shoulder and centerline rumble strip.
  • Sonora Junction Shoulders – Funding has been allocated for the design and right of way phase of this $20.116 million project, located on U.S. Hwy 395, scheduled to reduce the number and severity of incidents by improving safety and operations for the traveling public. Proposed work includes wildlife exclusion fencing and undercrossings, widening shoulders, correcting cross-slopes, upgrading drainage and guardrail, and installing retaining walls and shoulder rumble strip.
  • A project located in Manteca and Lathrop in San Joaquin County received more than $6 million. This project will install fiber optic cable as part of the Transportation Management System (TMS) to improve communication performance for the Regional Transportation Management Center.
  • A project located at Bull Creek Road near Briceberg in Mariposa County received more than $3 million dollars. The workers will repair slope slipout and erosion damage at large culvert pipe outlet by installing rock slope protection (RSP).
  • A project located from south of Hammett Road to north of Yosemite Avenue in and near Manteca, Ripon and Salida in San Joaquin County received $826,000. The workers will pave areas behind the gore, construct Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVPs), and slope pave beneath abutments. This project will reduce maintenance and enhance highway worker safety.
  •  $720,000 for a project to improve worker safety on State Route 1 (SR-1, Pacific Coast Highway) in Dana Point by installing maintenance vehicle pullouts, relocating roadside facilities away from traffic, and managing stormwater drainage.
  • $2.24 million for a project to install safety lighting and upgrade the median barrier, drainage systems, and signs on SR-22 (Garden Grove Freeway) in the cities of Garden Grove, Westminster, and Orange.
  • $7.4 million for a project to add one mixed flow lane on northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) from the I-405 truck bypass onramp to Yale Street in the city of Irvine. 

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.

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