Caltrans Awards $225 Million for Local Roadway Safety Projects


Sacramento — Caltrans announced today that it is awarding more than $225 million for local projects designed to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries on city and county roads. Funding is provided through the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).

“Safety is always Caltrans’ top priority. These projects will enhance systemwide safety features, including enhancing safety for people who walk and bike, and move us closer to our vision of reaching zero fatalities and serious injuries on roadways throughout the state by 2050.”

Tony Tavares, Caltrans Director

Projects approved today include:

District: 1 - Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino counties
Contact: Manny Machado
Phone: (707) 496-6879

  • Eureka – Install LED stop signs, dynamic speed warning signs, curb extensions, rectangular rapid flashing beacons for pedestrians and sidewalks on Buhne Street between Fairfield and Dean Streets.
  • Humboldt County – Guardrail repair and replacement at various locations on roadways and bridges.
  • Humboldt County – In Willow Creek, install a pedestrian activated flashing beacon crosswalk at the intersection of County Club Road and Terrance Road and a warning flashing sign on Country Club Road.
  • Humboldt County – Install fog lines on rural roads in Humboldt County that are utilized by the Hoopa Valley, Karuk, and Yurok Tribes.
  • Crescent City – Pedestrian crossing improvement projects at various locations, including sidewalks with ADA curb ramps, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, road signs, and updated pavement markings.
  • Ukiah – Traffic signal improvements along with signal re-timing and provide protected left-turn phases at various intersections of State Street, Perkins Street at South Orchard Avenue, East Gobbi Street at South Orchard Avenue and Airport Park Boulevard at Talmage Road.
  • Willits – Install and upgrade regulatory warning signs, new dynamic speed warning signs and center and edge lines on nine roadway segments including portions of North Main Street, Sherwood Road, East Commercial Street, McKinley Street, East San Francisco Avenue, and Hazel Street.
  • Willits – Pedestrian safety improvements including upgrades to signal hardware, install and upgrade signs and crosswalks and pavement markings, Accessible Pedestrian Signal buttons and upgrade controllers and ped signal head mounts along Main St at East San Francisco Street, West Valley Road, and Commercial Street.
  • Mendocino County – Upgrades and replace existing guardrails and end treatments along roadway segments on East Side Potter Valley Road, Point Cabrillo Drive, Babcock Lane, Primrose Drive and Comptche-Ukiah Road.
  • Mendocino County – Installation of advance curve warning signs, pedestrian sidewalks, pathways and crossing improvements at Branscomb Road, Kenny Creek Road, Eastside Calpella Road/Marina Drive-Route 20 on/off ramp, Comptche Ukiah Road/Route 1-Mendocino Headlands State Park, Mountain View Road between Manchester and Boonville, Crawford Road, Foothill Blvd, and South State Street, Laws Avenue and Beacon Lane.
  • Mendocino County – Installation and upgrade of regulatory and warning signs with fluorescent sheeting and the installation of curve signs on horizontal curves, delineators, reflectors, and object markers on roadway segments along Branscomb Road, Eastside Calpella Road, North and South State Street, Sherwood Road, Comptche Ukiah Road, Simpson Lane, Vichy Springs Road, Valley Road, Mountain View Road, Pudding Creek Road, Eel River Road and Henderson Lane.
  • Fort Bragg – Install and upgrade larger stop signs along with intersection warning and regulatory signs, and upgrade pedestrian crossings improvements with enhanced safety features including rectangular rapid flashing beacons at Route 20 at Boatyard Drive, Route 1 at Pine Street, Pudding Creek, at Noyo Point/Harbor, and Harold at Oak.
  • Fort Bragg – Pedestrian safety improvements including high visibility crosswalks, bulb-outs, warning signs and ADA curb ramps at nine intersections and connecting segments on Harold Street between Fir Street and Maple Street.
  • Lake County – Pedestrian crossing improvements including installing solar powered rectangular rapid flashing beacons and LED enhanced crosswalk signs, speed tables, lighting and pavement markings at twelve locations including, Upper Lake, North Lakeport, Lucerne, Lower Lake, Hidden Valley, Middletown and Kelseyville.
  • Lake County – Install solar powered dynamic speed warning signs at 22 locations including Soda Bay Road, Butts Canyon Road, Nice-Lucerne Cutoff Road, Lakeshore Boulevard, Morgan Valley Road, Sulphur Bank Drive, Bottle Rock Road, Scotts Valley Road, New Long Valley Road, Seigler Canyon Road and Spruce Grove Road.
  • Lake County – Robinson Rancheria Street Sign & Guardrail Replacement including new street signage with regulatory, warning and information. Upgrades to guardrails on Acorn Drive and crosswalk improvements on Pomo Way.

“While Caltrans continues to prioritize safety and sustainability on state highways, the Department also recognizes the importance of the local roads connected to those highways. We're excited to serve a role in helping to fund these improvements for counties and incorporated areas in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Lake Counties.”

Matt Brady, District 1 Director

District: 2 - Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties
Contact: Kurt Villavicencio
Phone: (530) 225-3426

  • Lassen Center Road (County Road A27) in Lassen County: Install edge rumble strips, centerline rumble strips and high friction surface treatment along length of corridor and advance curve warning and chevrons signs at two curves. 

“This funding for transportation safety is crucial for improving and maintaining the safety of our District 2 transportation infrastructure. These safety projects will help work towards reducing the number of crashes and fatalities in Lassen County, creating a safer community for everyone.”

Dave Moore, District 2 Director

District: 3 - Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties


District: 4 - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties


District: 5 - Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties
Contact: Alexa Bertola or Kevin Drabinski
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3138

  • $1.3 million in HSIP funds to install reflective backplates and larger signal heads on most of the signalized intersections in the City of Santa Maria except SR 135 (Business 101). The funding will also allow for adjustments to signal timing to increase pedestrian safety.
  • $586,000 in HSIP funds to upgrade 1,875 feet of existing guardrail in compliance with state and federal standards on South Higuera Street between Clover Ridge Lane and Octagon Way in San Luis Obispo and South El Pomar Road between Summit Road and Rancho Road in Templeton.
  • $1.3 million in HSIP funds to install sidewalks and streetlights on San Juan Grade Road between Boronda Road and 600 ft north of Van Buren Avenue in Salinas. The project also includes the installation of radar feedback signs at the road transitions from a rural highway to an urban arterial.
  • $249,000 in HSIP funds to install signage, striping, islands and rectangular rapid flashing beacons at various non-signalized intersections at five locations in Santa Cruz.

“This funding will enhance safety and improve infrastructure in several locations within our district.”

Scott Eades, Caltrans District 5 Director

District: 6 - Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera and Kern counties
Contact: Christian Lukens
Email: District 6 Public Information Office

  • Guardrail Repair Project in Tulare County: $1.04 million project will upgrade existing, damaged, outdated, and destroyed guardrail to current standards at eight locations on Road 192, Road 124, Road 196, Road 152, Avenue 348 and Drive 60. HSIP allocation: $936,540
  • Intersection Enhancement Project in Fresno County: $1.02 million project will install retroreflective back plates, advance stop bars, and leading pedestrian intervals at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Shields Avenue; the project will add intersection lighting and install high visibility crosswalks and a pedestrian hybrid beacon at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Fountain Way. HSIP allocation: $918,900.
  • Street Median Installation Project in Kern County: $900,000 project will install raised street medians on Jewetta Avenue between Hageman Road and Olive Drive, on Camino Media between Gosford Road and the canal, on Hosking Avenue between Akers Road and Hughes Lane, and in several sections of Panama Lane. HSIP allocation: $807,030
  • Intersection Upgrade Project in Madera County: $700,000 project will add intersection lighting, install additional stop signs and other intersection warning/regulatory signage, and add marked crosswalks at nine locations throughout the City of Chowchilla. HSIP allocation: $627,840
  • Intersection Upgrade Project in Kings County: $550,000 project will install left-turn lane, upgrade intersection pavement markings, install flashing beacons at controlled intersections, and install flashing advance warning beacons at six locations in Kings County. HSIP allocation: $497,610

“We are excited to continue strengthening the bond with our local communities, and thrilled to see funding for projects that will benefit all parts of the Central Valley. This funding will help push forward over 30 projects designed to improve safety for all roadway users, and we look forward to seeing them come to fruition.”

Diana Gomez, District 6 Director

District: 7 - Los Angeles and Ventura counties
Contact: Allison Colburn
Phone: (213) 200-8694

  • County of Ventura rumble strip and curve warning sign project. This $6.7 million project received $6 million to install safety features on mid-block segments of county-maintained roadways.
  • City of Long Beach 7th Street pedestrian safety upgrades project. This $4.5 million project received $3.1 million to install pedestrian safety islands (medians) and restrict left turns at minor street crossings along the 7th Street corridor.
  • City of Glendale roadway pedestrian and bike safety improvements project. This $1.5 million project received $1.3 million to install raised medians, bike lanes and raised pedestrian crossings along six roadway segments.

“Even minor upgrades to our roadways can greatly benefit the safety of people traveling by foot or bicycle. Caltrans is proud to partner with our region’s local agencies toward our collective goal of making our transportation systems safer for everyone.”

Gloria Roberts, Acting District 7 Director

District: 8


District: 9 - Inyo, Kern and Mono counties


District: 10 - Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties 
Contact: Anthony Presto
Phone: (209) 986-0859

  • Installation of rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (RRFBs), crosswalks, bulb outs, bike boxes, bicycle video detection, painted buffers and cycle track, median refuge islands and sidewalks, and railroad reconfiguration on various segments along South El Dorado Street between Clayton Avenue and Third Street in Stockton (San Joaquin County). This project received $2.35 million, including $2.1 million in HSIP funds.
  • Installation of systemic pedestrian safety enhancements, including a high-visibility crosswalk, left-turn phasing, curb extensions, raised median, curb ramps, and left turn lanes at Hammer Lane and Lorraine Avenue, Wilson Way and Park Street, and Wilson Way and Waterloo Road in Stockton (San Joaquin County). This project received approximately $2.8 million, including $2.5 million in HSIP funds.
  • A safety improvement project at numerous signalized intersections throughout the City of Tracy (San Joaquin County) received approximately $2.6 million, including $2.3 million in HSIP funds. This project will install a series of traffic signal updates and engineering countermeasures, such as backplates and Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) signal timing.

“We want everyone to get home safely. Whether you drive, bike or walk, everyone needs to be safe when traveling on our region’s transportation network, including city and county streets.”

Dennis T. Agar, District 10 Director

District: 11 - San Diego and Imperial counties
Contact: Barbara Moreno
Phone (619) 688-6670

  • $1.32 million in HSIP funds to improve signal hardware including lenses, back plates with retroreflective borders; install pedestrian countdown signal heads; and modify the signal phasing to implement a leading pedestrian interval at 12 signalized intersections within the city of Escondido. Total project cost of $1.47 million.
  • $534,510 in HSIP funds to install wider separated bike lanes by restriping to add eight-foot buffers; install an enhanced mid-block pedestrian crossing with curb extensions, refuge island, rectangular rapid flashing beacons & streetlights in Carlsbad between Palomar Airport Road and Camino Del Parque. Total project cost $593,900.
  • $548,820 in HSIP funds to install intersection lighting, LED flashing stop signs, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramps, curb extensions, high-visibility crosswalks, and advanced school zone signs at six unsignalized intersections throughout the city of Encinitas. Total project cost $609,800.
  • $1 million in HSIP funds to install traffic signal hardware and communications interconnect system upgrades to improve traffic signal timing and optimize operations at 93 signalized intersections in the city of San Diego. Total project cost $2 million.
  • $1.018 million in HSIP funds to install traffic signal hardware and communication interconnect system upgrades to improve traffic signal timing and optimize operations at 101 signalized intersections in the city of San Diego. Total project cost $2.03 million.
  • $852,930 in HSIP funds to improve signal hardware with back-plates with retroreflective borders, install an advance stop bar before crosswalk (Bicycle Box), and modify signal phasing to implement a Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) at signalized intersections along Highland Avenue from Division Street to 30th Street (excluding 28th Street), along Plaza Boulevard from L Avenue to 8th Street and along National City Boulevard from 4th Street to 24th Street/Miles of Cars Way in the city of National City. Total project cost $947,700.
  • $897,930 in HSIP funds to install activated blank-out signs for leading pedestrian intervals, pedestrian countdown timers, and high visibility crosswalks at 31 intersections in the city of San Diego. Total project cost $997,700.
  • $751,608 in HSIP funds for metal beam guardrail and end-treatment upgrades at various locations throughout San Diego County. Total project cost $963,600.
  • $24,9930 in HSIP funds to install traffic signal mast arm assembly, LED safety lighting, curb bulb out, median curb nose, ADA curb ramps, high visibility crosswalks, and pavement markings at the intersection of Main Street with 8th Street in Imperial County. Total project cost $277,700. 

“We work closely with our San Diego and Imperial partners to find opportunities to proactively incorporate safety enhancements into all projects. This funding allows our region to pursue projects that can help us reimagine our bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure along the state right of way and improve the transportation network for all our communities, no matter how they choose to commute.”

Gustavo Dallarda, Caltrans District 11 Director

District: 12
Contact: Nathan Abler
Phone: (657) 650-5146

  • $249,570 in HSIP funds to replace existing beacons with rectangular rapid flashing beacons near schools at the existing crossings at seven intersections in the City of Orange. Total project cost $277,300.
  • $1,187,910 in HSIP funds to upgrade traffic signals for additional vehicle heads. Install new traffic signal controllers (Leading Pedestrian Interval) and countdown pedestrian head indications at 13 signalized intersections in the City Buena Park. Total project cost $1,319,900.
  • $466,200 in HSIP funds to install protected left-turn phasing to all directions. Install additional vehicle signal heads and leading pedestrian intervals at the intersection of Garden Grove Blvd. & Nelson St. in the City of Garden Grove. Total project cost $518,000.
  • $372,150 in HSIP funds to install protective left-turn phasing to all directions; install additional traffic signal heads; and implement leading pedestrian intervals at the intersection of Garden Grove Blvd. and Newland St. in the City of Garden Grove. Total project cost $413,500.
  • $249,390 in HSIP funds to installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons with enhanced pedestrian safety features (high visibility crosswalk markings, advanced yield lines, curb ramps, and signage) at various locations throughout the City of Mission Viejo. Total project cost $277,100.
  • $675,090 in HSIP funds to install retro-reflective backplates, near-side vehicle heads and other signal upgrades; add striping across intersections for bicycle lanes; implement leading pedestrian intervals at signalized intersections at 18 intersections in the City of Huntington Beach. Total project cost $826,100.
  • $129,960 in HSIP funds for the installation of Class II bike lanes on Heather Ridge between Pacific Park Drive and Avila Road in the City of Laguna Niguel. Total project cost $144,400.
  • $3,906,090 in HSIP funds to install retro-reflective backplates and upgrade 8-inch signal heads to 12-inch signal heads; implement leading pedestrian intervals; install countdown pedestrian signal heads; install emergency vehicle preemption systems; and install battery backup systems at 129 city-owned and maintained traffic signals throughout the City of Costa Mesa. Total project cost $4,340,100.
  • $224,640 in HSIP funds to install solar-powered rectangular rapid flashing beacons to improve pedestrian safety at 12 uncontrolled crosswalks with high pedestrian volumes at various locations adjacent to schools, parks, and trails throughout the City of Anaheim. Total project cost $249,600.
  • $79,290 in HSIP funds to install edge lines on 10 local roadway segments as a safety countermeasure for traffic calming and mitigating vehicular crashes in the City of Anaheim. Total project cost $88,100.

A total of 282 projects from 155 local agencies will receive HSIP funds for safety enhancements that include pedestrian crossing enhancements, bike safety improvements and new traffic signals, roundabouts, turn lanes, rumble strips and guardrails. Caltrans awards these grants every other year to cities, counties and tribal governments.

Caltrans is using the Safe System approach – which emphasizes multiple layers of protection, including safer road designs – to achieve its goal of reducing to zero the number of fatalities and serious injuries on state roadways by 2050. Caltrans’ adoption of the Safe System approach builds on its ongoing work to embed safety in the state’s transportation system, and for that reason all transportation projects the department funds or oversees now must include “complete street” features that provide safe and accessible options for people walking, biking and taking transit.

More information on the program is available at Caltrans’ HSIP page, including a full list of approved projects.