$100 Million Also Added to Major Damage Restoration and Preservation
SACRAMENTO – The California Transportation Commission allocated more than $402 million for 74 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects throughout California, including $320.2 million for 29 fix-it-first projects funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“Almost half of the SB 1 funded projects in this round of allocations are bridge projects,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “Caltrans is committed to repairing and replacing more than 500 bridges by 2027 to extend their service life.”
The SB 1 funded projects will improve more than 60 bridges and 244 lane miles of pavement, upgrade 608 congestion reducing devices, and repair eight culverts to prevent flooding on highways.
Area state highway projects allocated SB 1 funds include:
- Paving and Accessibility Project on State Route 99 in Sacramento County: $50.9 million pavement project will install rumble strips, upgrade curb ramps and sidewalks, and improve 70.5 lane miles of State Route 99 at various locations from the Sacramento/San Joaquin County line to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the city of Sacramento. The project was allocated $47.9 million.
- Bridge Replacement Project on State Route 70 in Yuba County: $88.6 million bridge project will replace the Simmerly Slough Bridge on State Route 70 north of Marysville. The project was allocated $82.8 million.
- Traffic Management Systems Project: $15.5 million traffic management systems project will install electrical cabinets, guardrail, construct maintenance vehicle pullouts, and repair and install permanent Automatic Vehicle Classification data collection stations at various locations in multiple counties including: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba. The project was allocated $13.3 million.
- Seismic Retrofit Bridge Project on Interstate 5 and State Route 160: $38.7 million bridge project will modify the existing structures at the Sacramento River Bridge and North Sacramento Undercrossing on State Route 160 in Sacramento County, and Mokelumne River Bridge on Interstate 5 in San Joaquin County. The project will make the bridges more resistant to seismic activity, soil failure or ground motion due to earthquakes. The project was allocated $30 million.
After a year full of storms, flooding and wildfires, the CTC also approved Resolution G-19-09, which will increase the SHOPP Major Damage Restoration Reservation by an additional $100 million to meet the current level of emergency contracts being received. The increase will change the reservation fund from $540 million to $640 million for the fiscal year 2018-2019. To date, Caltrans has 179 emergency contracts totaling more than $625 million, and there are still 26 pending emergency contacts that amount to more than $80 million. The work done under these contracts are focused on reopening the roads and other facilities as safely and quickly as possible.
Other SB 1 funding included nearly $17.5 million for the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program, which is dedicated to projects that will improve truck corridors, border access, the freight rail systems, the capacity and efficiency of ports, and highways to better handle and move freight.
More than $5.3 million of SB 1 funding was also allocated to the Local Partnership Program (LPP) to help match investments that local communities have made in their region through voter-approved transportation tax measures.
In addition, the CTC approved an allocation of more than $11.3 million in SB 1 funds for 12 locally administered Active Transportation Program (ATP) projects, which range from improving sidewalks and bicycle lanes to creating safer routes to school for children who ride their bicycles or walk to school.
For a complete list of the ATP, LPP, and SHOPP projects allocated funds, among other items from the May meeting visit:http://catc.ca.gov/meetings/2019/2019-05/Yellows/Revised_Complete_Book(1452).pdf.
SHOPP is the state highway system’s "fix-it-first" program that funds safety improvements, emergency repairs, highway preservation and operational highway upgrades. A significant portion of the funding for this program comes from SB 1.
Since SB 1 was signed into law April 2017, Caltrans has repaired or replaced 109 bridges and paved more than 1,300 lane miles of the state highway system.
SB 1 invests approximately $5.4 billion per year to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California as well as strategically investing in transit. These funds are split equally between state and local projects and will allow Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts on the state highway system by 2027.
More information and updates on these and other projects can be found on Caltrans’ social media channels:http://www.dot.ca.gov/paffairs/social-media.html.
Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov/.