SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated more than $1.6 billion in state and federal funding that will continue transforming and improving transportation infrastructure throughout the state. The allocation includes nearly $500 million in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and more than $89 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“The infrastructure projects funded with these state and federal dollars will benefit all Californians by reducing climate impacts, improving equity and access, and increasing traveler safety,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “These transformative investments are giving Caltrans the tools it needs to rebuild California.”
Projects the CTC approved include:
- In Yuba City: $153,000 in SB 1 funds to extend the Sutter Bicycle Path from Hooper Road to Harter Parkway on the north side of Jefferson Avenue and on Harter Parkway from Butte House Road to Spirit Way.
- In Elk Grove: $980,000 in IIJA funds for the Kammerer Road extension, which includes modifying the Interstate 5-Hood Franklin Road interchange and constructing a railroad grade separation at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
- In El Dorado County: $1.4 million for improvements to the Pony Express Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail, including the addition of 1.7 miles of bike lanes, reconstruction of pedestrian facilities and installation of flashing beacons.
- In Yuba County: $2.7 million for the Cedar Lane Elementary School Safe Routes to School program in West Linda. Improvements include new sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes and curb ramps.
- Sierra County Local Transportation Commission: $21,000 for project planning, programming, and monitoring.
- State Route 70 in Yuba County: $14.6 million, including $12.9 million in IIJA funds, to build a new pump plant at the SR-70 Marysville railroad undercrossing and reconstruct an existing pump plant at the SR-70 Binney Junction railroad undercrossing.
The IIJA, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” is a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation's infrastructure to improve the sustainability and resiliency of our energy, water, broadband and transportation systems. Since November 2021, California has received $20 billion in federal infrastructure funding. That includes more than $15 billion in federal transportation funding to upgrade the state’s roads, bridges, rail, public transit, airports, electric vehicle charging network, ports and waterways. These transportation investments alone have already created nearly 48,000 jobs.
The influx of federal funding is on top of California’s multiyear infrastructure investments in transit and intercity rail projects, safe walking and biking options, and upgrades to the state’s economy-powering supply chain, in addition to SB 1, which provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually that is shared equally between 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.
To provide Californians with the latest news and information on state and federal infrastructure investments, Caltrans expanded RebuildingCA.ca.gov – the website tracking the progress of SB 1 – to contain data on the increased federal funding. Website visitors can learn more about the different federal infrastructure programs, track the amount of funding California is receiving and find projects on an updated interactive map.