CTC Allocates Funds to 47 SB 1 Projects to Replace or Improve 880 Lane Miles, 30 Bridges, 83 Culverts and More Than 470 Traffic Management System Devices
SACRAMENTO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $1.1 billion for a total of 133 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects throughout California, including almost $994 million for 47 fix-it-first projects funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“This summer, motorists are seeing our crews hard at work repairing and improving our highway’s infrastructure,” said Acting Caltrans Director Bob Franzoia. “Since SB 1 was passed, Caltrans has made progress on strengthening our transportation system and this new allocation of nearly $1 billion of SB 1 funds will be used to continue to address the backlog of repairs and upgrades.”
The SB 1 funded projects will replace or improve 880 lane miles, 30 bridges, 474 congestion reducing devices, and repair 83 culverts to prevent flooding on highways.
Area projects allocated funds include:
- Replace Adin Maintenance Station Project in Lassen County: $16.5 million project will replace existing maintenance station along State Route 299 near the town of Adin in Lassen County with a new station to provide a modern and effective maintenance operations. The project was allocated almost $16.5 million.
- Road Safety & Worker Safety Improvements Project Along State Routes 3 and 299 in the Counties of Trinity and Shasta: $4.7 million project will enhance highway worker safety and improve safety for motorists by constructing Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVPs), extend chain-on areas, install changeable message signs and pave areas along State Routes 3 and 299 at various locations in Trinity County, and SR-299 in Shasta County. The project was allocated almost $3.5 million.
- Road Safety Improvements Project Along State Route 70 in Plumas County: $3.1 million project will upgrade rock fence to reduce maintenance and highway worker exposure along State Route 70 at various locations from west of Butterfly Valley Road to west of Two Rivers Road in the town of Quincy, and SR-89 at various locations near the town of Greenville in Plumas County. The project was allocated $23,000.
- Traffic Safety Project on Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County: $7.1 million project will enhance traffic safety by improving the roadside clear recovery zone at various locations on Interstate 5 from the Siskiyou/ Shasta County line to the California/ Oregon State line. The project was allocated $200,000.
The CTC approved an allocation of $10.5 million in SB 1 funds 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 $33.1 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 almost $5.4 million in SB 1 funds for 16 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.
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 115 bridges and paved nearly 1,500 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/.