SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $565 million for current projects – and approved $2 billion in future improvements – to address transportation needs throughout the state. This continued investment will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes.
“Caltrans is committed to improving California’s transportation infrastructure and creating safer, more reliable travel options,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “This investment allows the department to continue our critical repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges, mass transit and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.”
Projects approved in District 2 in Shasta and Siskiyou County include:
· Weed Safety Roadside Rest Areas (Interstate 5, Siskiyou County): Upgrade potable water and wastewater systems to current standards at the northbound and southbound Safety Roadside Rest Area facilities.
· Burney CAPM (State Route 299 near Burney, Shasta County): Rehabilitate pavement, upgrade guardrail, and make curbs ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
The $2 billion awarded for future projects will provide funding through 2023 from three programs created by SB 1 to improve the movement of goods, increase mobility options and access to public transit, and support equity and environmental sustainability:
· The Solutions for Congested Corridors Program, which supports projects designed to reduce congestion in highly traveled areas
· The Trade Corridor Enhancement Program, which funds freight infrastructure improvements
· The Local Partnership Competitive Program, which provides funding to counties, cities, districts, and regional transportation agencies