California Invests $700 Million to Repair and Improve Transportation Infrastructure

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $700 million today to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $272 million – more than a third of the funding.

“This critical investment will help Caltrans continue repairing, maintaining and upgrading our state’s aging transportation infrastructure for improved safety and sustainability,” said Caltrans Acting Director Steven Keck. “It reflects both the CTC’s and Caltrans’ commitment to providing travelers and communities – as well as California’s dynamic and growing economy – with a world-class, multimodal transportation system.”

Projects approved this week include:

  • The Town of Mammoth Lakes received $664,000 to improve Laurel Mountain Road. Improvements planned for this project include a sidewalk on the east side of the road, streetlights, curbs and gutters, bike lanes, storm drains, and reconstruction of the pavement.
  • The Mono County Local Transportation Commission received $135,000 to help fund planning, programming, and monitoring.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the 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.

For more information about transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.

(From Caltrans)

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