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Caltrans Announces CTC Funding For District 9

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California Invests $3.7 Billion to Continue Rebuilding Transportation Infrastructure for All Travelers

Funding will improve bridges, travel times and air quality

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated more than $3.7 billion for projects to rebuild the state’s transportation infrastructure to enhance safety and create more convenient options for travelers.

More than $2.3 billion is from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) , the bulk of which is going to over 600 cities, counties and regional agencies to improve bridges, travel times and air quality; reduce planet-warming pollution; increase highway and rail safety; and provide transportation services. Nearly $169 million in funding is from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“These investments will help California maintain and build a safer, more reliable and more climate-resilient transportation system,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “Commuters, bicyclists, pedestrians, and freight movers in local communities will all benefit as we continue to improve and rebuild our infrastructure.”

Projects the CTC approved in District 9 include:

  • Sonora Junction Shoulders: Near Bridgeport, from Burcham Flat Road to 0.3 mile south of Route 108, $18.8 million was allocated for the Construction phase of this project that will reduce the number and severity of collisions by widening shoulders, installing rumble strips, adding two wildlife undercrossing structures and deer exclusion fencing, and correcting roadway cross slope at three curves.
  • Keene Pavement and State Route 58 Truck Climbing Lane Project: This vote combined the two projects into one, accelerating the delivery of the Truck Climbing Lane project and committing state funds for the project.

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. California has received more than $22.6 billion since the IIJA’s passage in November 2021.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually that is shared equally 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 California transportation projects funded by the IIJA and SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.

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