Caltrans: California Allocates More Than $2.2 Billion for Transportation Infrastructure

San Jose — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $2.2 billion to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state at its August meeting. The allocation includes more than $1.6 billion in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and nearly $336 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“Thanks to a historic influx of federal funding and our ongoing investments powered by SB 1, California continues to make major progress in rebuilding, revitalizing and reimagining our infrastructure to support a cleaner, safer and more equitable transportation system,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares.

Projects in District 9 approved this week include:

  • Conway Ranch Shoulders – This project in Mono County on U.S. 395 near the town of Lee Vining from the junction of State Route 167 to .4 mile north of Conway Ranch Road has been allocated $7.2 million for the construction phase which includes $6.5 million in federal IIJA funding. The project will widen shoulders, install shoulder rumble strip, correct a compound curve and improve a chain control area. This project is designed to reduce the number and severity of collisions.
  • Fish Springs Pavement – This Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) funded project is located on U.S. 395 in Inyo County near the town of Big Pine and will rehabilitate 37.3 lane miles of pavement, install Transportation Management System (TMS) elements and upgrade lighting, guardrail and facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. This project has been allocated $2.1 million for the next two phases; Plans, Specifications and Engineering and Right of Way support.
  • Keene Pavement – This Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) funded project is located on State Route 58 in Kern County near the town of Tehachapi from east of Bealville Road to 3.4 miles east of Broome Road and will rehabilitate 44.8 lane miles of pavement, install Transportation Management System (TMS) elements, and upgrade lighting, median barrier, guardrail, bridge railing. This project will also rehabilitate drainage systems. This project has been allocated $4.2 million in funding for the Plans, Specifications and Engineering and Right of Way support phases.
  • Caltrans Maintenance Station – This project will be located in Tehachapi at Mill Street and will replace the aging, undersized maintenance facility currently on State Route 202. This project has received $20.3 million in construction and capital allocation.

The CTC also adopted the 2022 California Transportation Asset Management Plan at the meeting. The plan lays out the needs and investment strategies for Caltrans and its partner agencies to maintain the state’s highway infrastructure – including pavement, bridges and other assets – over the next decade. California’s plan was the first in the nation to be certified by the Federal Highway Administration. The CTC’s adoption finalizes the plan.

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 transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.

(From Caltrans)

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