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Highway Drainage Infrastructure Improved with the Completion of SB 1-Funded Culvert Project

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Highway Drainage Infrastructure Improved with the Completion of SB 1-Funded Culvert Project

KERN COUNTY — Today, Caltrans announced the completion of the State Route 178 Culvert Replacement Project in eastern Kern County. The project replaced two culverts nearing the end of their service life with new, larger culverts. The project’s construction was funded with approximately $180,000 from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

The previous culverts had been in place east of Canebrake for decades and were showing signs of corrosion. The project removed those old 18” metal culverts and replaced them with new 24” plastic culverts. These new pipes will have a longer service life than their predecessors and are protected from disturbances from the roadway above by a concrete encasement. Construction crews also improved a slope in the project area that will increase safety for the traveling public.

Robert J. Frank Construction, Inc., of Redding, was the project contractor.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually shared equally between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly thanks to the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. To view the latest news and information on SB1 funding and federal infrastructure investments, visit

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