$589 Million Allocated For Projects To Repair And Improve Transportation Infrastructure In California

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated $589 million for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $302 million – more than half of the funding.

“This investment follows our ‘fix-it-first’ commitment to repair California’s aging infrastructure, while at the same time increasing transit and active transportation options,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “These projects will make our transportation system safer and more convenient for all users and create thousands of good paying jobs in the process.”

Projects approved this week include:
    • Manzanar Pavement- Near Independence, from 3.0 miles south of Manzanar Reward Road to .3 miles north of Shabbell Lane, this project will rehabilitate approximately 42 lane miles of roadway, install Transportation Management System elements and upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS & E) and Right-of-Way phases of this project were allocated $2.476 million. This project is partially funded by SB 1.
    • Lone Pine Sidewalks- From Teya Road to Inyo Street on both sides of US 395 and from East Begole Street to East Lubken Avenue on the east side of US 395, this project will upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act standards and construct new sidewalk, curb ramp and driveway as complete streets elements. The Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS & E) and Right-of-Way phases of this project were allocated $1.6 million.
Caltrans also presented the CTC with the draft 2022 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) at this week’s meeting. Aimed at preserving the condition of the highway system, the draft 2022 SHOPP accounts for $17.3 billion in funding over a four-year period and includes projects for safety, restoration, road and bridge preservation, and other highway-related facilities.

The CTC will host a public hearing in February to receive comments on the draft SHOPP. All the comments will be considered in the final version that goes before the CTC for adoption at its March meeting. All 2022 SHOPP projects are available on the Caltrans’ Ten-Year Project Book website, ProjectBook.dot.ca.gov.

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.
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Tinner
Tinner
7 months ago

This is how politicians get filthy rich

Vaguely
Vaguely
7 months ago

Half a billion to fix pavement in Manzanar and sidewalks in Lone Pine. How about finishing 395 south of Kramer, a national disgrace originally promised to be fixed by 2015? How anyone can take these press releases seriously I cannot guess

Loosewire
Loosewire
7 months ago
Reply to  Vaguely

It’s $3 million for those two projects. The half billion is for the whole state.

Sami
Sami
7 months ago
Reply to  Vaguely

4 million total for both of those. Seems you only Vaguely glanced at the article.