California Invests $1.4 Billion for Transportation Improvements

Date:             August 19, 2021
Contact:       Christine Knadler
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
California Invests $1.4 Billion for Transportation Improvements
SB 1 provides $884 million of funding
SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $1.4 billion 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 more than half of this investment – $884 million.
“California continues to make significant investments in fixing our roads, highways, bridges and transit systems,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “SB 1 is critical to making these repairs and upgrades, while also supporting thousands of jobs that are essential for our economy.”
Projects approved today include:
  • Cemetery Pavement Project – Funding has been allocated for the design phase of this SB 1 funded, $10.195 million pavement rehabilitation project, located on U.S. Hwy 395 in Mono County near Mono City. This project will rehabilitate a 2.7-mile section of the highway with new pavement, shoulder backing, asphalt dikes, upgraded guardrail, signage, and striping, and skip shoulder and centerline rumble strip.
  • Sonora Junction Shoulders – Funding has been allocated for the design and right of way phase of this $20.116 million project, located on U.S. Hwy 395, scheduled to reduce the number and severity of incidents by improving safety and operations for the traveling public. Proposed work includes wildlife exclusion fencing and undercrossings, widening shoulders, correcting cross-slopes, upgrading drainage and guardrail, and installing retaining walls and shoulder rumble strip.
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 other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.
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