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California Invests Another $1.1 Billion to Continue Rebuilding Its Transportation Infrastructure

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) last week allocated more than $1.1 billion for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. The allocation includes more than $533 million in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and more than $190 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“California and our federal partners are taking action now to create a safer, more resilient, and more equitable transportation future for all Californians,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “These visionary infrastructure investments are giving Caltrans the tools it needs to rebuild California.”

Locally approved CTC project:

·        The Conway Ranch Shoulder project, just north of Lee Vining at State Route 167 to 0.4 miles north of Conway Ranch Road, has been allocated an additional $2.257 million to widen shoulders, install shoulder rumble strip, correct a compound curve, and improve a chain control area.

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 already received nearly $18.5 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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