California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: January 23, 2015
District: 3
Contact:  Deanna Shoopman
Phone: (530) 741-4572; (530) 632-0080

DISTRICT 3 - CTC ALLOCATES $174.8 MILLION TO UPGRADE STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $174.8 million to 85 transportation projects that will repair aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and support job growth statewide. These allocations included nearly $19 million from the Active Transportation Program that will go toward 50 biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state.

“Preserving, rebuilding and expanding the state’s transportation infrastructure is key to improving the state’s mobility for decades to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Not only is it critical to California’s economy, but investments like these mean a better future for all Californians.”

The newly allocated funding includes $124 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 24 projects that will preserve and protect the state highway system. These capital improvements include transportation safety projects, pavement repair and preservation work and upgrades to bridges throughout the state.

“At Caltrans, we have a “fix it first” mentality, and are continually working to ensure California’s taxpayers are getting the most bang for their buck by targeting dollars where they are most effective – preventative maintenance,” continued Director Dougherty. “For example, every $1 spent on preventative pavement maintenance saves Californians approximately $10 that would have been spent on expensive pavement repairs.”

The allocations also include $27.1 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. To date, more than $18 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for transportation purposes. The remaining $4.5 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Notable local projects that received funding allocations are:

  • $10.2 million for painting the Three Mile Slough Bridge on State Highway 160 near Isleton in Sacramento County.
  • $999,000 to remove and replace drainage systems, grind out and repair failed pavement areas and overlay the roadway on a portion of State Highway 49 near Sierraville in Sierra County.

For more information about all the projects that received allocations, please see the attached file.