California Department of Transportation
Date: January 23, 2015
District: 2 - Redding
Contact: Trisha Coder
Phone: (530) 229-0511
DISTRICT 2 - CTC ALLOCATES $174.8 MILLION TO UPGRADE STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
REDDING – 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:
Modoc County: $2.5 million was allocated for the Alturas 299 Improvement project. This project will increase shoulders to eight feet from Warner Street to Oak Street on State Route 299. Road widening will take place at the site of the future hospital just west of the Bureau of Land Management office to allow for a left turn pocket. Concrete gutters and culverts will be added and paving will take place in front of businesses to improve drainage. The project also includes the installation of a radar speed advisory sign near Mill Street.
- City of Alturas: $19,000 was allocated for City of Alturas Chip Seal project. The project calls for the rehabilitation of 11 miles of pavement. This includes repairing concrete and sealing cracks. Isolated drainage and roadside signs will also be improved.
- City of Alturas: $51,000 was allocated for pedestrian improvements along Alturas Central Business District. The work will include upgrades to several pedestrian facilities (sidewalks, curbs and gutters) at Carlos St., Modoc St., North St., 1st St., 2nd St., and from SR 395 to Court Street.
Trinity County: $12 million has been allocated to rehabilitate 39 lane miles of roadway on State Route 299 at and near Junction City and Weaverville from the North Fork Trinity River Bridge to 0.1 mile east of Industrial Parkway. Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) will be applied to increase the ride quality of the road and extend its service life for another five years. In addition, the Weaverville CAPM project calls for the improvement of pedestrian facilities within the project limits including curb ramps that will be upgraded to meet current ADA standards.
Siskiyou County: $5.9 million has been allocated to replace the Hilt Road Overcrossing located on Interstate 5 about 19 miles north of Yreka. The Hilt Overcrossing Bridge Replacement Project is necessary to maintain the bridge’s structural integrity and to comply with the Bridge Inspection Report recommendation. This overcrossing was built in 1966. Partial deck repairs were made in 1976.
Lassen County: $160,000 has been allocated to provide pedestrian improvements in the City of Susanville on State Route 36 from postmile 26.2 to 26.5. The South East Gateway project includes the construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and ADA compliant ramps. Shoulders will be widened and safety lighting, landscaping and irrigation will be installed.
For more information about all the projects that received allocations, please see the attached file.