California Department of Transportation
Date: May 29, 2015
Contact: Deanna Shoopman
Phone: (530) 741-4572
NEARLY $223 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
APPROVED FOR STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
MARYSVILLE – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $223 million to 108 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking.
Thirty seven biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state will receive nearly $10.3 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program.
"Allocations like those made today help Caltrans continue to invest in, maintain and modernize California's transportation system," said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. "Each of these projects is an opportunity to improve safety, access and mobility for all travelers in California, whether you choose to travel via car, bike or transit."
Active Transportation Program projects funded include:
Truckee: $1.5 million to the Town of Truckee to add about 2,203 feet of new pedestrian and bike trail and a trailhead and parking at the Tahoe Donner subdivision for the Trout Creek Trail Phase 2 project.
Davis: $562,000 to the City of Davis for all elementary and secondary schools for development and implementation of the Safe Routes to School program.
San Juan Unified School District: $250,000 to the San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento County for education activities in the Safe Routes to School program.
West Sacramento: $89,000 to the City of West Sacramento for adding about 10.3 miles of new bike lanes and close gaps in the existing network.
The newly allocated funding also includes $167.2 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 41 projects that will maintain and preserve the investment in the state highway system and its supporting infrastructure. These capital improvements consist of projects covering maintenance, pavement repair and rehabilitation, safety improvements and upgrades to bridges throughout the state.
"Preventative maintenance is the most cost-effective means of protecting the state's infrastructure investment," continued Director Dougherty. "We adopted a 'fix it first' strategy because for every $1 spent on preventative maintenance, we can save taxpayers up to $14 in monies that would have been spent on more expensive and extensive repairs."
The allocations also include $2.2 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 $43 million in allocations came from various state and federal transportation accounts.
Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:
Placerville: $950,000 for construction of curb ramps and sidewalks and to add signal push buttons to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act standards at the intersection of Spring Street and U.S. Highway 50 in the City of Placerville.Orland: $54,000 for construction of curb, gutter and sidewalks, drainage improvements, utility relocation and reconstruction of the roadway on Papst Avenue between State Highway 32 and Bryant Street in the City of Orland.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations.