California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Today's Date: March 18, 2015
District: 3
Contact: Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone: (530) 741-4571; (530) 682-6145                           


MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. This money will be used to improve the state’s aging roads and bridges and encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation.

“We are making sure every dollar counts when it comes to maintaining California’s transportation infrastructure,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “These allocations represent significant investments in the preservation of not only our existing infrastructure, but also the promotion of alternate forms of transportation, such as walking, biking and transit.”

The newly allocated funding includes $120 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for 31 “fix-it first” projects that will maintain and preserve investments in the state highway system and supporting infrastructure. These capital improvements cover projects across the state and include maintenance work, safety improvements, pavement repair and bridge rehabilitation and upgrades.

Other allocations include:

  • $12.5 million for 11 capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
  • $17.8 million for two Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program projects.
  • $15.5 million for 22 Active Transportation Program projects—the most recent active transportation investment from the largest program of its kind in the nation.

The remaining funding allocations are from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars. 

Among the projects that received funding allocations today are:

  • In the city of Chico, $1 million for drainage improvements, new signals and signs, and pavement rehabilitation on State Route 32 from 0.1 mile west of State Route 99 to 0.3 mile east of State Route 99.
  • In Sacramento County at various locations, $5.3 million for traffic monitoring and ramp metering upgrades.
  • In Butte County on Neal Road and Cohasset Road to Cohasset School, $1.4 million to the county to construct Class II bike lanes.
  • In Sacramento County on Howe Avenue between Tallac Street and Marconi Avenue, $1.5 million to the county to construct sidewalks, bike lanes and signal upgrades.

Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations.