California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Today's Date: March 18, 2015
District: District 12
Contact: Yvonne Washington
Phone: 949-724-2000                          


IRVINE –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 cities of Buena Park and La Palma, $2.1 million to install 2.8 miles of fiber optic cable, Closed Circuit Television and electronic equipment to increase capacity to transmit and receive data and video signals between field elements and the Traffic Management Center.

In the City of Irvine, $2.2 million to install permanent irrigated ground cover, revegetate bio swales and vegetation buffers adjacent to surface drainage systems to reduce pollutants and sedimentation prior to reaching storm drains from Walnut Avenue Overcrossing to Route 241.

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