California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Today's Date: March 18, 2015
District: 2
Contact: Denise Yergenson
Phone: (530) 225-3260


REDDING – 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:

The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency had one successful project:

  • The GoShasta Active Transportation Plan is a Plan level non-infrastructure project that will coordinate planning efforts by integrating local projects and policies into a regional plan, organizing data for smaller cities and Shasta County to prepare applications for future funding. This project received $250,000 in ATP funds with a total project cost of $313,000. Work will start on this project summer 2016.

The City of Susanville had two successful projects:

  • Eight (8) streets will be improved in this project. The current request for $992,000 is for Construction. $35,000 was previously allocated for design and environmental work.
  • Nine (9) streets will be improved in this project. The current request for $951,000 is for Construction. $35,000 was previously allocated for design and environmental work.

The County of Plumas had two successful projects:

  • A $2,381,000 project on State Route 89 in the town of Greenville north of South Greenville Overhead to Hillside Drive, will rehabilitate 1.22 lane miles of roadway to improve safety and ride quality.
  • A $3,735,000 project in the town of Greenville on SR 89 between Hideaway Road and Mill Street will upgrade sidewalks and curb ramps to meet Americans with Disability Act requirements.These projects will be constructed together beginning in Summer 2016.

    The projects constitute a partnership between Plumas County Transportation Commission and Caltrans.

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