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More Than $127 Million Allocated to Improve and Maintain California's Multimodal Transportation System

Date: January 23, 2017
District: District 8
Contact: Terri Kasinga
Phone: (909) 383-4646

SAN BERNARDINO - The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 49 projects, valued at more than $127 million, to support needed upkeep on California's aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking and walking.

"Caltrans is working to ensure every dollar counts when it comes to California's transportation infrastructure. Although we must not forget that our state highway system's needs still exceed what resources are currently available, all these investments will benefit Californians now and for decades to come"

Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans

The newly allocated funding includes $47.4 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for 14 "fix-it first" projects that will repair bumpy pavement, preserve roads that are in good condition from deteriorating and upgrade bridges to make them safer and stronger. Most of California's highways are more than a half-century old; carry nearly half of the nation's container freight—heavy loads that pound California's highways more than any other state; and sustained 190 billion vehicle miles travelled in 2015.

Other allocations include:

  • $32.6 million for eight capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
  • $25.6 million towards 21 Active Transportation Program projects
  • $20.8 million for Transit and Intercity Rail Program projects

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

Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:

District 8 CTC Funding Allocations January 2017

  • RIV 15 - $1,361,000 - In and near Temecula, from the San Diego County line to the southbound on-ramp at Rancho California Overcrossing. Minimize the frequency and duration of highway worker exposure to traffic by relocating irrigation facilities, installing maintenance vehicle pullouts (MVPs), installing vegetation control under guard rails and gore points, and installing maintenance access roads and gates to improve safety for highway workers.
  • SBd 60 - $1,313,000 - In Chino, from the Los Angeles County line to Monte Vista Avenue. Minimize the frequency and duration of highway worker exposure to traffic by relocating irrigation facilities, installing maintenance vehicle pullouts (MVPs), installing vegetation control under guard rails and gore points, and installing maintenance access roads and gates to improve safety for highway workers.
  • SBd 60 - $1,182,000 - In Chino, from Monte Vista Avenue to Benson Avenue. Minimize the frequency and duration of highway worker exposure to traffic by relocating irrigation facilities, installing maintenance vehicle pullouts (MVPs), installing vegetation control under guard rails and gore points, and installing maintenance access roads and gates to improve safety for highway workers.
  • SBd 60 - $1,455,000 - In Chino, from Benson Avenue to San Antonio Avenue. Minimize the frequency and duration of highway worker exposure to traffic by relocating irrigation facilities, installing maintenance vehicle pullouts (MVPs), installing vegetation control under guard rails and gore points, and installing maintenance access roads and gates to improve safety for highway workers.
  • SBd 138 - $180,000 - Near Silverwood Lake, at Horsethief Creek Bridge No. 54-0816. Environmental mitigation work to monitor and maintain plant establishment for five years as required to meet permit requirements for bridge replacement project (EA 0J850). Work will be done by California Conservation Corps (CCC).

Please see the List of Projects Going Forward for CTC Allocation from the January 2017 CTC Meeting for more information about all projects that received allocations.

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