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Nearly $593 million in Funding Approved for State's Transportation System

Date: July 5, 2017
District: District 1
Contact: Phil Frisbie, Jr.
Phone: 707-445-6444

EUREKA – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain the state's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $593 million to 124 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking.

"These projects will help us maintain and modernize California's transportation system.Each of these projects is an opportunity to improve safety, goods movement and access and mobility for all travelers in California."

Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans

The newly allocated funding includes $391.7 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for 31 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.

Allocations also include:

  • $75 million for 12 Traffic Congestion Relief Program projects that will relieve congestion, connect transportation systems and provide for better goods movement
  • $42.7 million from the Active Transportation Program for 53 biking and pedestrian projects
  • $30.8 million for four Transit and Intercity Rail Program projects
  • $28 million for 22 capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
  • The remaining $24 million in allocations came from various state and federal transportation accounts.

Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:

District 1 CTC Funding Allocations June 2017

  • $5.4 million to repaint the Eagle Prairie Bridge on State Route 283 between Scotia and Rio Del to extend its service life.
  • $7.5 million to stabilize and permanently restore a section of State Route 162 near Dos Rios damaged in recent storms.

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

SB 1, passed by the state Legislature and signed by Governor Brown in April, will soon take effect and provide the first significant and stable increase in state transportation funding in more than two decades. Caltrans, along with the CTC, is committed to making investments into California's infrastructure system efficiently and effectively, and putting those dollars to work as soon as possible.

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