California allocates more than $3 billion for transportation infrastructure

The California Transportation Commission allocated more than $3 billion to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state, including $1.3 billion in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to support local projects and to protect local roads and bridges from extreme weather and natural disasters. Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for more than $930 million of the total funding.

“The CTC’s decision to invest in our state highways while protecting city and county infrastructure will help make California’s roadways safer and more resilient one shovel, one project and one community at a time,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares.

District 2 projects in Lassen and Plumas counties include:
Pit Rivers Seismic (Near Bieber, at Pit River Overflow Bridge and Pit River Bridge in Lassen County): Seismic retrofit.

Riverside Drive Reconstruction & Class 1 Pedestrian Bike Lane (Near Susanville, Riverside Drive in the unincorporated area of Lassen County): Construct Class 1 bike-pedestrian trail.

Beckwourth CAPM (Near Portola, from west of Grizzly Rd to 0.9 mile west of Summit School Drive in Plumas County): Rehabilitate pavement, add intersection lighting, upgrade signs and guardrail, and rehabilitate drainage systems.

Almanor West Rehab (Near Canyondam from 0.6 mile north of SR 147 to SR 36, in Plumas County): Rehabilitate roadway, upgrade guardrail and signs, rehabilitate drainage systems, and construct 3.7 miles of Class 1 bike lanes as complete streets.

The $1.3 billion federal local assistance allocation in fiscal year 2023 is thanks to programs that were created or expanded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Caltrans oversees funds that are available to more than 600 cities, counties, and regional agencies for the purpose of improving their transportation infrastructure and services. Funding from new programs that were created by the law includes $45 million to build community resilience in the face of extreme weather and natural disasters and $63 million to help develop carbon reduction strategies that address the climate crisis.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in annual transportation funding annually that is split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1.

For more information about transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.