California invests another $1.1 billion to continue rebuilding its transportation infrastructure; includes funding for South Susanville Gateway Project

The California Transportation Commission this week allocated more than $1.1 billion for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. The allocation includes more than $533 million in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and more than $190 million in funding from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“California and our federal partners are taking action now to create a safer, more resilient, and more equitable transportation future for all Californians,” said CalTrans Director Tony Tavares. “These visionary infrastructure investments are giving Caltrans the tools it needs to rebuild California.”

District 2 projects the CTC approved include:
South Susanville Gateway Project (In the City of Susanville on SR 36 in Lassen County): Construct curb gutter and sidewalk, ADA compliant ramps, widen shoulders, safety lighting, landscaping and irrigation. This project includes $2.5M in IIJA funding.

Sac River BOH Deck Replacement Project (In Dunsmuir, from Central Dunsmuir Undercrossing to north of Siskiyou Avenue at Sacramento River Bridge and Overhead No. 02-0002 in Siskiyou County): Replace southbound bridge deck. This project includes $17.6M in IIJA funding.

Dunsmuir GAP Project (In and near Dunsmuir and Mt. Shasta, from Sacramento River Bridge Overhead to Black Butte Overhead in Siskiyou County): Rehabilitate roadway by replacing existing concrete and asphalt pavement with concrete, construct rumble strips, replace signs, rehabilitate culverts, and upgrade guardrail, bridge railing and TMS elements. This project will improve safety and ride quality. This project includes $134.1M in IIJA funding.

South Oregon Street and 4H Way Rehab Project (In Yreka on Oregon St from 4H Way to Oberlin Rd and 4H Way from SR 3 to Campus Drive in Siskiyou County): Rehabilitate approx. 5800 linear feet of roadway with an asphalt concrete overlay and pavement fabric.

Butte/Plumas 70 Corridor Slides Project (Near Pulga and Quincy, from Butte County line to Lawrence St; also in Butte County, from Table Mtn Blvd to Plumas County line. Project limits are within Dixie Fire burn scar area with steep terrain): Due to the intense winter storms of Jan 2023, there have been numerous slides and rock fall events. This project will remove slide material from slope and traveled way and monitor the corridor for additional rock fall and mud slides.

Greenville Corridor Slides Project (Near Crescent Mills, north of SR 70 to SR 147 in Plumas County): This project will remove slide material at multiple locations.

Sis 96 Corridor Slides Project (In Siskiyou County near Somes Bar and Happy Camp from Humboldt County line to SR 263): This project will remove slide material at multiple locations.

Trinity 299 D1 Gray Creek DO Project (In Trinity County near Burnt Ranch, at Gray Creek Bridge): This project will remove slide material and repair guardrail. When weather permits and geotechnical investigations are complete, additional funds will be requested for slope stabilization.

The IIJA, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” is a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure to improve the sustainability and resiliency of our energy, water, broadband and transportation systems. California has already received nearly $18.5 billion since the IIJA’s passage in November 2021.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually that is shared equally 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 California transportation projects funded by the IIJA and SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.