California invests nearly $1 billion for transportation improvements

The California Transportation Commission allocated more than $988 million today to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. This funding includes more than $450 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and more than $250 million from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“The CTC’s investments will help rebuild California’s transportation infrastructure while increasing transit and active transportation options. These projects reflect the CTC and Caltrans’ commitment to safety and meeting future challenges,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares.

District 2 Projects the CTC approved include
Feather River Inn Intersection Project (Near Blairsden, from 0.4 mile east of Little Bear Road to 0.4 mile west of Route 89): New roadway construction to Route 70, drainage work, and striping.

Cromberg Rehab Project (In and near Cromberg and Portola, from Gill Ranch Road to 0.2 mile west of Big Grizzly Creek Bridge) at East Sand Slough Bridge, Samson Slough Bridge and Paynes Creek Slough Bridge):Rehabilitate roadway, repair and replace culverts, upgrade guardrail, upgrade bridge railing at Humbug Creek Bridge, and make pedestrian facilities Americans with Disabilities Act compliant. The project will also improve safety and ride quality. This project includes $95.7M in IIJA funding.

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 transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.