California invests nearly $2 billion to improve and protect state’s transportation infrastructure

The California Transportation Commission  allocated $1.9 billion to support transportation infrastructure projects that play a starring role in powering the world’s fifth largest economy. The approved funding provides significant investments for bridges, roadways, transit, and improved facilities for people who walk and bike.

The latest allocations also include nearly $430 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and $740 million via Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Among the efforts spurred by today’s $1.9 billion commitment include several projects prioritizing the state’s vital bridge network, highlighted by $27.6 million for the Interstate 405 improvement project in Los Angeles County, more than $4 million to repair bridge damage along Interstate 80 in Alameda County, and $600,000 to replace the Ackerman Creek Bridge in Mendocino County.

Also included are projects that will build or renovate shoreline embankments, bus, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure, and railroad overcrossings.

“California’s transportation infrastructure is critical to the economic and cultural lifeblood of our state, and this funding provides key support in our mission to provide a safe, equitable and sustainable transportation system for all users,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares.

The latest CTC-approved projects in District 2 include
• Red Bluff Bridges
(Highway 36 in Red Bluff (Tehama County) at various locations from East Sand Slough Bridge to Paynes Creek Slough Bridge:Bridge seismic restorations at various locations. This project includes $8,076,000 in SB 1 funding.
• Lake Shasta Viaducts (Interstate 5 near O’Brien (Shasta County) from just south of the Tunnel Gulch Viaduct to the O’Brien Safety Roadside Rest Area: Bridge rehabilitation. This project includes $750,000 in SB 1 funding.

IIJA, 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. Since 2021, California has received more than $42 billion in IIJA funds, including more than $29 billion for transportation-related projects.

In addition, SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding each year that is shared between state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including those partially funded by SB 1.

For more information about California transportation projects funded by IIJA and

SB-1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov and build.ca.gov.