California makes $1.18 billion transportation investment; some for local projects

The California Transportation Commission allocated more than $1.18 billion Friday, June 25 for projects to fix and improve transportation infrastructure throughout California. Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for more than half of this critical investment – $630 million.

“California has the most heavily-traveled transportation system in the country,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “Today’s investment will allow Caltrans to make critical repairs and upgrades to our state’s roads and bridges, increase options for transit, rail, walking and biking, and support thousands of jobs.”

Regional projects

Projects approved in Lassen, Plumas, Modoc and Siskiyou counties, include:

  • The South Susanville Gateway Project between Johnstonville Road and East Riverside Drive in the city of Susanville, which will construct sidewalks, ADA compliant ramps, curb gutter, widen shoulders, and provide safety lighting.
  • The Lassen County Road Rehab Projects, at various locations along Punkin Center Road and near the Nevada border along Highway 395, providing rehabilitated roadways.
  • The A13 at Highway 36 Safety Project near Chester, which will provide intersection improvements, and construct a roundabout.
  • The Plumas 70 Permanent Restoration Project near Pulga, along Highway 70 at various locations, which will stabilize roadway embankments, and repair rock slope protection.
  • The Modoc 139 Drainage Project near Canby, north of Howards Gulch Bridge to south of Clear Lake Road at various locations. The project will improve drainage facilities by repairing or replacing culverts.
  • The city of Tulelake Street Improvement Project, which will construct drainage, base repair and overlays to numerous streets throughout the city of Tulelake.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually 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 other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit rebuildingca.ca.gov.