State invests $700 million to repair and improve transportation infrastructure — Senate Bill 1 provides more than $272 million in funding

The California Transportation Commission allocated $700 million today to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $272 million – more than a third of the funding.

“This critical investment will help Caltrans continue repairing, maintaining and upgrading our state’s aging transportation infrastructure for improved safety and sustainability,” said Caltrans Acting Director Steven Keck. “It reflects both the CTC’s and Caltrans’ commitment to providing travelers and communities – as well as California’s dynamic and growing economy – with a world-class, multimodal transportation system.”

Approved projects in Lassen County include:
The Poison Lake Curve Improvement project in Lassen County near Old Station, from 6.5 miles east to 7.1 miles east of the Shasta County line. The project provides roadway curve improvement/roadway safety improvements.

The Shalas CAPM project in Lassen County about nine miles east of Old Station from the Shasta County line to SR 36. This project will rehabilitate pavement, upgrade guardrail and Transportation Management System (TMS) elements.

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Approved projects in other District 2 counties include:
The Trinity Four Bridges in Trinity County at Dobbins Gulch Bridge, Stuart Fork Bridge, Mule Creek Bridge and on SR 299 at Grass Valley Bridge. The project will repair concrete, clean and paint structural steel, repair bearings and anchor joints, replace guardrail and bridge barrier, and add numerous additional safety features.

The Potato Cut project in Shasta County near Montgomery Creek from just west of Woodhill Drive to 1 mile west of Big Bend Road. This project provided roadway curve improvement, widens shoulders, corrects a cross slope and installs guardrail.

The Yreka Maintenance Station Shop project in Siskiyou County at the Caltrans Yreka Maintenance Station. This project includes the construction of a new mechanic shop.

The SIS Worker Safety project in Siskiyou County at various locations from just west of Klamath River Bridge to a mile east of Empire Creek. This project improves highway worker safety by paving maintenance vehicle pullouts, stabilizes slopes to prevent sediment runoff, and installs a new traction sand trap a the Seiad Valley Maintenance Station.

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The O’Brien CAPM project in Shasta County near Shasta Lake City, from north of Pit River Bridge to 2 miles north of the Riverview Drive Undercrossing. This project includes rehabilitating pavement, upgrading guardrail, and TMS elements, along with replacing signage.

The Grenada Pavement project in Siskiyou County near Weed, from North Edgewood Overhead to north of Grenada Overcrossing. This project includes rehabilitating pavement, adding lighting, upgrading guardrail, drainage and TMS elements, and replacing signage.

The West 8th Street Rehabilitation project in Modoc County on West 8th Street between Warner and West C. This project improves the existing roadway with a hot mix asphalt overlay, minor gutter and sidewalk repairs, and pedestrian accessibility upgrades at spot locations.

 The Court Street Phase 1 project in Modoc County from 1st Street to 4th Street. This project will rehabilitate and reconstruct the existing structural section with replacement pavement and will use cold-in place recycling for existing pavement. The project also includes curb, gutter, and sidewalk upgrades and modifications to existing storm drain facilities.

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The Ingot Curve Improvement project in Shasta County near Redding, from two miles west to 1.3 miles west of Du Bois Road. This project includes realigning curve safety, improving cross slope, widening shoulders, and installing guardrail.

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