The following is a press release issued by Caltrans District 1:
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated more than $3.1 billion for projects that will improve the state’s transportation infrastructure, making it safer, more sustainable and more reliable.
The allocation includes nearly $1.8 billion in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and almost $200 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“These state and federal investments will continue to allow Caltrans to rebuild our transportation system so that it is more climate-change resilient, reduces pollution and travel times, and improves goods movement,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “These projects will have a direct, positive impact on every Californian. Commuters, truckers, and visitors will all benefit from more reliable roadways and a safer transportation network.”
Projects the CTC approved include:
- Approximately $11.7M toward the construction of a retaining wall, guardrail, drainage and other roadway improvements along Route 299 near Blue Lake to east of North Fork Mad River Bridge in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $300K toward mitigation work, revegetation and monitoring for a safety project on Route 299 from east of Cedar Creek Road to west of Route 96 near Willow Creek in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $8.1M in federal IIJA funding toward the construction of a cable median barrier along U.S. 101 from Route 20 to Uva Drive/North State Street near Ukiah in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $17.4M including more than $15.4M in federal IIJA funding and $356K in SB1 funding toward improvements at Jack Peters Creek Bridge No. 10-0150 on Route 1 near the community of Mendocino in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $1.9M in support allocations toward ADA curb ramps and sidewalks, bike lanes, transit stops and other safety improvements on U.S. 101 in Eureka from Truesdale Street to south of Humboldt Hill in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $2.1M in support allocations toward storm repairs with roadway realignments on Route 299 near Blue Lake to east of Blue Lake Boulevard in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $1.6M in support allocations toward roadway realignments and other safety improvements along Route 20 near Clearlake Oaks to east of Walker Ridge Road in Lake County.
- Approximately $100K in support allocations toward the construction of a left-turn lane on Route 1 at Ocean Drive near Gualala in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $5.6M in SB1 funding in support allocations for seismic retrofit at Eel River Bridge No. 04-0016 on U.S. 101 in Rio Dell, Humboldt County.
- Approximately $1.8M in SB1 funding in support allocations toward drainage upgrades, lighting and other roadway improvements at various locations on U.S. 101 in Humboldt County from Fortuna to the Del Norte County line.
- Approximately $2.6M of emergency allocations toward roadway repairs as well as the removal of hazardous trees along Route 96 near Willow Creek to Tish Tang Campground in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $22.4M of emergency allocations toward drainage and roadway repairs and the construction of retaining walls on U.S. 101 near Cooks Valley in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $28M of emergency allocations toward bridge repairs at Fernbridge No. 04-0134 on Route 211 in Humboldt County following the Dec. 20, 2022 Earthquake.
- Approximately $6.5M of emergency allocations toward roadway and drainage repairs and construction of a retaining wall along Route 299 near Willow Creek from Bair Road to Chezem Road in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $2.6M of emergency allocations toward roadway and drainage repairs on U.S. 101 near Hopland to north of Comminsky Station Road in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $6.5M of emergency allocations toward roadway, embankment and drainage repairs on U.S. 101 near Willits to Haehl Creek in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $2.6M of emergency allocations toward bridge repairs at South Willits Overhead No. 10-0001 on U.S. 101 in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $1.9M of emergency allocations toward roadway and drainage repairs on U.S. 101 near Leggett to north of Cummings Road in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $125K of emergency allocations toward the removal of hazardous trees at various locations on U.S. 101 in Mendocino County.
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 received more than $22 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.