The following is a press release issued by Caltrans:
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated more than $3.7 billion for projects to rebuild the state’s transportation infrastructure to enhance safety and create more convenient options for travelers.
More than $2.3 billion is from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) , the bulk of which is going to over 600 cities, counties and regional agencies to improve bridges, travel times and air quality; reduce planet-warming pollution; increase highway and rail safety; and provide transportation services. Nearly $169 million in funding is from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“These investments will help California maintain and build a safer, more reliable and more climate-resilient transportation system,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “Commuters, bicyclists, pedestrians, and freight movers in local communities will all benefit as we continue to improve and rebuild our infrastructure.”
Projects the CTC approved include:
- Approximately $24.6 million of emergency allocations toward roadway and drainage repairs and construction of a high resistance rockfall barrier and retaining wall as well as debris removal on Route 36 in Carlotta from Love Lee Lane to east of the Van Duzen River Bridge in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $3.2 million of emergency allocations toward roadway repairs, rock slope protection and debris removal on Route 36 near Dinsmore at Burr Valley Road in Humboldt County.
- Approximately $1.3 million of emergency allocations toward roadway and other repairs on U.S. 101 near Klamath from the Humboldt County line to the Klamath River Bridge in Del Norte County.
- Approximately $1.3 million of emergency allocations toward the removal and replacement of culverts at two locations on U.S. 101 from south of Hamilton Road to northbound Sixth Street in Crescent City, Del Norte County.
- Approximately $38 million of emergency allocations toward roadway repairs, extend the existing retaining wall and construct a dewatering system on Route 1 near Westport south of Hillcrest Terrance in Mendocino County.
- Approximately $1.9 million of emergency allocations toward roadway and culvert repairs on Route 162 near Dos Rios to east of the Middle Fork Eel River Bridge 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 $22.6 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