Senate Bill 1 provides $317 million of funding
SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated $578 million for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $317 million – more than half of the funding.
“The CTC’s welcome decision to green light more than half a billion dollars to maintain and repair California’s aging transportation infrastructure is not only in keeping with our time-tested ‘fix-it-first’ strategy but also represents another big step to build and maintain a transportation system that serves all who travel in California, whether by foot, bicycle, bus, train or automobile,” said Caltrans Acting Director Steven Keck.
Projects approved this week include:
- Roadway Rehabilitation Project on State Route 99 in Tulare County: $29.8 million project will rehabilitate roadway, upgrade lighting and Transportation Management System (TMS) elements, replace signs and, rehabilitate drainage systems, and enhance highway worker safety on State Route 99 in the City of Tulare from Paige Avenue to the Prosperity Avenue Overcrossing.
- Roundabout Construction Project on State Route 41 in Kings County: $4.8 million project will construct a roundabout on State Route 41 near Kettleman City from 0.1 miles south to 0.2 miles north of Bernard Drive.
- Roundabout Construction Project on State Route 190 in Tulare County: $4.4 million project will construct a roundabout on State Route 190 approximately 4 miles west of the City of Porterville from 0.1 mile west to 0.1 mile east of Road 208 (Rockford Road).
- Roadway Maintenance Project on State Route 41 in Fresno County: $1.3 million project will remove and replace hot mix asphalt on State Route 41 from the Divisadero Street Overcrossing to the 41/180 Separation.
The CTC also approved the 2022 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), a four-year, $17.9 billion program of projects to preserve and protect the state highway system. Most of the 2022 SHOPP projects are focused on improving pavement, bridges and other highway infrastructure. All the 2022 SHOPP projects are available on the Caltrans’ Ten-Year Project Book website, ProjectBook.dot.ca.gov.
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.
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