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California Invests $1.1 Billion to Continue Rebuilding Transportation Infrastructure

A pavement rehabilitation project on State Route 140 from 1.7 miles east of Catheys Valley Park to the north State Route 49 junction in Mariposa County received $18.8 million.

SACRAMENTO — This week, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $1.1 billion for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. The allocation includes more than $533 million in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and more than $190 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

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California and our federal partners are taking action now to create a safer, more resilient, and more equitable transportation future for all Californians . These visionary infrastructure investments are giving Caltrans the tools it needs to rebuild California.

Caltrans Director Tony Tavares

 

 

Projects the CTC approved include:

  • A pavement rehabilitation project on State Route 140 from 1.7 miles east of Catheys Valley Park to the north State Route 49 junction in Mariposa County received $18.8 million, including $16.6 million in IIJA funds. The project will extend the service life of the highway and improve ride quality. Work also includes upgrading guardrails, rumble strips, drainage systems, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramps.
  •  A project to replace bridge approach guardrail on two bridges and remove obstructions from clear recovery zones at 12 locations on State Route 140 in and near the cities of Gustine and Merced received $4.4 million, including $3.96 million in IIJA funds. Work also includes the construction of headwalls and extending drainage culverts. This project will reduce the number and severity of collisions.
  • A project at various locations on State Routes 59, 140 and 152 in Merced County that will seismically retrofit and upgrade the bridge rails of seven bridges and apply polyester concrete overlay on one bridge and architectural treatment on another, received $16.6 million, including  14.75 million in IIJA funds.

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 already received nearly $18.5 billion since the IIJA’s passage in November 2021.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding that is shared equally between the state and local agencies annually. 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.

 

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