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A large portion of the newly allocated funding will include monies for bicycle paths and other infrastructure in our inner cities.

California to Invest $700M in Transportation Infrastructure

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) 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.

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Steven Keck.

“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.”

Projects Approved in District 10 This Week Include:

  • The Greater Downtown Bike and Ped Connectivity Project received $75,000 to support a project that will build bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Lincoln Street north-south of the Port of Stockton, Rose Street, and Aurora to 5th Street in downtown Stockton. The project will construct 5.4 miles of bicycle facilities, new and reconstructed curb ramps, speed cushions, rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB), and more than 70 crosswalk installations and enhancements.
    • The Waterford Safe Routes to School Project received $15,000 to support a project that will install curbs, gutters, sidewalks, lighting, and conventional style crosswalks along Yosemite Boulevard in Waterford, which will become a Class III bicycle route. This project will help ensure safe active transportation, especially for children walking and bicycling to and from school.
    • A project in Amador County received $2.4 million to support a project that will rehabilitate pavement, upgrade guardrails, replace signs, rehabilitate culverts, and construct rumble strips on State Route 88 near Kirkwood from west of Foster Meadow to 1.1 miles east of Shot Rock Vista Point.

Image of the California Transportation Commission logo. 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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Port of Stockton.

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