California Allocates More Than $2.2 Billion for Transportation Infrastructure, $21.5 million allocated to Hwy. 41 In Madera County
SAN JOSÉ — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $2.2 billion to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state at its August meeting. The allocation includes more than $1.6 billion in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and nearly $336 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“Thanks to a historic influx of federal funding and our ongoing investments powered by SB 1, California continues to make major progress in rebuilding, revitalizing, and reimagining our infrastructure to support a cleaner, safer, and more equitable transportation system,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares.
Projects approved this week include:
- Roadway Rehabilitation Project on State Route 41 in Madera County: $21.5 million allocated to project that will rehabilitate roadway by resurfacing pavement, widening shoulders and bridge, and reconstructing culverts near Fresno, from 0.1 miles north of Avenue 15 to 0.1 miles south of State Route 145. The $21.5 million allocation includes over $19 million in federal IIJA funding.
The CTC also adopted the 2022 California Transportation Asset Management Plan at the meeting. The plan lays out the needs and investment strategies for Caltrans and its partner agencies to maintain the state’s highway infrastructure – including pavement, bridges, and other assets – over the next decade. California’s plan was the first in the nation to be certified by the Federal Highway Administration. The CTC’s adoption finalizes the plan.
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 transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.