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State Invests $491 Million for Transportation Improvements

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $491 million to address transportation needs throughout the state. This investment, which includes $273 million generated from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes.

“These critical investments will help improve California’s transportation infrastructure now and into the future,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “This includes improving safety and access for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, and planning for the long-term maintenance of these vital assets.”

Projects approved today in District 6 include:

  • Roadway Rehabilitation Project on State Route 145 in Fresno County: $6.9 million will rehabilitate pavement by grinding roadway and overlaying with rubberized asphalt from Kamm Avenue to Manning Avenue.
  • Traffic Management Program Repair Project in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera and Tulare Counties: $4.5 million will repair Transportation Management System (TMS) elements throughout District 6. This project will help reduce congestion and improve operational efficiency.
  • Bridge Upgrade Project on State Route 99 in Tulare County: $4.2 million will upgrade bridge railing to current standards and install approach railings at the Avenue 48 Overcrossing, the Davis Avenue Overcrossing, and the Avenue 100 Overcrossing in and near Pixley in Tulare County.

Funding for the projects approved today comes from federal and state gas taxes. To learn more about SB 1 projects in your community, visit Rebuilding California – Senate Bill 1.


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