California to invest $700 million in transportation infrastructure
SACRAMENTO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $700 million today to repair and improve transportation infrastructure across the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, represents $272 million, more than a third of the funding.
“This critical investment will help Caltrans continue to repair, maintain and upgrade our state’s aging transportation infrastructure to improve safety and sustainability,” the Caltrans acting director said. Steven Keck. “This reflects both CTC’s and Caltrans’ commitment to providing travelers and communities, as well as California’s vibrant 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 has received $75,000 to support a project that will construct bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Lincoln Street in the north-south of the Stockton Harbor, Rose Street and Aurora to 5th Street in downtown Stockton. The project will construct 5.4 miles of cycling facilities, new and rebuilt sidewalk ramps, speed pads, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs), and more than 70 pedestrian crossing facilities and improvements.
• The Waterford Safe Routes to School Project received $15,000 to support a project that will install conventional style curbs, gutters, sidewalks, lighting and crosswalks along Yosemite Boulevard in Waterford, which will become a Class III cycle path. This project will help ensure safe active transportation, especially for children who walk and cycle to and from school.
• A project in Amador County received $2.4 million to support a project that will rehabilitate the roadway, improve 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 Viewpoint.
SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually, split between state and local agencies. Road projects progress faster through the construction phases depending on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects partially funded by SB 1.
For more information on SB 1-funded transportation projects, visit reconstructionca.ca.gov.