$236 MILLION Allocated to Maintain & Upgrade Roads 


California Transportation Commission (CTC)

Adopts Components for Transportation Program



San Bernardino, California ____ Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC), as of Friday December 8, 2016, has allocated $236 million to 40 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking.


“Allocations like those made today help Caltrans continue to invest in, maintain and modernize California’s transportation system,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Each of these projects is an opportunity to improve safety, access and mobility for all travelers in California, whether you choose to travel via car, take the transit or ride a bicycle.”


The newly allocated funding includes $190 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 10 projects that will maintain and preserve the investment in the state highway system and its supporting infrastructure. These capital improvements consist of projects covering maintenance, pavement repair and preservation work, safety improvements and upgrades to bridges throughout the state. 


Also included among allocations:

$31.6 million from the Active Transportation Program that will go toward 40 bicycle and pedestrian projects throughout the state.


$4 million for Transit and Intercity Rail Program projects which seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand rail service to increase ridership, integrate various rail and bus systems and improve rail safety.


$1.2 million for Traffic Congestion Relief Program projects that will relieve congestion, connect transportation systems and provide for better goods movement.


The remaining $9 million in allocations came from various state and federal transportation accounts.


State of California • Department of Transportation



Among the projects that received funding allocations were:

Riv 60 - $2,238,000 - In and near the city of Riverside, on Route 60 from Milliken Avenue to Routes 60/91/215 Junction; also on Route 91 from Spruce Street to Routes 60/91/215 Junction. Upgrade communications system to fiber optic cable and connect to 24 Transportation Management System (TMS) field elements.   

SBd 38 - $3,344,000 - Near Big Bear Lake, from 0.5 mile west of Glass Road to 0.2 mile east of Seven Oaks Road. Permanent restoration of embankment damaged by the Lake Fire of June 2015. The project is to place rock slope protection, repair damaged drainage systems, and construct headwalls, wingwalls and debris flow barriers at existing culvert locations.


The Commission also adopted the 2017 Active Transportation Program (ATP), Statewide and Small Urban & Rural components. The statewide component includes $131.7 million for 44 projects and $26.3 million for 10 small urban and rural projects. Together, these components represent 60 percent of available funding under the 2017 ATP. The CTC’s adoption of these 2017 components is not authorization to begin work on a project, which still require an allocation by the CTC for the project to begin work.

A list of the adopted 2017 ATP Statewide and Small Urban & Rural components can be found at:  http://www.catc.ca.gov/meetings/agenda/2016Agenda/2016-12/yellows/Tab_20_4.8.pdf