$2.1 Billion for Transportation Improvements
SB 1 provides $696
million of funding
15, 2021_ San Bernardino, CA___ The California
Transportation Commission (CTC)
this week allocated more than $2.1 billion for projects to repair and improve
transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the
Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $696 million –
nearly one-third of the funding.
Director Toks Omishakin said, “By making these
significant investments, California is building the public transportation
system we need for a safer and more prosperous, equitable, and environmentally
sound future. This investment also includes nearly $1 billion for local and
regional transportation projects that carry significant community benefits.”
CTC also approved 15 repair projects that will extend the life of 76 bridges,
prevent future costly repairs, and improve ride quality for the public.
Projects approved included below:
CTC allocated $960 million to Caltrans’ Division of Local Assistance in its
annual federal fiscal year investment. The Local Assistance Program makes funds
available to more than 600 cities, counties, and regional agencies to improve
transportation infrastructure and services.
Local Assistance Program authorizes approximately 1,100 new projects each year.
Interstate 10 (RIV): In Coachella, from 0.4 mile to 0.6 mile east of
Dillon Road. Replace existing Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) system ($953,000).
Interstate 15 (RIV): In Temecula and Murrieta, from Route 79 to Kalmia
Street/California Oaks Road and from south of Baxter Road to south of Bundy
Canyon Road (PM 14.9/16.0). Install trash removal devices ($969,000).
Interstate 15 (RIV): In and near Lake Elsinore, Corona, Norco, Jurupa
Valley, and Eastvale, at various locations from Bundy Canyon Road to
Philadelphia Street (San Bernardino County line) (PM 16.3/52.270). Upgrade
facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards ($1.8 million).
State Route 79 (RIV) : Near Aguanga, from the San Diego County line to
south of Sage Road and from north of Woodchuck Road to north of Anza Road (PM
11.4/14.8); also in and near Beaumont, from north of Gilman Springs Road to
First Street (PM R34.2/40.1). Install guardrail and flashing beacons ($1.18
Route 91 (RIV): In the city of Riverside, from Adams Street to west of
Route 60. Rehabilitate landscaping and irrigation systems ($631,000).
15 (SBD): In and near Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana, from Baseline Avenue to
0.9 mile north of Route 138. Enhance highway worker safety by installing
vegetation control, rock blanket, stamped concrete in areas beyond the gore,
and quick-change sign post sleeves.
Route 83 (SBD): Chino and Ontario, from Chino Avenue to Route 10. Improve
existing bike lanes by adding signs, striping, and pavement markings.
Route 60 (RIV): In and near Moreno Valley, from west of Perris Boulevard to
east of Gilman Springs Road. Install Transportation Management System (TMS)
elements ($1.6 million).
215 (RIV): Near Murrieta, from 1 mile north of Clinton Keith Road to 1 mile
north of Newport Road. Rehabilitate pavement, replace shoulder rumble strip,
upgrade culverts, upgrade guardrail, stabilize slopes, and enhance highway
worker safety ($2.35 million).
locations (SBD): In San Bernardino County, on various routes at various
locations. Install Changeable Message Signs (CMS) ($1.57 million).
Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, 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. Since it was passed in 2017, SB 1 has fully or partially funded more
than 7,000 projects, including 2,500 already completed, investing more than $16
billion toward pavement, bridges, trade corridors, transit and rail, and
walking and biking paths.
For more information about transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov