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California Invests $2.1 Billion for Transportation Improvements

SB 1 provides $696 million of funding


October 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.                                                   

           Caltrans 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.”     

The 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:   

The 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.

The 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 million)   

State Route 91 (RIV): In the city of Riverside, from Adams Street to west of Route 60. Rehabilitate landscaping and irrigation systems ($631,000).

Interstate 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.

State Route 83 (SBD): Chino and Ontario, from Chino Avenue to Route 10. Improve existing bike lanes by adding signs, striping, and pavement markings.

State 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).

Interstate 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).

Various 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