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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2018 03:29 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/20/2018 12:53 PM
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CTC Allocates More Than Half a Billion Dollars to Safety, Congestion Relief and Road Improvement Projects Including Some in Alpine, Amador & Tuolumne

Sacramento, CA...Caltrans announced today that the California Transportation Commission allocated $669 million for more than 100 projects, funded by or at least partly by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. “This allocation builds on a year of funding approvals that have allowed us to move more than $15 billion worth of projects forward,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “So far Caltrans has completed 53 SB 1 projects, a number anticipated to grow to 100 by December 31, with more on the horizon in 2019.”

More than 50 projects were allocated funds that will bring goods to market faster, help relieve traffic in our most congested cities, and provide additional funding on transportation investments that counties have made in their own communities.

Area projects allocated SB 1 funds include:

Culvert Replacement Project on Various State Routes in Alpine, Amador and Tuolumne Counties: $8 million drainage project will repair or replace culverts at various locations along State Route 4 (SR-4) from north of Backpackers Campground to west of Highland Lakes Road in Alpine County, SR-88 from west of Woods Lake Road in South Lake Tahoe to west of Carson Sno-Park in the town of Markleeville in Alpine County, SR-207 from SR-4/SR-207 Intersection to Mt. Reba Road in the town of Bear Valley in Alpine County, SR-16 from west of Verde Lane to SR-16/SR-49 Separation in the city of Plymouth in Amador County, SR-49 from north of Zinfandel Parkway to south of Miller Way in the city of Plymouth in Amador County, and SR-108 from east of Eureka Valley Campground to east of Douglas Creek in Tuolumne County. This culvert replacement project was allocated almost $1.4 million due to SB 1.

Traffic System Management Project on Interstate 205 (I-205) in San Joaquin County: $26.5 million traffic management systems project will improve the flow of traffic by installing ramp meters and other Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) elements on Interstate 205 from Vyron Road Undercrossing to west of Paradise Road Overcrossing in the city of Tracy in San Joaquin County. This project was allocated almost $4.5 million due to SB 1.

Preventative Bridge Maintenance Project on Various State Routes in Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties: $6.9 million preventative maintenance bridge project will revamp the Ortigalita Creek Bridge on I-5 in the city of Los Banos, the San Luis Wasteway Bridge on I-5 in the city of Los Banos, the Arroyo Canal Bridge on SR-152 in the city of Los Banos in Merced County, the Stockton Creek Bridge on SR-49 in Mariposa County, the Snake Ravine Bridge on SR-132 in town of La Grange in Stanislaus County, the Blitz Creek Bridge on SR-120 in the city of Oakdale in Stanislaus County, the Duck Creek Bridge on SR-4 in the town of Farmington in Stanislaus County, the Bergs Canal Bridge on SR-99 in the city of Stockton, the Calaveras River Bridge on SR-99 in the city of Stockton, the Calaveras River Bridge on SR-88 in the city of Stockton, and the Moshier Creek Bridge on SR-88 in the city of Stockton in San Joaquin County. This project was allocated almost $1.5 million due to SB 1.

Attached is the complete list of projects that were allocated SB 1 funds at the meeting.

Many of the projects receiving allocations are part of the State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP), which is the state highway system’s "fix-it-first" program that funds safety improvements, emergency repairs, highway preservation and some operational highway improvements. While funding for this program is a mixture of federal and state funds, a significant portion comes from SB 1.

In the last year, Caltrans crews have repaired more than 2,900 potholes, replaced or repaired more than 740 lane miles of pavement, repaired more than 37,500 feet of guardrail, replaced or repaired nearly 950 highway lights and traffic signals, restriped more than 2,000 miles of highway to improve visibility and safety, and fixed 800 roadway signs.

To date, along with the 53 projects completed, Caltrans has awarded or started construction on 90 projects and has begun work, including design and environmental clearance on 357 projects.

At the meeting, the Commission also approved Caltrans’ Annual Efficiencies report which details how the department will achieve more than $130 million in savings.

SB 1, the landmark transportation infrastructure bill signed by Governor Brown in April 2017, invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety. These funds are split equally between state and local investments to enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.

More information and updates on projects can be found on Caltrans’ social media

Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit


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