State Invests $565 Million in Transportation Improvements, Awards $2 Billion for Future Projects

Sacramento, CA… The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $565 million for current projects – and approved $2 billion in future improvements – to address transportation needs throughout the state. This continued investment will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes.

“Caltrans is committed to improving California’s transportation infrastructure and creating safer, more reliable travel options,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin.
“This investment allows the department to continue our critical repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges, mass transit and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.”

Projects approved in District 10 include:

• A project that will rehabilitate bridge rail on State Route 26 at the Fork Mokelumne River Bridge in Calaveras County received $2 million. Workers will replace and upgrade bridge railing at three structures and seismic retrofit at one location.

• A project that will rehabilitate three bridges on State Route 88 at various locations in Markleeville (Alpine County) received $10.7 million. By upgrading the bridge, workers will upgrade the bridge rail on two bridges, replace one bridge and barricade another bridge

• Stockton Safe Routes to Schools Safety and Connectivity Improvements Project received $127,000. This project will increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, decrease congestion, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and improve public safety.

The $2 billion awarded for future projects will provide funding through 2023 from three programs created by SB 1 to improve the movement of goods, increase mobility options
and access to public transit, and support equity and environmental sustainability:

• The Solutions for Congested Corridors Program, which supports projects designed to reduce congestion in highly traveled areas

• The Trade Corridor Enhancement Program, which funds freight infrastructure improvements

• The Local Partnership Competitive Program, which provides funding to counties, cities, districts, and regional transportation agencies

To learn more about SB 1 projects in your community, visit Rebuilding California – Senate Bill 1.

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