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Nearly $593 million in Funding Approved for State's Transportation System

Date: July 3, 2017
District: District 2
Contact: Chris Woodward
Phone: (530) 229-0511

REDDING – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain the state's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $593 million to 124 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking.

"These projects will help us maintain and modernize California's transportation system.Each of these projects is an opportunity to improve safety, goods movement and access and mobility for all travelers in California."

Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans

The newly allocated funding includes $391.7 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for 31 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 rehabilitation, safety improvements and upgrades to bridges throughout the state.

Allocations also include:

  • $75 million for 12 Traffic Congestion Relief Program projects that will relieve congestion, connect transportation systems and provide for better goods movement
  • $42.7 million from the Active Transportation Program for 53 biking and pedestrian projects
  • $30.8 million for four Transit and Intercity Rail Program projects
  • $28 million for 22 capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
  • The remaining $24 million in allocations came from various state and federal transportation accounts.

Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:

District 2 CTC Funding Allocations June 2017

  • SR 44/Stillwater Road Overcrossing (Clough Creek Bridge to 0.6 mile west of Deschutes Road overcrossing):
    • Construction of overcrossing at Stillwater Road on SR 44 west of Palo Cedro, allowing right-turns-only in area.
    • $5,770,000 allocated for safety and at-grade improvements at intersection.
  • SR 36 in and around Red Bluff (East Sand Slough Bridge to 0.6 mile east of Stice Road):
    • Pavement rehabilitation via grinding, performing dig-outs in areas of failure, and overlay with rubberized asphalt to extend pavement life and improve ride quality.
    • Upgrade existing ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) curb ramps.
    • Construction of sidewalk and added bicycle lane pavement markings through CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) funds.
    • $5,640,000 allocated for project.
  • $190,000 allocated for Shasta Regional Transportation Agency
  • $59,000 allocated for Modoc County Transportation Commission for planning, programming, and monitoring purposes.

Please see the List of Projects Going Forward for CTC Allocation from the June 2017 CTC Meeting for more information about all projects that received allocations.

SB 1, passed by the state Legislature and signed by Governor Brown in April, will soon take effect and provide the first significant and stable increase in state transportation funding in more than two decades. Caltrans, along with the CTC, is committed to making investments into California's infrastructure system efficiently and effectively, and putting those dollars to work as soon as possible.

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