California Transportation Commission allocates $1.4B for infrastructure

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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) announced Thursday that it had allocated more than $1.4 billion for infrastructure projects.

The infrastructure investments will be funded, in part, by SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, which will provide $884 million for the transportation repairs and improvements.

“California continues to make significant investments in fixing our roads, highways, bridges, and transit systems,” Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin said. “SB 1 is critical to making these repairs and upgrades, while also supporting thousands of jobs that are essential for our economy.”

Among the projects approved are $98.5 million to replace the Sacramento River Bridge on State Route 162 in Glenn County, and bring the viaduct approach to the bridge to current standards; $22.8 million to construct an auxiliary lane on Interstate 80 in Nevada County as well as upgrade facilities to be ADA compliant, repairing drainage systems and 2.3 miles of roadway; $12.1 million to improve traffic management on State Route 99 in Sacramento County, including installing 14 miles of cable to improve communication performance for the Regional Transportation Management Center; and $12.2 million to upgrade bridge rails on the bridge over State Route 70 in Yuba County.

Every year, SB 1 splits $5 billion in between state and local agencies for transportation projects.