State allocates $491 million for transportation improvements
–This week, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) announced it has allocated $491 million to address transportation needs throughout the state. This investment, which includes $273 million generated from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle, and pedestrian routes.
“These critical investments will help improve California’s transportation infrastructure now and into the future,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “This includes improving safety and access for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and planning for the long-term maintenance of these vital assets.”
Projects approved today in Caltrans District 5 include:
- An $11 million allocation to rehabilitate the Garrapata Creek Bridge on Highway 1 in Monterey County with the application of an Electrochemical Chloride Extraction and waterproofing of the structure.
- A $6 million allocation to replace two bridges near the Refugio Overcrossing on US 101 in Santa Barbara County.
- A $5 million allocation to build a tieback wall, restore the roadway, improve drainage facilities, and install permanent erosion control measures on State Route 236 near Boulder Creek in Santa Cruz County.
- A $4 million allocation to rehabilitate the pavement, repair drainage systems, upgrade the median barrier and guardrail on US 101 from north of Boronda Road to north of Crazy Horse Canyon Road near Salinas in Monterey Count
- A $2 million allocation to replace the San Lorenzo River Bridge and the Kings Creek Bridge on State Route 9 near Boulder Creek in Santa Cruz County.
Funding for the projects approved today comes from federal and state gas taxes. To learn more about SB 1 projects, visit Rebuilding California – Senate Bill 1.