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District 2 - CTC Approves $814 Million in New Transportation Funding for State's Infrastructure System

Date: August 19, 2016
District: District 2
Contact: Trisha Coder
Phone: (530) 229-0511

REDDING – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. This includes 34 biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state that will receive $12.1 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program.

"Each of these projects is an opportunity to improve safety, access and mobility for all travelers in California, whether you choose to travel via car, bike or transit."

Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans

The newly allocated funding also includes $732.7 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 72 "fix-it first" projects that will maintain and preserve 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.

The allocations also include:

  • $2.1 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006.To date, more than $19 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for transportation purposes.
  • $52.7 million for Traffic Congestion Relief Program projects that will relieve congestion, connect transportation systems and provide for better goods movement.
  • The remaining $14.4 million in allocations came from various state and federal transportation accounts.

Among the projects that received funding allocations were:

  • LASSEN & SIERRA COUNTIES: $11.5 million was allocated by the CTC to extend the pavement life of U.S. 395, from the Nevada state line at Bordertown to about one mile north of Hallelujah Junction, for a minimum of five years. The Bordertown CapM project will also address  bridge approach/departure slabs, drainage near the Agricultural Inspection Station and the need for a traffic monitoring system at the junction of SR 70/U.S. 395 and at the Nevada border.
  • PLUMAS COUNTY: $13.5 million was allocated by the CTC to rehabilitate the Spring Garden Bridge on State Route 70 near Quincy. The Spring Garden Bridge Rehabilitation project will replace the existing bridge deck with a new and wider bridge deck, will retrofit the substructure to support the new bridge deck, and will widen the bridge and adjacent roadway to provide eight foot shoulders. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2017 and be completed in Fall 2018.

Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations.

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