Bay Area gets millions from state to improve transportation infrastructure, includes climate change resiliency funding

Sonoma Creek Bridge
Sonoma Creek Bridge. Caltrans photo.

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) last week allocated $1.1 billion for projects that will repair and improve the state’s transportation infrastructure. The funding includes more than $300 million for projects across California that will make the system more climate resilient while investing in bike and pedestrian pathways and increasing natural disaster preparedness.

Fifteen projects, totaling $309 million, are funded through the Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Program (LTCAP), which is part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s historic $15 billion clean transportation infrastructure package in the 2022-23 state budget to further the state’s ambitious climate goals. The funding will help climate-vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

“California is making historic transportation investments and building a climate-resilient system to connect every community in a safe and reliable way,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “The funding will maintain and repair our roads while investing in public transit, bike and pedestrian pathways, and climate-adaptation projects.”

The $1.1 billion allocation approved today includes nearly $497 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and more than $132 million via Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Projects the CTC approved include several in District 4 (Bay Area):

Alameda County

  • $4.8 million allocated in the area near Livermore, east of Stonecut Underpass. The project will restore an eroded embankment slope, rebuild a broken section of an asphalt-lined ditch, and install erosion control measures.
  • $3.7 million allocated in Berkeley, along Gilman Street, from Fourth Street, west of the West Frontage Road. The project will construct a double roundabout and roadway access.
  • $3.4 million allocated in Fremont, at the southbound off-ramp to Scott Creek Road and on State Route 238. The project will upgrade facilities to ADA standards, improve sidewalks, and rehabilitate drainage systems.
  • $600,000 allocated in Fremont, from Central Avenue to south of Thornton Avenue. The project will repair a slope embankment slip-out, install Rock Slope Protection, and restore a pump station and drainage systems.

Marin County

  • $5 million allocated near Novato, at the Petaluma Creek Bridge. The project will reconstruct a damaged fender system following a tugboat and barge collision.

Napa County

  • $1.7 million allocated near Calistoga, at No Name Creek Bridge. The project involves bridge preventative maintenance and scour mitigation.

Santa Clara County

  • $900,000 allocated in San Jose, at Hostetter Undercrossing and Capitol Avenue Undercrossing. The project will repair an uneven road surface, replace approach slabs, and repair pavement.

San Mateo

  • $4.1 million allocated near Pacifica, from south of 2nd Street to south of Tom Lantos Tunnel. The project will improve safety by installing new standard safety barriers and upgrading existing guardrails.
  • $300,000 allocated in and near Pacifica, from 14th Street to Linda Mar Boulevard. The project involves plant establishment mitigation for project.

Sonoma County

  • $2.9 million allocated near Petaluma, north of Kastania Road. The project will stabilize a slope and install rock slope protection and drainage system.
  • $2.7 million allocated near Schellville, at various bridges. The project involves bridge rail replacement and upgrades.
  • $2.3 million allocated near Sebastopol, at various bridges. The project will upgrade bridge rails.
  • $1.7 million allocated near Fort Ross. The project will stabilize a slope with micro piles and grout injection.
  • $700,000 allocated in and near Sonoma, at Sonoma Creek Bridge and Hooker Creek Bridge. The project is a mitigation effort for plant establishment and erosion control.

The LTCAP provides $400.5 million over five years, with $148 million in state funding and $252.5 million from the federal Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Formula Program established in the IIJA.

The IIJA, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” is an investment in the nation's infrastructure to improve the sustainability and resiliency of our energy, water, broadband and transportation systems. Since 2021, California has received more than $32 billion in IIJA funds, including more than $24 billion for transportation-related projects.

In addition, SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually that is shared about equally between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1.

For more information about California transportation projects funded by IIJA and SB 1, visit


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