Transportation

Bay Area getting millions in transportation infrastructure dollars

Interstate 680
Karl Nielsen

The California Transportation Commission has allocated more than $3 billion to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for more than $930 million of the total funding. 

Dozens of Bay Area projects were funded in the allocations made last week:

Alameda

  • $3.6 million to rehabilitate pavement, construct concrete barrier, upgrade signs, upgrade guardrail, upgrade Transportation Management System (TMS) elements and upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards in and near Dublin and Castro Valley, from Route 680 to 238.
  • $2.8 million to construct 8 maintenance vehicle pullouts on I-580 and Rt. 205 near Livermore to enhance worker safety.
  • $1.1 million to replace obsolete electronic components in existing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera systems on various routes.
  • $282,000 to replace cooling towers and chillers in HVAC system at District 4 headquarters in Oakland.

Contra Costa

  • $9.2 million to install Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) systems, pedestrian countdown timers, and refresh crosswalk markings with high-visibility striping to enhance pedestrian safety on Routes 4, 24, 80, 123, 242, 580, and 680 at various locations.
  • $4.5 million to rehabilitate roadway, upgrade guardrail and signs, and upgrade facilities to American Disabilities Act (ADA) standards near Hercules, Martinez, and Concord from San Pablo Avenue to east of Peralta Road Undercrossing.
  • $2.9 million to upgrade bridge rails and widen bridges to comply with ADA standards in Pinole and Hercules at Appian Way and Cummings Skyway Overcrossing.
  • $2.8 million to rehabilitate pavement, upgrade drainage systems, install lighting, construct concrete barrier, and upgrade facilities to ADA standards near Concord and Pleasant Hill, from Route 242 to Solano County line.
  • $2.7 million to rehabilitate pavement and drainage systems, and upgrade facilities to ADA standards in and near Antioch and Brentwood, from Hillcrest Avenue to Byron Highway.
  • $2.2 million to construct permanent Best Management Practices (BMPs) to achieve National Discharge Pollutant Elimination System (NDPES) permit compliance units for trash capture and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) in various cities.
  • $2 million to rehabilitate pavement, upgrade guardrail, and upgrade facilities to ADA standards from Acosta Boulevard to North of Diablo Road in San Ramon and Danville.
  • $2 million to construct six maintenance vehicle pullouts and modify nine existing ones near Rt. 160 to Hoffman Lane.
  • $1.8 million to Construct permanent BMPs to achieve statewide NPDES permit compliance units for trash capture in and near Hercules, Martinez, Concord, and Pittsburg, from San Pablo Avenue to Century Boulevard Undercrossing.
  • $1.5 million to rehabilitate pavement, upgrade facilities to ADA standards, construct Maintenance Vehicle Pullouts (MVPs), upgrade guardrail, and install lighting in Concord, from Route 680 to Route 4.
  • $835 thousand to rehabilitate pavement and upgrade facilities to ADA standards in El Cerrito and Richmond, from Alameda County line to Route 80.

Marin

  • $962,000 to stabilize roadway by constructing a retaining wall in Tiburon, east of Trestle Glen Boulevard.

Napa

  • $2.4 million to rehabilitate roadway, upgrade guardrail and TMS elements, rehabilitate drainage systems and upgrade facilities to ADA standards from north of Napa River Bridge to south of Sierra Avenue.
  • $1.7 million to rehabilitate pavement and upgrade facilities to ADA standards near American Canyon, from Solano County line to Napa River Bridge.
  • $75,000 for environmental mitigation and plant establishment for Capell Creek Bridge project.

San Francisco

  • $1.2 million to rehabilitate pavement and upgrade facilities to ADA standards in the City and County of San Francisco, from Holloway Avenue to Lincoln Way.

San Mateo

  • $8.1 million to rehabilitate roadway, improve drainage, and upgrade existing curb ramps and sidewalks to ADA standards In the cities of San Mateo and Burlingame, from East Santa Inez Avenue to Murchison Drive.
  • $7.2 million to enhance pedestrian safety by upgrading signals with accessible pedestrian signals, audible indicators, pushbuttons, countdown timers, and upgraded crosswalk markings on Routes 1, 35, 82, 84, 92,101, 109, 114, 280, and 380 at various locations.

Santa Clara

  • $23.9 million to replace failing culverts to facilitate drainage and prevent damage to the highway system, restore damaged slopes, pavement, and bridge approaches at five locations near Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and various spot locations.
  • $7.1 million to relocate or shield existing electrical controller cabinets and install fourteen new maintenance vehicle pullouts to improve safety on Routes 9, 17, 85, 87, 101, 152, 237, 280, 680, and 880.
  • $1.1 million to rehabilitate drainage systems, upgrade guardrail, and pave roadside areas to prevent vegetation growth and enhance highway worker safety near Gilroy, from 1.9 miles east of Bloomfield Avenue to west of Casa De Frita Parkway at various locations.

Solano

  • $4.3 million to upgrade fencing and gates to secure state facilities and enhance highway worker safety in Fairfield and in Vallejo.
  • $1.5 million to construct BMPs to achieve NPDES permit compliance for trash capture near Fairfield, Dixon, and Vacaville along Routes 113 and 680.
  • $840,000 to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety by installing flashing beacon systems and upgrade crosswalk markings on Routes 29, 37, 80, and 780 at various locations.

Sonoma

  • $1.4 million for biological mitigation for project near Carmet.
  • $1.3 million to rehabilitate pavement and upgrade guardrail near Jenner, from south of Russian Gulch Bridge to 2.5 miles south of Fort Ross Road.
  • $893,000 to rehabilitate pavement and drainage systems, and upgrade guardrail, and upgrade facilities to ADA standards In Santa Rosa, from east of Brigham Avenue Undercrossing to Fourth Street.
  • $830,000 to replace, or install, curve warning signs on Routes 12, 37, 101, 116, 121, and 128.
  • $829,000 to rehabilitate drainage systems near Sea Ranch, from north of Moonraker Road to north of Leeward Spur at various locations.

Alameda and Contra Costa

  • $1.4 million to construct outer separation concrete barriers between the freeway and frontage roads in Berkeley, from University Avenue to Gilman Street and in Pleasant Hill on Route 680 near Oak Park Boulevard.

Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano

  • $9.6 million to install and upgrade fiber optic cable, ramp metering systems, TMS elements, and widen ramps to provide High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) bypass ramp lanes on Routes 580, 680, and 780 at various locations.

Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma

  • $1.5 million to replace TMS elements on Routes 4, 24, 37, 80, 101, 242, 680, and 780.

Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma

  • $1.8 million to replace TMS system elements on Routes 17, 80, 85, 101, 238, 280, 380, and 580 at various locations.

Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Solano

  • $1.2 million to modify and enhance ramp metering systems to improve TMS performance and install guardrails at ramps to enhance highway worker safety at various routes and various locations.

Marin, Sonoma, San Mateo, and Santa Clara

  • $1.4 million to install trash capture devices in various locations on routes 101, 131, and 880.

Napa and Solano

  • $1.04 million to replace or install curve and warning signs in Napa and Solano Counties, on various routes at various locations.