California distributes $3 billion to rebuild and upgrade transportation infrastructure

Noah Berger

Caltrans announced the California Transportation Commission (CTC) this month allocated more than $3.1 billion for projects that will improve the state’s transportation infrastructure, making it safer, more sustainable and more reliable.

The allocation includes nearly $1.8 billion in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and almost $200 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“These state and federal investments will continue to allow Caltrans to rebuild our transportation system so that it is more climate-change resilient, reduces pollution and travel times, and improves goods movement,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “These projects will have a direct, positive impact on every Californian. Commuters, truckers, and visitors will all benefit from more reliable roadways and a safer transportation network.”

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

Alameda County

  • $19.4M in allocations for various routes and various locations.
  • $8.5M in allocations in and near Fremont and Hayward, on Routes 580, 680, 880.
  • $5.2M in allocations in Berkeley and Albany, from State Route 13 to the Contra Costa County line to upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards by replacing uplifted sidewalks.
  • $4.7M in allocations to improve safety in the city of Oakland.
  • $2.4M in allocations for erosion repair on State Route 13 in Oakland.

Contra Costa County

  • $12.1M in allocations to replace joint seals and apply polyester concrete overlay to bridge decks in and near Walnut Creek and Martinez.
  • $10.1M in allocations was awarded to achieve statewide National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems.

Marin County 

  • $25.5M in allocations for work on State Route 1 near Point Reyes Station and Olema and near Tomales.
  • $13M in allocations for Redwood Boulevard slide repair near US-101.
  • $4.2M in SB1 allocations for the Tamalpais Drive overcrossing in Corte Madera.
  • $1.9M in allocations for SR-1 road work near Marshall, just south of Clark Road.

Napa County

  • $4.9M in allocations to install rumble strips to improve safety in the county.
  • $2M in allocations for air pavement, replace drainage systems and upgrade guardrail near the city of Napa.

Santa Clara County

  • $32M in allocations to upgrade guardrail, transition railing, and end treatments to current standard.
  • $14.6M in allocations to upgrade pump plants and increase storm water storage at the Alum Rock pump plant.
  • $8.3M in allocations for work in the cities of Santa Clara and Palo Alto.
  • $4.3M for slipout work on SR-130 near San Jose.

San Mateo County

  • $52.5M in allocations to rehabilitate pavement of the mainline and upgrade the concrete median barrier.
  • $10M in allocations to deploy equipment, such as an interconnected traffic signal systems, closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, and vehicle detection systems on state routes.
  • $9.9M in allocations for ITS improvements in Daly City, Brisbane, and Colma.
  • $7.3M to repair sinhole damage and reconstruct slopes along SR-35.
  • $3.9M in allocations to upgrade to upgrade and reposition traffic signals, and upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards to improve safety.
  • $5.3M to for sinkhole repair work on SR-92 near the city of San Mateo.
  • $1.7M for slope and lined ditch work along SR-1 in Pacifica.
  • 1.4M for slope and retaining wall work on SR-84 near Woodside.
  • $1M for slope and culvert repair near Pacifica on SR-1.

Solano County

  • $12.7M in allocations to apply polyester concrete overlay to bridge decks in and near Fairfield, Vacaville and Dixon.
  • $11.9M in allocations to apply polyester concrete overlay to bridge deck, replace joint seals, and cold plane asphalt concrete pavement on bridge approaches and departure slabs in Vallejo.
  • $8.8M to repair Napa River Bridge in Vallejo on SR-37.
  • $7.4M in allocations was awarded to achieve statewide National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems.
  • $4.3M in allocations for I-680 for slipout repairs in Fairfield.

Sonoma County

  • $30M in allocations in the county for work between the Sonoma County Airport SMART Station to the town of Windsor.
  • $17M in allocations for work on US-101 in the city of Santa Rosa at the US-101/Hearn Avenue interchange/overcrossing.
  • $2.1M for erosion and culvert near on SR-1 near Jenner.
  • $1.1M for landslide repair near the county line near Calistoga.
  • $918,000 in SB1 funds for work near Bodega Bay, Carmet, and Jenner at various locations.
  • $468,000 for SRg-116 near Sebastopol for erosion and culvert repair.

Various Bay Area counties

  • $19.4M in allocations across the district to replace camera units and related technology components at existing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera systems.
  • $4.3M in allocations for road work at various locations across the district.

California has received more than $22 billion since the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passage in November 2021. SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually that is shared 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.

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