California Transportation Commission approves millions for Bay Area infrastructure projects

Stinson Beach
View of Stinson Beach in Marin County from Highway 1.

The California Transportation Commission has allocated $578 million for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state.

Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $317 million – more than half of the funding that was approved last month.

“The CTC’s welcome decision to green light more than half a billion dollars to maintain and repair California’s aging transportation infrastructure is not only in keeping with our time-tested ‘fix-it-first’ strategy but also represents another big step to build and maintain a transportation system that serves all who travel in California, whether by foot, bicycle, bus, train or automobile,” said Steven Keck, Caltrans acting director.

Among the projects receiving funding in the Bay Area:

  • $21.178 million to construct an outer separation barrier between northbound Route 84 and Marshlands Road in Fremont near the Dumbarton Bridge. This project will include widening the shoulder, overlaying pavement, placing night visibility delineation, constructing rumble strips, and relocating lighting to improve safety.
  • $1.635 million to replace a collapsed culvert, backfill a sinkhole, and restore the landscaping next to I-280 in Daly City.
  • $1.55 million to improve the Hillsdale Boulevard Overcrossing in San Mateo. This project will include replacing the bridge rails and signals and upgrading the overcrossing to ADA standards.
  • $1.552 million to construct an outer concrete separation barrier on SB I-880 in Oakland, replace a bridge rail, and install a drainage system.
  • $1.539 million to construct a retaining wall, rehabilitate the drainage system, and install erosion control to stabilize a slope on Route 12 near St. Helena.
  • $1.46 million to repair pavement issues, replace drainage systems, and upgrade guardrail on Wooden Valley Road near Napa.
  • $1.38 million to upgrade the bridge rails at the 23rd Street Overcrossing in San Francisco.
  • $1.148 million for a four-year plant establishment on Route 1 near Stinson Beach. This project will entail noxious weed control, seed collection and propagation, and biological monitoring for an emergency project.
  • $1.09 million to replace obsolete electronic components in existing Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) camera systems in various counties and various routes.
  • $1.054 million to repair and extend an existing retaining wall, replace a culvert and guardrail, and repair the pavement on Route 1 near Muir Beach.
  • $1.01 million to repair two side slopes and reestablish a drainage system on I-80 near Vallejo.
  • $990,000 to correct settlement issues on I-880 in Danville.
  • $714,000 to restore a slope, regrade an unlined ditch, and install erosion control measures on Route 131 in Corte Madera.
  • $534,000 to upgrade curb ramps to ADA standards on Route 13 from Berkeley to Albany.
  • $505,000 to upgrade controllers in vehicle detection and traffic signal systems on various routes and various counties.


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