California Makes $1.18 Billion Transportation Investment

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Source: Caltrans

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) [last month] allocated more than $1.18 billion for projects to fix and improve transportation infrastructure throughout California. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for more than half of this critical investment – $630 million.

“California has the most heavily-traveled transportation system in the country,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “Today’s investment will allow Caltrans to make critical repairs and upgrades to our state’s roads and bridges, increase options for transit, rail, walking and biking, and support thousands of jobs.”

Projects approved today include:

  • $18 million to grind and resurface the pavement, upgrade curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Standards (ADA) on State Route 135 from Lakeview Road to US 101 in Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County.


  • $12 million to replace the Old Creek Bridge on Highway 1 near Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo County.  This project will also include improved bridge rails, guardrail, highway shoulders and rock slope protection.


  • $1.9 million to install Accessible Pedestrian Systems (push buttons), countdown pedestrian signals and crosswalk signs to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in various locations on State Routes 135 and 246 and US 101 in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split 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 other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit

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PitMix Jul 19, 2021 12:41 PM
California Makes $1.18 Billion Transportation Investment

Could they please hire another 3 people to put the 3rd lane between the two ongoing projects in Summerland and Carp? Why they thought it was a great idea to do those 2 stretches and not extend the Carp project northward is beyond me. Maybe they just like to sit on the overpasses drinking coffee and laughing at the poor commuters trying to make their way through another time-killing 3 land to 2 merge (Faria, Mussel Shoals, Carpinteria, and soon Summerland?

PitMix Jul 20, 2021 09:15 AM
California Makes $1.18 Billion Transportation Investment

You will get downvoted based on what you've said in the past, not necessarily on what you are saying now. But anyone older than 12 shouldn't care, especially since downvotes no longer get your posts removed.

Byzantium Jul 20, 2021 09:25 AM
California Makes $1.18 Billion Transportation Investment

Drive down the central valley freeway (5 or 99?) and you can see the hulking mock up of the bullet train to nowhere in the middle of no where. BTW: if it is ever completed it will be a big deal, and a way to redistribute California population clusters. But right now it is a money pit sink hole.

JB86 Jul 19, 2021 06:07 PM
California Makes $1.18 Billion Transportation Investment

The few projects mentioned don't account for more than 15% of the allocation. How much will be going to things that have nothing to do with bridge and road maintenance? Train to no where, busses no one rides, etc.

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