CTC Allocates Funds for Road Repair on Central Coast
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week 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.
“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 Caltrans Acting Director Steven Keck.
Projects approved this week include:
- $2 million to rehabilitate the pavement and provide upgrades that meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on State Route 246 from West of V Street to H Street and on State Route 1 from H Street to 12th Street in the City of Lompoc in Santa Barbara County.
- $586,000 to construct a pathway, curb ramps and sidewalks to meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Highway 68 from 17 Mile Drive to Congress Avenue in Pacific Grove in Monterey County.
The CTC also approved the 2022 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), a four-year, $17.9 billion program of projects to preserve and protect the state highway system. Most of the 2022 SHOPP projects are focused on improving pavement, bridges and other highway infrastructure. All the 2022 SHOPP projects are available on the Caltrans’ Ten-Year Project Book website, ProjectBook.dot.ca.gov.
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 transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.