Local Projects Get Millions in Funding From Caltrans
Press release from Caltrans:
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. This money will be used to improve the state’s aging roads and bridges and encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation.
“We are making sure every dollar counts when it comes to maintaining California’s transportation infrastructure,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “These allocations represent significant investments in the preservation of not only our existing infrastructure, but also the promotion of alternate forms of transportation, such as walking, biking and transit.”
The newly allocated funding includes $120 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for 31 “fix-it first” projects that will maintain and preserve investments in the state highway system and supporting infrastructure. These capital improvements cover projects across the state and include maintenance work, safety improvements, pavement repair and bridge rehabilitation and upgrades.
Other allocations include:
- $12.5 million for 11 capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
- $17.8 million for two Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program projects
- $15.5 million for 22 Active Transportation Program projects—the most recent active transportation investment from the largest program of its kind in the nation
The remaining funding allocations are from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding allocations today are:
- In Del Norte County, two storm damage repair projects on U.S. Highway 101: $4.7 million for a retaining wall 2.8 miles south of Mill Creek Campground, and $3.3 million for a retaining wall 0.2 mile north of Hamilton Road.
- In Humboldt County, $2.3 million for a safety project on State Route 299 near Willow Creek to realign a curve.
- In Mendocino County, $1.1 million to upgrade the railing, including the addition of bicycle railing, at the South Willits Overhead Bridge on U.S. Highway 101.
- In Eureka, on Waterfront Drive from Del Norte Street to Hilfiker Lane. Construct approximately 6,150 lineal feet of Class I multi-use trail. (Funded from Eureka Non Freeway Alternative Project Funds). $1,200,000