CTC Approves Over $2 Billion in Funding for Transportation Infrastructure, Rail and Local Projects

This is a press release from Caltrans:

Caltrans District CTMore than $690 Million Funded Entirely or in Part by SB 1


Eureka — Caltrans has announced that the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved funding for more than 100 transportation projects funded entirely or at least partly by $690 million from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“These projects are a just a small portion of the key improvements we need to maintain California’s critical transportation infrastructure,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “Throughout the state, projects like these are being completed through SB 1 investments.”

The CTC also approved more than $1.3 billion in funding toward nearly 150 transportation projects for additional maintenance, improvements and construction throughout California.

Most of the projects receiving funding allocations are part of the State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP), which is the state highway system’s “fix-it-first” program that funds safety improvements, emergency repairs, highway preservation and some operational highway improvements. While funding for this program is a mixture of federal and state funds, a significant portion comes from the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account created by SB 1. Caltrans will focus on repairing and rehabilitating the state highway system by improving pavement, bridges, culverts and intelligent transportation systems, which are included in the performance requirements of SB 1.

Other projects include ones from the SB 1-created Solutions for Congested Corridor, Trade Corridor Enhancement and Local Partnership Programs. These vital programs tackle congestion, support valuable trade corridors and bolster local agency efforts to invest in transportation. Furthermore, the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, which funds projects to modernize transit systems, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety, was allocated more than $122 million in SB 1 dollars for 11 rail and transit projects.

Area projects receiving funding include:


  • Project Development for Hunter and Panther Creek Bridge Replacements on U.S. Highway 101 in Del Norte County: Over $4 million will be used to further advance projects to replace the Hunter Creek and Panther Creek Bridges on U.S. Highway 101 a little over eight miles north of the Humboldt County line in Del Norte County. This project is needed because both bridges are narrow, do not meet current seismic standards, and are past their 50-year design life.


  • Project Development for Pavement Rehabilitation on U.S. Highway 101 near Hopland in Mendocino County: Over $600,000 will be used to further advance a pavement rehabilitation project on U.S. Highway 101 near Hopland in Mendocino County. The project will rehabilitate 36.2 lane miles of highway.


The final list of projects receiving allocations is attached, with SB 1 funding sources highlighted.

The Road Repair and Accountability Act (SB 1), the landmark transportation infrastructure bill signed by Governor Brown in April 2017, invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety. These funds will be split equally between state and local investments.

Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov .August 2018 CTC Meeting



  • 4 million to replace those very small “bridges”? ouch

  • Panther Creek is actually a low lying tidal slough. Bridges built these days by Caltrans typically have a design life of 75 to 100 years. Lets hope engineers seriously consider sea-level rise as they design and build a replacement bridge for Panther Creek.

    • Well seeing as how the ocean has been rising for the last 12,000 years, since the last ice age ended at an average rise of a little less than 4 inches every hundred years. And also considering all the land-based Glaciers are pretty much melted off the majority of the world, which I’ll point out happened a long time before fossil fuels start being used. let’s say they want the bridge to last 200 years, I guess they better build it at least 8 feet higher than it already is.

  • So…nothing for that stretch south of Crescent City? That part that is sliding off the cliff, melting away with every rain? That part that connects us to Crescent City and Oregon?


  • If they want people to be happy about sb1, they should just put up a bunch more signs along the freeway bragging about work that they aren’t doing.

    • Dude seriously those signs themselves are a huge useless price tag. Large metal wordy sign, wood posts plus the time for a CT employee to install them. I’m guessing all in we’re talking a grand at least a piece.

  • Getting taxed to drive on American infrastructure because you own a car that you HAVE to buy gas for from a corporation that doesn’t allow anything but fossil fuel burning vehicles is bogus. Thanks Jerry brown (gas tax). Every other state right now is getting federally funded highways! Taxing you to cross bridges in a free world is unconstitutional.

  • This state is like a fucking junkie with a credit card. Except this junky has about 20 million fools paying their credit card bill form them.

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