SR96 Upgrades Included in California Infrastructure Projects

Press release from Caltrans District 2:

blue ct next to black writing of caltrans for caltrans logoThe California Transportation Commission (CTC) [on January 29,] allocated nearly $1.2 billion for investments for urban and rural projects throughout the state, continuing a historic push to improve the state’s vital transportation infrastructure.

The latest allocations include nearly $428 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and $168 million via Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The CTC included $245 million for full trash capture devices, shoreline embankment restoration, improvements to bus, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure, railroad overcrossings, and better alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act throughout the state highway system. Trash capture devices are mesh screens placed in rivers and other waterways that filter out large and small pollutants. They prevent litter from continuing downstream to bays, estuaries, and the ocean.

“California is continuing to upgrade our transportation infrastructure,” Caltrans Director Tony Tavares said. “These investments will help us increase the safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation access that all Californians deserve.”

The latest CTC-approved projects in District 2 include:

  • Thompson Creek Bridge Project (State Route 96 near Happy Camp (Siskiyou County) at Thompson Creek Bridge No. 02-0068): Replacement of portion of bridge deck and application of polyester concrete overlay. This project includes $1.39 million in SB 1 funding.

IIJA, known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” is a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure to improve the sustainability and resiliency of our energy, water, broadband and transportation systems. Since 2021, California has received nearly $33 billion in IIJA funds, including more than $24 billion for transportation-related projects.

In addition, SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding each year that is shared between state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including those partially funded by SB 1.

For more information about California transportation projects funded by IIJA and

SB-1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.

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