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New $1.18 billion transportation allocation includes Orange County road projects

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today 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 in District 12 – Orange County today include:

  • Costa Mesa: A little over $11.6 million has been allocated for a project to strengthen the foundation and enhance the reliability and safety of SR-55 connector to SR-73.
  • Anaheim: Just over $22 million has been allocated for a project to rehabilitate the pavement, extending the pavement service life and improve ride quality for about 10 miles of SR-241 in Anaheim.
  • Dana Point: $250,000 allocated to a project to upgrade facilities to Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and add class II bike lanes, crosswalks, and mixed-use sidewalks.
  • Santa Ana/Orange: $650,000 allocated to upgrade signs, pavement delineation, lengthen lane reduction to improve merging and install traffic count station on Interstate 5 from south of SR-22 to just north of City Drive/State College Boulevard.
  • North County: Nearly $2 million to add safety lighting, replace pavement delineation, and add route shields. For 11 miles on SR-57
  • Anaheim/Placentia: Just over $1.6 million to rehabilitate pavement/culverts, upgrade lighting and Transportation Management System elements on SR-91 from Acacia Street to La Palma Avenue.
  • Anaheim: Almost $2.7 million to rehabilitate pavement, upgrade TMS elements, and make highway worker safety improvements on SR-91 from La Palma Avenue to SR-55.
  • Anaheim: $570,000 to upgrade TMS elements/lighting and make highway worker safety improvements on SR-91 from SR-55 to just west of SR-90.
  • Central and South County: Just over $3.5 million to rehabilitate bridge decks, bridge joints, and approach slabs to preserve service life on 10 bridges along more than 10 miles of SR-73.

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 rebuildingca.ca.gov.

The article above was released by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).