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California invests $1.4 billion for transportation improvements

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated more than $495 million 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 two-thirds of this critical investment – $328 million.

“This substantial investment will help improve transportation for all Californians now and in the future,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “This includes moving towards a more climate-friendly, safe, and equitable state transportation system.”

Projects approved today in District 12 – Orange County include:

  • $14 million allocated for a project in Costa Mesa and Irvine along I-405, between I-5 and Harbor Boulevard. This project will rehabilitate pavement, replace bridge approach and departure slabs, upgrade bridge railings, improve highway worker safety, upgrade safety devices, and upgrade the Transportation Management System (TMS).
  • $2.4 million for a project in Anaheim on I-5 that will enhance highway worker safety by upgrading access trails, relocating facilities away from traffic, installing vegetation control and paving miscellaneous areas to reduce repetitive maintenance activities.
  • $1.1 million for a project in Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano along the I-5 from south of Camino de Estrella to north of Route 1. Safety lighting will be installed and the median barrier upgraded.

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.

This article was released by Caltrans.