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California allocates more than $3 billion for transportation infrastructure

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $3 billion to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state, including $1.3 billion in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to support local projects and to protect local roads and bridges from extreme weather and natural disasters. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for more than $930 million of the total funding.

“The CTC’s decision to invest in our state highways while protecting city and county infrastructure will help make California’s roadways safer and more resilient one shovel, one project and one community at a time,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. Projects approved in District 12 include:

  • $32.5 million for a project in the Cities of Santa Ana, Tustin, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Laguna Niguel, and Anaheim on various routes to rehabilitate pavement and replace asphalt at 16 connectors, two ramps, and one freeway segment.
  • $13.6 million for a project on State Route 1 (SR-1) in Newport Beach, from Jamboree Road to the Santa Ana River Bridge to rehabilitate pavement and upgrade facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  • $6.1 million for a project on SR-57 near Brea, at the Tonner Canyon off-ramp to construct a new detention basin to reduce trash flowing to the San Gabriel-Coyote Creek watershed.
  • $1.8 million for a project on SR-22 in the Cities of Orange and Santa Ana, from east of Parker Street to east of Cambridge Street to restripe lanes to improve merging, extend auxiliary lanes, add and upgrade signs, and add safety lighting.
  • $360,000 for a project on Interstate 5 in the Cities of Anaheim, Fullerton, and Buena Park, from Orangewood Avenue to south of Artesia Boulevard to refresh and add new pavement delineation and install pavement markers at exit ramps to prevent wrong-way driving.

The $1.3 billion federal local assistance allocation in fiscal year 2023 is thanks to programs that were created or expanded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Caltrans oversees funds that are available to more than 600 cities, counties, and regional agencies for the purpose of improving their transportation infrastructure and services. Funding from new programs that were created by the law includes $45 million to build community resilience in the face of extreme weather and natural disasters and $63 million to help develop carbon reduction strategies that address the climate crisis.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in annual transportation funding annually that is 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 transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.