California Makes $1.18 Billion Transportation Investment

Sacramento, CA… (June 25th, 2021) More than $630 million comes from SB 1. 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 today in District 10 include:

• A project in the city of Sonora in Tuolumne County received nearly $350,000. The workers will improve accessibility by constructing pedestrian, bicycle, landscape, and transit improvements that meet Americans With Disabilities Act standards. They also will add amenities, such as lighting, gateway signage, bike racks and security cameras on the Washington-Stockton Corridor to Sonora Creek.

• A project on California Street between Miner Avenue and 8th Street in Stockton received nearly $4.5 million. The workers will install five miles of bicycle lanes and reduce the road from four to two auto lanes along a high bike traffic corridor without existing bike facilities.

• A project in the city of Stockton at a key freight rail corridor that connects to the Port of Stockton and markets throughout California received more than $20 million. The workers will construct a flyover structure that will span the length of the “Stockton Diamond,” an at-grade crossing of two BNSF Railway and two Union Pacific Railroad Fresno subdivision mainline tracks. The structure will provide vertical clearance required by both railroads, eliminating the interference between the freight railroads at this location. The project is anticipated to impact up to 15 at-grade local road crossings with potential improvements to include closures, updates to existing crossing infrastructure, and grade separations.

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