Infrastructure projects receive $3 billion in funding

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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $3 billion to repair and improve transportation infrastructure across the state, including $1.3 billion in Federal Investment and Jobs Act funding in infrastructure to support local projects and protect local roads and bridges from extreme weather conditions. and natural disasters. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Highway Repair and Liability Act of 2017, represents more than $930 million in total funding.

“CTC’s decision to invest in our national highways while protecting city and county infrastructure will help make California’s roads safer and more resilient, one excavator, project and community at a time,” said Tony Tavares, director of Caltrans.

Caltrans District 10 covers Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Projects approved last week in District 10 include:

A project in San Joaquin County received $1.1 million to rehabilitate and fill structural and load-bearing deficiencies on the Stockton Channel Viaduct Bridge.

A project in Amador County has received $1.8 million to rehabilitate the roadway, modify traffic signals, improve guardrails and rehabilitate drainage systems near Martell from State Highway 124 to Highway 49, covering approximately 20 miles of track.

A project in Calaveras County has received nearly $2.5 million to replace the North Fork Calaveras Creek Bridge near San Andreas.

The $1.3 billion federal local assistance allocation in fiscal year 2023 is possible through programs that were created or expanded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also referred to as bipartisan infrastructure law. Caltrans oversees funds made available to more than 600 cities, counties and regional agencies to improve their transportation infrastructure and services. Funding for new programs created by the act includes $45 million to build community resilience to 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 funding for transportation, split between state and local agencies. Road projects progress faster through the construction phases depending on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects partially funded by SB 1.

For more information on SB 1-funded transportation projects, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.

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