California allocates more than $3 billion for transportation infrastructure — Plumas on the list
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 Plumas County projects:
- Beckwourth CAPM (Near Portola, from west of Grizzly Rd to 0.9 mile west of Summit School Drive in Plumas County):Rehabilitate pavement, add intersection lighting, upgrade signs and guardrail, and rehabilitate drainage systems.
- Almanor West Rehab (Near Canyondam from 0.6 mile north of SR 147 to SR 36, in Plumas County):Rehabilitate roadway, upgrade guardrail and signs, rehabilitate drainage systems, and construct 3.7 miles of Class 1 bike lanes as complete streets.
“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.
Other District 2 projects:
- Cascade SHOPP (In Redding on Interstate 5 just north of Cypress Ave Undercrossing in Shasta County):Replace overhead signs, concrete and cable barrier, guardrail, improve vertical clearance and replace Transportation Management System (TMS)
- Pit One Grade Rockfall Mitigation (Near Fall River Mills 3 miles west of Glenburn Road in Shasta County): Construct mitigation measures to prevent rockfall onto the roadway, establish disposal sites, and rehabilitate drainage systems.
- Grass Lake Maintenance Station (Near Macdoel at Grass Lake Maintenance Station in Siskiyou County): Construct new maintenance station building, fuel facility, wash rack, salt house, and a materials storage facility.
- SIS 263 Bridge Repairs (Near Yreka, at Dry Gulch Bridge and Shasta River Bridge in Siskiyou County) Rehabilitate bridges.
- South Ave Safety (Near Los Molinos, from 0.3 mile south to 0.3 mile north of South Avenue in Tehama County):Construct roundabout.
- Pit Rivers Seismic (Near Bieber, at Pit River Overflow Bridge and Pit River Bridge in Lassen County):Seismic retrofit.
- Fawndale Culverts (In and near Shasta Lake City, from 0.7 mile south of Pine Grove Ave to north of Bridge Bay Rd in Shasta County):Rehabilitate drainage system.
- Lake Shasta Viaducts (Near Shasta Lake City, at Tunnel Gulch Sidehill Viaduct, Johns Cove Sidehill Viaduct, Island View Sidehill Viaduct in Shasta County):Apply polyester concrete overlay to bridge decks.
- Flume Creek CAPM (In and near Dunsmuir, from 0.6 mile north of Sims Rd to Siskiyou County line; also in Siskiyou County, from Shasta County line to south of Siskiyou Ave in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties):Rehabilitate pavement, upgrade guardrails, bridge rail, concrete barrier, signs, and drainage systems. Also install lighting and wildlife fencing, and upgrade TMS elements.
- Shingle Station Paving and Drainage (Near Shingletown and Old Station, from east of Shingletown Ridge Road to Lassen County line in Shasta County):Rehabilitate pavement and drainage systems, and replace TMS elements.
- Burney Falls Pavement (Near Burney, from north of SR 299 to 1.4 miles north of Lake Britton Bridge in Shasta County):Rehabilitate pavement, construct maintenance vehicle pullouts, replace guardrail and signs, and rehabilitate drainage systems.
- Thompson Creek Bridge (Near Happy Camp, at Thompson Creek Bridge in Siskiyou County):Replace a portion of the bridge deck and apply polyester concrete overlay.
- Klamath Lake Rehab 2R (Near Dorris, from 4.5 miles east of Route 97 to 2.1 miles west of Fugate Rd in Siskiyou County):Rehabilitate roadway, replace signs, upgrade facilities to current ADA standards at vista point.
- Riverside Drive Reconstruction & Class 1 Pedestrian Bike Lane (Near Susanville, Riverside Drive in the unincorporated area of Lassen County):Construct Class 1 bike-pedestrian trail.
- Yreka Rehab (In Yreka, from 0.4 mile north of Laura Lane to Juniper Drive; also on Route 263, from Route 3 to 1.0 mile south of Long Gulch Rd in Siskiyou County):Rehabilitate roadway, replace sidewalk and driveways, upgrade drainage system and bridge rail, upgrade curb ramps and pedestrian signals to meet current ADA standards, and designate bikeways with new signage and pavement delineation.
- West Street School Connectivity Project (In Corning city limits, Tehama County, adjacent to West Street School along Marin, Hoag, South, and Solano Streets, and Houghton and McKinley Avenues in Tehama County):Funding for new sidewalks, curbs, gutters, crosswalks and bike lanes to close gaps in the existing sidewalks infrastructure adjacent to West Street Elementary School.
- ATP Olive View School Connectivity Project (In Corning city limits, Tehama County, adjacent to Olive View School along Pear Street, Almond Street and Fig Street in Tehama County):Funding for new sidewalks, curbs, gutters, crosswalks to close gaps in the existing sidewalks infrastructure adjacent to Olive View Elementary School.
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.