The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated nearly $3 billion for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state, including three here in Plumas County.
The allocation includes more than $452 million in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and more than $123 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“This allocation – which includes a significant federal investment – allows Caltrans and our local partners to continue building the equitable, sustainable, and safe transportation system on which future generations will depend,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares.
Projects approved this week include:
Chester Causeway Rehab (Near Chester, from Melissa Ave to Lassen County line; in Lassen County from Plumas County line to east of Mooney Rd): Rehabilitate pavement, upgrade signs and Transportation Management System (TMS) elements and rehabilitate drainage systems.
70 Embankment Repair (Near Chilcoot, from Plumas County line to west of Route 395): Reconstruct embankment, guardrail and weed barrier, and install Rock Slope Protection (RSP).
Dixie Fire South (Near Pulga and Quincy, from Rock Creek Powerhouse Overcrossing to Fairgrounds Road in Plumas County): Repair culverts, remove hazardous trees, rocks and debris, and replace guardrails and signs in fire damaged areas. Installation of erosion control measures and mesh drapery systems.
Hazen & Sly Street Rehabilitation (In the city of Dorris on Hazen and Sly Streets, from Oregon Street to Main Street): Rehabilitate roadway including replacement of failed base section.
Lake Street Rehabilitation (In the city of Weed on Lake Street from Main Street to Boles Street): Pulverize roadway surface and portion of base, recompact, and apply 3 inches of new HMA.
SIS 96 Wild Fire Repair (In Siskiyou County, from Humboldt County line to just east of Route 263): Remove hazardous trees and debris, replace culverts, signs, and guardrail, repair damaged pavement and bridge, and install erosion control.
SIS 97 Whitney Cr Various Locations (Near Weed, from 1.5 miles east of Big Springs Rd to 1.1 miles west of Ball Mountain Rd in Siskiyou County): Remove the mud and debris from the roadway, clean or replace culverts, clean and grade shoulder drainage systems, and place erosion control.
Fix 5 Cascade Gateway (In Redding from just north of Cypress Ave Undercrossing to 0.6 mile north of Oasis Rd Overcrossing on Interstate 5 in Shasta County): Provide standard vertical clearance over I-5 at the Northbound 273/Northbound I-5 connector ramp. Provide improved vertical clearance under four structures at I-5 at Twin View Blvd and SR 299 crossings. Add a third mixed-flow through lane. Install high tension cable barrier and concrete barrier in the median as determined by the median width. Construct four auxiliary lanes. Widen seven bridges. Upgrade bridge rails on both sides. Place overhead signs, guide signs and warning signs as recommended by Traffic Ops. Remove and replace existing guardrail and end treatments.
The CTC allocated more than $2.1 billion to Caltrans’ Division of Local Assistance in its annual federal fiscal year investment. These local assistance funds are used by more than 600 cities, counties and regional agencies throughout California to build and improve roads, bridges, tunnels and other transportation infrastructure, and for projects that enhance safety and help protect the environment. Annually, more than 1,200 new projects are authorized through the Local Assistance Program.
SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually that is shared equally 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.