The California Transportation Commission this week allocated $589 million for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $302 million – more than half of the funding.
And Plumas County is one of the recipients – with work slated for Graeagle-Johnsville Road.
“This investment follows our ‘fix-it-first’ commitment to repair California’s aging infrastructure, while at the same time increasing transit and active transportation options,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “These projects will make our transportation system safer and more convenient for all users and create thousands of good paying jobs in the process.”
District 2 projects approved this week include:
- Lake Boulevard Pavement (State Route 299/273 near Redding in Shasta County): Rehabilitate pavement, upgrade facilities to meet ADA standards, upgrade Transportation Management System (TMS) elements, rehabilitate drainage systems, and add complete streets elements such as multi-use bi-directional path, widen and overlay existing Class I bike path, and reconstruct onramp.
- Graeagle-Johnsville Road Construction (Various locations near the Plumas Eureka State Park and Plumas National Forest in Plumas County): Provide paved shoulder, pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction including drainage improvements, erosion control, guardrails and guardrail upgrades.
- Lincon Road, Union Ave, Angel Valley Road Rehab (In Weed on Lincoln Road, Union Avenue, and Angel Valley Road, connecting Hwy 97 in one loop): Rehabilitation of approx 1.2 miles of roadway
- 99W Gap Closure (99W formerly Old SR 99 in Tehama County) Pavement rehabilitation includes Cold-in-Place Recycling and a Hot Mix overlay to existing grade. The project also updates pavement delineation and reflective markers.
- 99W & Gyle Road to South Main St & I-5 Overcrossing (In Tehama County from Gyle Road intersection of 99W (formerly old SR 99) and extends north to Red Bluff ending at I-5 overcrossing. Resurfacing & reconfigure pavement delineation/reflective markers, and improvements and signalization at I-5 interchange.
- Cottonwood Active Transportation Trunk Line Express (CATTLE) Network. (Shasta County, in the community of Cottonwood) develop a complete, low-stress bicycle/pedestrian network connecting residents to key Cottonwood attractions and community resources.
Caltrans also presented the CTC with the draft 2022 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) at this week’s meeting. Aimed at preserving the condition of the highway system, the draft 2022 SHOPP accounts for $17.3 billion in funding over a four-year period and includes projects for safety, restoration, road and bridge preservation, and other highway-related facilities.
The CTC will host a public hearing in February to receive comments on the draft SHOPP. All the comments will be considered in the final version that goes before the CTC for adoption at its March meeting. All 2022 SHOPP projects are available on the Caltrans’ Ten-Year Project Book website, ProjectBook.dot.ca.gov.
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 transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.