The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $561 million to 125 transportation projects that will help rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, as well as encourage and support the use of alternate forms of transportation, such as bicycling and walking. Of this, 32 biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state will receive nearly $8.5 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program.
“At Caltrans, we are working to not only preserve our investments in the state highway system, but are also investing in projects that expand the availability of bike and pedestrian access throughout the state,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Allocations like those made today help us to ensure the state’s transportation system will support and benefit Californians for decades to come.”
Among the projects that received funding allocations were:
• Butte: $9.8 million in Chico Rehabilitate 29.6 lane miles by grinding and overlay to extend service life and improve ride quality. Project also will construct maintenance vehicle pullouts and reconstruct guardrail.
• Sacramento: $1 million near the city of Sacramento from Elverta Road to 0.7 mile north of Riego Road; also extends into Sutter County. Install 5,080 ft. (1,548.4 m) of double thrie-beam median barrier and place weed mat under existing barrier to improve safety and reduce the number and severity of collisions.
• Yolo: $2.5 million to place polyester overlay and methacrylate seal on 15 bridge decks to extend bridge service life in and near Woodland.
• Yuba: $4.1 million to rehabilitate in and near Wheatland; Grind and overlay 5.7 lane miles of roadway with rubberized asphalt to extend pavement service life and improve ride quality.
Active transportation projects funded include:
• Glenn: $592,000 to the City of Orland to construct curb, gutter, sidewalks, drainage improvements, pavement delineation, utility relocation, irrigation canal work and roadway reconstruction.
• Sacramento: $1.6 million to Fair Oaks Boulevard Improvements Phase II project to construct sidewalks, landscaped median, Class II bike lanes, bus stop enhancements, bus pullouts and roadway improvements.
• Sierra: $15,000 Smithneck Creek Road Rehabilitation. Smithneck Creek Road from SR 49 to Antelope Valley Road. Rehabilitate 9,350 ft. of roadway.
• Sierra: $50,000 Smithneck Creek Bike Path. In Loyalton along Smithneck Road (County Road S860) between State Route 49 and Smithneck Creek County Park. Construct Class I bicycle route.
The newly allocated funding also includes $441.5 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 49 projects that will maintain and preserve the investment in the state highway system and its supporting infrastructure. These capital improvements consist of projects covering maintenance, pavement repair and rehabilitation, safety improvements and upgrades to bridges throughout the state.
The remaining $110.9 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
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