$30 million in infrastructure projects allocated for the North Coast
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Caltrans added nearly 1,200 miles of pavement repair and 66 bridges to its growing list of projects to be delivered across the state.
The projects will be funded soon by the imminent influx of revenue from the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), the transportation funding and reform package passed in April.
"Years of unfunded maintenance needs have plagued our roadways, so Caltrans is expediting projects with the expectation of SB 1 funds coming in November," said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. "We are lining up projects that are going to deliver real results for all users of the state transportation system."
Among the projects that received funding allocations were local projects such as:A $6.2 million drainage project on U.S. Highway 101 and Route 271 in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties An $8.7 million drainage project on Route 299 in Humboldt County A $5.2 million bridge project on Route 20 in Lake County A$4.6 million traffic management systems project on multiple routes in Lake and Mendocino Counties A $4.9 million traffic management systems project on multiple routes in Lake County
SB 1 provides an ongoing funding increase of approximately $1.8 billion annually for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the state highway system.