The California Transportation Commission has approved roughly $593 million for 124 transportation projects across the state, including $391.7 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP).
“These projects will help us maintain and modernize California’s transportation system,” says California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Each of these projects is an opportunity to improve safety, goods movement and access and mobility for all travelers in California.”
The SHOPP funding is for 31 projects that involve efforts to maintain and preserve the state highway system and supporting infrastructure, Caltrans reports. Projects include maintenance efforts, pavement repair and rehabilitation, safety improvements and bridge upgrades.
Some of the specific funding allocations also include:
- $75 million for 12 Traffic Congestion Relief Program projects that will relieve congestion, connect transportation systems and provide for better goods movement
- $42.7 million from the Active Transportation Program for 53 biking and pedestrian projects
- $30.8 million for four Transit and Intercity Rail Program projects
- $28 million for 22 capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program
- The remaining $24 million in allocations came from various state and federal transportation accounts.