California Transportation Commission adopts 27 projects valued at $154 million

Updated Dec 18, 2015

California welcome signThe California Transportation Commission has approved 27 projects worth close to $154 million, including allocations from Proposition 1B approved in 2006.

“Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) is making sure every dollar counts when it comes to building California’s transportation infrastructure: repairing aging freeways, making highways and bridges safer and promoting bicycling and walking,” says Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “All these investments will benefit Californians now and for decades to come.”

The funding includes $53.3 million from Proposition 1B, which has brought in more than $18 billion to date. The State Highway Operation and Protection Program is getting $25.5 million for five “fix it first” projects that include repairs to “bumpy” pavement, road preservation work and bridge upgrades.

Departments and project also receiving funding include:

  • $53.4 million on Fullerton Road grade separation under Union Pacific Railroad tracks between Rowland Street and State Route 60 in City of Industry, Los Angeles County.
  • $42.8 million for Transit and Intercity Rail Program projects.
  • $19.8 million on widening I-5 with HOV and mixed flow lanes in various cities vicinity of Artesia Avenue to vicinity of Florence Avenue overcrossing, Los Angeles County.
  • $4.8 million on rehabilitation of 13.0 lanes miles of payment in La Conchita from 0.6 mile north of Mobil Pier Undercrossing to Santa Barbara County line, Ventura County.
  • $2.6 million on Route 5 from Route 170 to Route 118. Construct one HOV lane in each direction and direct HOV connection at Route 5/170 interchange, Los Angeles County.
  • $2.5 million toward Active Transportation Program projects—just the most recent active transportation investment as part of the nation’s largest program of its kind.
  • $1.6 million in various cities along the Los Angeles–San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency for one year demonstration program that will allow Pacific Surfliner intercity rail passengers to transfer to twelve connecting local transit service providers at twenty-seven stations along the LOSSAN rail corridor.
  • $1.2 million for five capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
  • $246,000 to the Stanislaus Council of Governments for regional transportation and project planning, program development and project monitoring.
  • $650,000 – City of Fresno: Construct bike lane on north side of Barstow Avenue (university owned) from Cedar Avenue to Chestnut Avenue; approximately one mile. Includes widening road and new vehicle right turn lane at northeast corner of Barstow and Chestnut Avenues, Fresno County.
  • $410,000 – City of Wasco: Palm Avenue Elementary School; Construct pedestrian infrastructure improvements, Kern County.
  • $261,000 to the City of Dinuba for the installation of Class II and Class III bikes routes, installation of new bike lockers at Transit Center and development of informational website.