California Transportation Commission allocates $814 million for transportation projects

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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $814 million for 135 transportation projects across the state. The bulk of the funding, $732.7 million, comes from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 72 “fix-it-first” projects

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) says these projects will maintain and preserve 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 agency reports.

Thirty-four biking and pedestrian projects will receive $12.1 million from the Active Transportation Program; Proposition 1B funding is providing $2.1 million for various projects; Traffic Congestion Relief Program projects, designed to relieve congestion, connect transportation systems and provide for better goods movements, are allocated $52.7 million; and $14.4 million coming from “various state and federal transportation accounts” will fund other projects.

Below are some of the projects receiving funding allocations:

  • $11.5 million was allocated by the CTC to extend the pavement life of U.S. 395, from the Nevada state line at Bordertown to about one mile north of Hallelujah Junction, for a minimum of five years. The Bordertown CapM project will also address  bridge approach/departure slabs, drainage near the Agricultural Inspection Station and the need for a traffic monitoring system at the junction of SR 70/U.S. 395 and at the Nevada border.
  • $13.5 million was allocated by the CTC to rehabilitate the Spring Garden Bridge on State Route 70 near Quincy. The Spring Garden Bridge Rehabilitation project will replace the existing bridge deck with a new and wider bridge deck, will retrofit the substructure to support the new bridge deck, and will widen the bridge and adjacent roadway to provide eight foot shoulders. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2017 and be completed in Fall 2018.
  • $2 million to remove fixed objects in the clear recovery zone, eliminating the threat of falling trees and debris in the roadway on US Highway 101 from Central Avenue to Teague Avenue and from Teague Avenue to Lagomarsino Avenue near King City in Monterey County.  This project will also improve the safety of highway workers and reduce the severity and number of collisions in this area.
  • $2 million to relocate electrical and irrigation boxes, place pavement delineation at interchanges, install maintenance access gates, construct maintenance vehicle pullouts and improve drainage to ensure the safety of highway workers at various locations on Highway 1 and 17 in Santa Cruz County.
  • $6 million to rehabilitate 14 lane miles of State Route 156 in and near San Juan Bautista. This project will extend the life of the pavement, ensure a smooth ride and will include upgrades to guardrail curb ramps so they are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • $7 million to rehabilitate 18 lane miles of State Route 156 in San Benito County from west of the Hudner Overhead to the Santa Clara County line.  This project will include upgrades to guardrail and curb ramps so they are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • $31,477,000 to rehabilitate 65.0 lane miles of roadway to extend pavement surface life and improve ride quality, in the city and county of Los Angeles, from Ventura County line to Route 210, and to replace approach slabs and upgrade curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  • $16,327,000 to reconstruct distressed roadway, reconstruct approach slabs and construct two soldier pile retaining walls to restore embankment, in and near Hawthorne, from El Segundo Boulevard undercrossing to northbound Interstate 405-eastbound Interstate 105 connector separation.
  • $5,091,000 to upgrade curb ramps and sidewalks at 182 locations to meet current ADA requirements and upgrade traffic signalization at intersections in the cities of Signal Hill and Long Beach, from Santiago Avenue to Route 1/710 Separation.
  • $4,845,000 to reconstruct asphalt curbs and modify drainage systems throughout locations as needed to reduce the number and severity of collisions in the cities of Los Angeles and Glendale, from Route 710/5 Separation to Route 134/5 Separation, and install concrete barrier and Midwest Guardrail System (MGS) at 66 locations.
  • Riv 15 – $22,063,000 – In and near Corona, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Murrieta, and Temecula, from San Diego County Line to 0.2 mile north of Route 91. Install 128 Transportation Management System (TMS) field elements to improve the distribution of real time traffic information and the safety of the traveling public.
  • Riv Various – $2,933,000 – In Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, on various routes. Replace 24 field weather systems and highway advisor radio elements. Also upgrade the software to improve distribution of real time traffic information and help crews respond to changing road conditions.
  • SBd 15 – $10,166,000 – Near Barstow, at Clyde V. Kane Safety Roadside Rest Area. Restoration of Roadside Rest Area to meet the needs of increased capacity and current standards. Construct two comfort station buildings, reconstruct, expand and modernize existing facilities.
  • SBd 40 – $20,985,000- In and near Barstow, from Route 15/40 interchange to 1.4 miles east of Fort Cady Road Overcrossing. Regrade median to a flatter cross slope to reduce the number and severity of cross centerline collisions.
  • SBd – 210 – $3,400,000 – In San Bernardino County, at various locations. Install eight Transportation Management System (TMS) field elements to improve the distribution of real time traffic information and the safety of the traveling public.
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments – $2,113,000 – Construct grade separation at Union Pacific Railroad tracks (TCIF Project 120).
  • Riverside County Dept. of Public Health – $500,000 – Implementation of a comprehensive Safe Routes to School Program in the Eastside and University neighborhoods of Riverside County, including a chaperone program comprised of community volunteers who encourage active transportation in a safe environment.
  • $4,858,000 – Implement integrated Intelligent Transportation System elements on State Route 99 (SR-99) in Stockton including: ramp meters, Closed Circuit TV systems and fiber optic cable.
  • $1,859,000 – Construct curb, gutter and sidewalks; install ADA ramps and Class III bike lanes in the Franklin-Beechwood Community.
  • $14, 737,000 to replace the Estero Americano Bridge on State Highway 1 in Marin and Sonoma Counties with a new structure
  • $7,300,000 to rehabilitate the pavement on Van Ness Avenue (U.S.Route 101) from Mission Street to Lombard Street with rubberized asphalt, and upgrade the curbs to meet the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act
  • $11,828,000 to seismically upgrade the Meridian Road Overcrossing and Midway Road Overcrossing on Interstate 80 near Vacaville
  • In the cities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Tustin, Orange and Anaheim,$17.5 million to repair and replace highway safety devices from SR-1 (Pacific Coast Highway) to SR- 55/91 Separation at 142 locations.
  • $9,804,000 – Rehabilitate pavement on State Route 65 near Porterville to extend service life and improve ride quality and construct curb ramps to comply with ADA standards.