California allocates $244 million in funding for 71 transportation projects

Updated Oct 26, 2016

California welcome signThe California Transportation Commission has allocated $244 million in new funding for 71 transportation projects across the state, including $18.5 million from the Active Transportation Program for bicycle and pedestrian projects.

The state highway system is getting $87.4 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 18 projects, including pavement repair, preservation work, bridge upgrades and safety improvements.

The Traffic Congestion Relief Program is getting $18 million for projects that “relieve congestions, connect transportation systems and provide for better goods movement.” Roughly $30 million is going toward Transit and Intercity Rail Program Projects, $15.8 million for general transportation purposes is coming from Proposition 1B.

Specific projects the California Department of Transportation highlighted that are receiving funds include:

  • Fresno County: Nearly $35 million for an expansion of California 180 from two lanes to four lanes through Centerville and Minkler
  • Fresno County: $1.6 million for a replacement of the Kings River Overflow Bridge to upgrade bridge load capacity
  • Monterey County: $3.7 million to the city of Seaside for a reduction of Broadway Avenue to a single lane in each direction between Fremont Street & Del Monte Boulevard, the installation of pedestrian & bicycle facilities, and completion of the bicycle corridor between the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail and General Jim Moore Boulevard
  • Siskiyou County: $5.3 million dollars was allocated for the rehabilitation of the potable water supply and waste water system at the Collier Safety Roadside Rest Area on Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County. The project includes developing a groundwater well to provide adequate supply and eliminate surface water impacts and operational issues. It will also include an upgrade to the facility’s electrical system.
  • Merced County: $16.9 million – Rehabilitate pavement with digouts and repair of localized failure, install rubberized asphalt overlay, upgrade existing curb ramps to ADA standards, and install centerline and edge-line rumble strips. In the city of Merced.
  • Amador County: $1.3 million– Intersection improvement; Construct a one-lane roundabout in Plymoth, at Main Street/Shenandoah Road.

The complete list of projects is available here.