$170M Allotted for Calif. Road, Bridge and Transit Projects

bridgeThe California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. This money will be used to improve the state’s aging roads and bridges and encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation.

“We are making sure every dollar counts when it comes to maintaining California’s transportation infrastructure,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “These allocations represent significant investments in the preservation of not only our existing infrastructure, but also the promotion of alternate forms of transportation, such as walking, biking and transit.”

The newly allocated funding includes $120 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for 31 “fix-it first” projects that will maintain and preserve investments in the state highway system and supporting infrastructure. These capital improvements cover projects across the state – including Southern California – and will entail maintenance work, safety improvements, pavement repair and bridge rehabilitation and upgrades.

Other allocations include:

  • $17.8 million for Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program projects — of which $3 million was awarded to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to evaluate candidate projects and prepare project study reports.
  • $15.5 million for 22 Active Transportation Program projects — the most recent active transportation investment from the largest program of its kind in the nation.
  • $12.5 million for 11 capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The remaining funding allocations are from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Click here to view a list of all the projects that received allocations.

Source: Cal Trans Press Release

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