The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated nearly $1.2 billion for investments for urban and rural projects throughout the state, continuing a historic push to improve the state’s vital transportation infrastructure.

The latest allocations include nearly $428 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and $168 million via Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The CTC included $245 million for full trash capture devices, shoreline embankment restoration, improvements to bus, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure, railroad overcrossings, and better alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout the state highway system. Trash capture devices are mesh screens placed in rivers and other waterways that filter out large and small pollutants. They prevent litter from continuing downstream to bays, estuaries, and the ocean.

“California is continuing to upgrade our transportation infrastructure,” Caltrans Director Tony Tavares said. “These investments will help us increase the safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation access that all Californians deserve.”

District 12 (Orange County) projects the CTC approved allocations to include:

  • $13.8 million, including $12.5 million in IIJA funding, for a project on State Route 57 (SR-57) in the cities of Orange, Anaheim, Placentia, Fullerton, and Brea to add safety lighting, replace pavement delineation, and add route signs.
  • $5.56 million in SB 1 funding for a project on Interstate 5 in the cities of San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Irvine to rehabilitate pavement and drainage systems, upgrade lighting, enhance highway worker safety, replace overhead sign panels, construct bicycle and pedestrian improvements, construct a park and ride facility, and construct stormwater treatment Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • $1.1 million in supplemental funding, including $974,000 in IIJA funding, for a project on SR-1 (Pacific Coast Highway) in the city of Laguna Beach to upgrade pedestrian facilities to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and remove and replace pavement with Rubberized Hot Mix Asphalt (RHMA).
  • $700,000 for a project on SR-39 (Beach Boulevard) in the cities of Garden Grove and Stanton to upgrade traffic signals, add safety lighting, and modify crosswalks.
  • $600,000 in supplemental funding, including $531,000 in IIJA funding, for a project on SR-1 in Laguna Beach to upgrade pedestrian facilities to ADA standards, and remove and replace pavement with RHMA.

IIJA, known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” is a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure to improve the sustainability and resiliency of our energy, water, broadband and transportation systems. Since 2021, California has received nearly $33 billion in IIJA funds, including more than $24 billion for transportation-related projects.

In addition, SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding each year that is shared between state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including those partially funded by SB 1.

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