The state’s vast transportation system received a major infusion of cash, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $878 million in funding to 114 projects that will support job growth, alleviate traffic delays and repair aging roads and bridges.
The allocations include $476 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. In total, nearly $15.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- City of Riverside/Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Construct a four
lane grade separation for railroad lines at Riverside Avenue ($12.1 million – Prop 1B/TCIF
- San Bernardino County – This project will provide a multipurpose facility that will protect
California’s transportation infrastructure and promote interstate commerce. It will construct a commercial vehicle facility on I-15 near Wheaton Springs (Joint Point of Entry (JPOE) at Nevada State Line). Eventually a facility will be constructed to house the new Agriculture Inspection Station once funding is approved ($36.8 million – Prop 1B/SHOPP funds).
- City of Highland/San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – In the City of
Highland, on Greenspot Road between Santa Paula Street and the City Limits south of the
Santa Margarita River. Construct new bridge across Santa Ana River, realign 0.45 mile of
Greenspot Road with bike lanes and turn lanes, rehabilitate existing Greenspot Road and
historical bridge for trail use ($1 million – Prop 1B/local funds).
- City of Moreno Valley/Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Cactus
Avenue third lane widening in the city of Moreno Valley, from Interstate 215 east bound off ramp to 1,000 feet east of Veterans Way ($560,000 – Prop 1B/local funds).
- City of Montclair/San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) –
Monte Vista Avenue widening in the city of Montclair, between 10900-11000 blocks along Monte Vista Avenue (Mission Boulevard to Howard Street). Widen from 3-lanes to 4-lanes and construct concrete asphalt pavement, new sewer laterals, curb, gutter, sidewalk, street lighting, traffic stripping and relocation of utilities ($180,000 – Prop 1B/local funds).
- City of Palm Desert/Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – I-10/Monterey Avenue interchange ramp modifications in the city of Palm Desert. Reconstruct I-10/Monterey Avenue interchange ($2.8 million – Prop 1B/local funds).
- Caltrans District 8 – State Route 62 near Desert Hot Springs, from Route 10 to Indian Avenue - overlay 25.6 lane miles of pavement, widen 12 lane miles of inside shoulder, overlay bridge decks with polyester concrete, reconstruct metal beam guardrail, and make drainage improvements. Project will improve safety and ride quality ($15.3 million – SHOPP funds).
- Caltrans District 8 – Interstate 40 in Needles, at Roadrunner Wash Bridges - seismic retrofit to maintain the structural integrity of two bridges by installing slab bridge seat extenders at the hinges on both eastbound and westbound structures ($418,000 – SHOPP funds).
- Caltrans District 8 – State Route 95 in Needles from Safari Drive to I-40 - construct sidewalks, curbs, ramps and retaining walls to comply with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards. ($477,000 – SHOPP funds).