California’s $3.1 Billion Transportation Infrastructure Upgrade

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently issued a press release about the investment of more than $3.1 billion in projects to rebuild and upgrade transportation infrastructure throughout the state. According to Caltrans, and the California Transportation Commission (CTC), more than $3.1 billion has been allocated for projects that will help to make the transportation infrastructure in California safer, more sustainable and more reliable.  

$1.8 Billion in Funding for Infrastructure  

This funding includes almost $1.8 billion in funding from the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and almost $200 million in funding from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. Although there will be projects funded throughout the state, listed below are just a few of the projects coming to Southern California and the surrounding area 

San Diego  

  • $11.4 million to work on State Route 78 in Brawley 
  • $35.8 million for the Interstate 5 Build North Coast Corridor HOV Extension 
  • $24.4 million for the Interstate 805 project, between State Route 52 and Nobel Drive.  
  • $40.7 million for I-5 in Encinitas and Carlsbad between Leucadia Boulevard and Palomar Airport Road to construct a southbound auxiliary lane.  
  • $10.49 million for State Route 163 between Friars Road and Kearny Villa Road to upgrade Transportation Management System (TMS) elements.  

Los Angeles   

  • Interstate 605, from Telegraph Road to I-10 project- roadway rehabilitation, safety enhancements and landscaping on a 10-mile stretch of roadway.  
  • I-405, from south of Wilshire Boulevard to Victory Boulevard- roadway rehabilitation, slab replacement and safety upgrades along a 10-mile stretch of roadway.  
  • State Route, from Paseo De Las Delicias to Dewey Street- safety upgrades and roadway rehabilitation, including pavement repairs and reconstructing curb ramps, bus pads and guardrails along a 15-mile stretch of roadway.  

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