The California Transportation Commission (CTC) have given the go-ahead for $690 million in funding to allow the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to start 32 major “fix-it-first” projects.
Caltrans says the funding was made possible by the SB 1 legislation approved earlier this year that raised gas and diesel excise taxes.
“The needs in California are great and we are not waiting for the funding to come in,” Caltrans director Malcolm Dougherty said in a statement. “The time to get to work is now and we are lining up the projects. SB 1 is a game changing investment for transportation in California, and Caltrans is already putting that money to work across the state.”
“These projects will fix pavement on highways across the state, fix and replace deficient bridges and install traffic management systems that help manage traffic and reduce congestion,” Caltrans says. The full list of projects is available here.
These projects follow the approval of more than $285 million in accelerated existing highway repair projects announced in July.
See a map of “Fix it First” projects that Caltrans is expediting due to expected revenue from SB1 at https://t.co/aRpyL6ScgY #RebuildingCA pic.twitter.com/u0Ji49OyIx
— Caltrans HQ (@CaltransHQ) July 26, 2017