North Coast spending millions on transportation infrastructure

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California Construction News staff writer

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has announced more than $3 billion to fund repairs and improvements on transportation infrastructure across the state, including $1.3 billion for local projects and to initiatives to protect local roads and bridges from extreme weather and natural disasters.

Another $1.3 million will go to roadway, guardrail, drainage and other improvements on Highway 29 near Clear Lake from Spruce Grove Road to Diener Drive in Lake County.

“The CTC’s decision to invest in our state highways while protecting city and county infrastructure will help make California’s roadways safer and more resilient one shovel, one project and one community at a time,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares.

Approved projects include:

  • $8.4 million for drainage improvements along Route 299 from Blue Lake to Willow Creek in Humboldt County
  • $1.5 million for construction of a retaining wall along Route 36 near Bridgeville in Humboldt County
  • $4.1 million for drainage and fish-passage improvements along U.S. 101 near Crescent City in Del Norte County
  • $1 million for construction and repair of buildings at the Ukiah Maintenance Station along U.S. 101 as well as the Boonville Maintenance Station along Route 128 in Mendocino County
  • $1 million for construction of a median barrier along U.S. 101 from Route 20 to south of North State Street near Ukiah in Mendocino County.
  • $3.1 million toward drainage and fish-passage improvements along Route 1 near Philo and Boonville in Mendocino County.
  • $1.1 million toward road and guardrail repairs and ADA curb ramps along Route 1 from south of Iverson Avenue to Philo Greenwood Road near Point Arena in Mendocino County.
  • $1.1 million toward roadway and guardrail repairs along U.S. 101 from north of Robinson Creek Bridge to Pomo Lane Undercrossing near Ukiah in Mendocino County.
  • $5.7 million toward the construction of a retaining wall along U.S. 101 near Hopland in Mendocino County.
  • $588,000 for roadway and guardrail repairs along U.S. 101 from north of the Humboldt County line to Leggett in Mendocino County
  • $1.4 million for pavement and guardrail upgrades along Route 1 from Mill Creek Bridge to Robinson Creek Bridge near Boonville in Mendocino County

Caltrans oversees funds that are available to more than 600 cities, counties, and regional agencies for the purpose of improving their transportation infrastructure and services.

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