State Invests $491 Million for Transportation Improvements

SB 1 provides $273 million of the funding 

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $491 million to address transportation needs throughout the state. This investment, which includes $273 million generated from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle, and pedestrian routes.

“These critical investments will help improve California’s transportation infrastructure now and into the future,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “This includes improving safety and access for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, and planning for the long-term maintenance of these vital assets.”

Projects approved today in Los Angeles County include:

  • Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion (SCORE) Improvements – $1.5 million: Construction for Chatsworth Station, including upgrading vehicular at-grade crossings, pedestrian improvements, and rehabilitation of the main track. Benefits include increased ridership and improved regional system integration. Allocation includes $835,000 in SB1 funding.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Improvements – $23.5 million:
    In various cities, from 1.4 miles west of Sunland Boulevard to Base Line Road. Re-construct curb ramps to meet ADA standards, install Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) and detectable warning surface, and relocate pull boxes and traffic signal poles.
  • Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion (SCORE) Improvements – $16.5 million: Construction for Burbank Junction Speed Improvements includes installation of a new turn-out, reconfiguration of Control Point Olive to accommodate the new crossover, and signal modifications. Benefits include increased ridership and improved regional system integration. Current allocation includes $9,173,000 in SB1 funds. 
  • Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion(SCORE) Signal Respacing – $6.6 million: Construction for signal reconfiguration along the mainline between Control Point Burbank to Control Point Fletcher and replacing them with new signals. Benefits include increased ridership and improved regional system integration. This allocation includes $3,650,000 in SB1 funding.

 

Funding for the projects approved today comes from federal and state gas taxes. To learn more about SB 1 projects in your community, visit Rebuilding California – Senate Bill 1.


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