New $1.18 billion transportation allocation contains Orange County highway tasks

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $ 1.18 billion to repair and improve transportation infrastructure projects across California. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, makes up more than half of that critical investment – $ 630 million.

“California has the busiest transportation system in the country,” said Caltrans director Toks Omishakin. “Today’s investment will enable Caltrans to make critical repairs and upgrades to our state’s roads and bridges, expand transit, rail, pedestrian and bicycle opportunities, and support thousands of jobs.”

Projects approved today in District 12 – Orange County include:

  • Costa Mesa: A little over $ 11.6 million was allocated to a project to strengthen the foundation and improve the reliability and safety of the SR-55 connector on SR-73.
  • Anaheim: A little over $ 22 million was allocated to a pavement repair, pavement life, and ride quality project for approximately 10 miles of the SR-241 in Anaheim.
  • Dana point: $ 250,000 for a project to upgrade facilities to meet the standards of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and add Class II bike lanes, zebra crossings, and mixed-use sidewalks.
  • Santa Ana / Orange: $ 650,000 to upgrade signs, lane boundaries, lane reduction extension to improve merge, and install a traffic counting station on Interstate 5 from south of SR-22 to north of City Drive / State College Boulevard.
  • North district: Almost $ 2 million in additional safety lighting, lane bar replacement, and road sign replacement. For 11 miles on the SR-57
  • Anaheim / Placentia: Slightly more than 1.6 million US dollars for the renovation of sidewalks / passages, the modernization of lighting and traffic management system elements on the SR-91 from Acacia Street to La Palma Avenue.
  • Anaheim: Almost 2.7 million US dollars for the renovation of the sidewalk, upgrading TMS elements and improving the safety of highway workers on the SR-91 from La Palma Avenue to SR-55.
  • Anaheim: $ 570,000 to upgrade TMS elements / lighting and improve highway worker safety on SR-91 from SR-55 to west of SR-90.
  • Central and southern district: Just over $ 3.5 million to refurbish bridge decks, bridge joints, and access slabs to maintain the life of 10 bridges on more than 10 miles of the SR-73.

SB 1 provides $ 5 billion in transportation annually, which is shared between state and local authorities. Road projects move through faster construction phases depending on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects partially funded by SB 1. For more information on other transport projects funded by SB 1, please visit

The above article was published by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

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