CTC Awards Funds to Caltrans Dist2 for Local Roadway Safety & Improvement Projects


Region to receive funding for three transportation projects through the CTC, which allocated more than 3.7 billion dollars to improve local roadways.

More than $2.3 billion is from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA), the bulk of which is going to over 600 cities, counties, and regional agencies to improve bridges, travel times, and air quality; reduce planet-warming pollution; increase highway and rail safety; and provide transportation services. Nearly $169 million in funding is from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

These local projects include the Greenville Corridor Two Project (Near Canyondam, 0.4 miles south of Wolf Creek Underpass in Plumas County): This project will stabilize the upper slope by protecting the rock slope, clearing debris, and controlling erosion.

In Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama Counties at various locations, Caltrans will repair damages from destructive rain events from the past year where the pavement has failed due to the intensity and duration of the storms along with continued heavy truck traffic. The rain infiltrated the pavement, causing rapid deterioration, severe distress, and potholes throughout the region. This project will repair pavement and place pavement markers and striping at various locations.

Finally, the last project to receive funding is the Surprise Valley School Safety and Community Connectivity Project in Modoc County. This project aims to construct and replace sidewalks and implement high-visibility and raised crosswalks within a designated area of concern (DAC). These improvements will create safe pathways connecting students and the community to school sites, parks, and essential services.

Other projects funded through the allocation in the area included the Burney Falls Pavement Project (Near Burney, from 0.3 miles north of SR 299 to 1.4 miles north of Lake Britton Bridge in Shasta County), Wildlife Crossing Structure Project (Near Grass Lake, from 1.4 miles north of Deer Mountain Rd to 0.6 miles north of Grass Lake Rest Area in Siskiyou County):

California has received over $22.6 billion since the IIJA’s passage in November 2021.