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$ 1 Billion Worth of Funding Approved in California for Repair and Enhancement Projects

$ 1 Billion Worth of Funding Approved in California for Repair and Enhancement Projects

Sonoma County, California: More than $1 billion will be provided to support repair and enhancement projects throughout California, with tens of millions going towards bolstering Caltrans’s efforts in the Bay Area. This funding was announced by The California Transportation Commission on Friday.

Alameda, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties will receive more than $30 million in funding for these projects. Sonoma County standalone will receive $10.3 million of that total.

These are the projects that will receive the funding-

  • $2.9 million to a project near Petaluma that will stabilize a slope, install rock slope protection, and install a drainage system north of Kastania Road.
  • $2.3M is allocated for Sebastopol to upgrade multiple bridge rails.
  • $2.7M will be directed to the Schellville area for upgrading and replacing bridge rails.
  • An additional $1.7 million is allotted to stabilize a slope with grout injection and micropiles close to Fort Ross.
  • $700,000 will be used at Sonoma Creek Bridge and Hooker Creek Bridge for the establishment of plants and control of erosion.
  • $5 million worth of funds will be directed to the reconstruction of the Petaluma Creek Bridge fender system in Novato, Marin County.

Nearly half of the $1.1 billion allotted to the state comes from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, with $309 million from the state’s Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Programme and $132 million from Senate Bill 1.

Since Congress passed the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” in 2021, California has gotten more than $32 billion, of which $24 billion has been allocated for transportation-related projects.

The funding will enhance the transportation sector across California and will assist in smoother traffic movement across the state.

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